For the love of the game. That’s the driving force behind the Jerew Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, created in 2004 to honor the family patriarch and avid golfer, Gene Jerew.
“Dad’s life was golf,” said fund creator and son, the late Jim Jerew, “He lived for the game and died playing the game.” Gene passed away from a heart attack, surrounded by friends, playing in a golf scramble he had participated in for 33 years.
With the passage of time, the scholarship was renamed the Jerew Family Memorial Scholarship, to honor all members of the family. True to its original intent, the fund awards scholarships for Marion County high school seniors and graduates in the top 50th percentile of their graduating class pursuing a college education. Priority is given to students of Marion Harding High School who are active student golfers.
The friends and family who contributed to the establishment of this fund truly knew and appreciated Gene’s love of golf, and son Jim’s love for his father. Jim passed in 2018 and memorial contributions further added to the Jerew Scholarship and the impact it will have on future generations.