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The Gene Auen Memorial Golf Tournament & Scholarship Award

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The Gene Auen Memorial Golf Tournament and Scholarship award began in 1995.


The Kent County Association of REALTORS® (KCAR) Scholarship Foundation gave out its first $500 Scholarship. Since then the awards have grown to as many as 7 recipients each year.  In the past 20 years, the Foundation has awarded over $85,000 in scholarships to deserving students.


The awards are given to High School Seniors residing in Kent County, and attending a public or private high school or enrolled in any other accredited educational program.  Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Attending a University or College pursuing a 4-year degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA.


  • Attending a University or College pursuing a 2-year degree or attending a vocational/trade school.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.


  • An applicant who has an immediate family member(s) who is/are currently a Delaware-Licensed REALTOR® and is pursuing a 2-year degree or will be attending a vocational/trade school.

Pursuant to §2405, Title 5 of the Delaware Code, immediate family member means a spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent or grandchild  This includes stepparents, stepchildren, stepsiblings, and adoptive relationships.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.

2024 Scholarship Winners

Allyson Holmes – Smyrna High School

Abigayle Osborn – Smyrna High School

Mekayla Petion – Calvary Christian

Sydnee Holt – Smyrna High School

Richard “Luke” Michaud - Smyrna High School

Nicholas Riggi – Lake Forest High School

Izabella Raughley – Dover High School

Harmony Golden – Lake Forest High School

Evan Gebhart – Ceasar Rodney High School

Riley Buchman – Ceasar Rodney High School

2023 Scholarship Winners

Isabella McMullen, Smyrna High School

Ethan Stant, Caesar Rodney High School

Joshua Goldschlager, Caesar Rodney High School

Lucas Paret, Caesar Rodney High School

Ryan Dennis, Caesar Rodney High School

London Bebout, Smyrna High School

Sarah Scott, Lake Forest High School