Track and Field Student-Athlete Awarded LPGA Leadership Academy Scholarship

By Griffin Smith ’21, January 8, 2020
Martha Kemp-Neilson ’23 was awarded $5,000 from the LPGA Foundation.

Martha Kemp-Neilson ’23, a member of the Ithaca College women's track & field team, was awarded the 2019 LPGA Leadership Academy Scholarship. The LPGA Leadership Scholarship, which is awarded to a female high school senior who is pursuing a college education in the United States, is designed to inspire, cultivate, and support female undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to achieve their potential as future leaders.

Kemp-Neilson, a mathematics major who is a 2015 alumnae of the LPGA Leadership Academy, received a $5,000 scholarship and a VIP experience at the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship. She was sponsored by Christina Zacamy, a member of the LPGA board for the upcoming year. 

Winning the scholarship and being able to experience the VIP tour of the LPGA means a lot to me, said Kemp-Neilson. The opportunity to meet with Christina Zacamy, an astute investor, is inspirational to me. It is clear the LPGA Leadership Academy cares about my development and the empowerment of the next generation of women.

Martha is a remarkable young woman who inspires those around her with great passion and vision to drive positive change in the world, Zacamy said. It is a privilege to support young women as they begin their leadership journeys and to partner with The LPGA Foundation through the LPGA Leadership Academy Program in their commitment to empower and advance a new generation of female leaders.

The LPGA Foundation was founded in 1991 as a charitable organization committed to supporting women through numerous golf initiatives.