Welu applications due

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE May 31 for the PBA’s Billy Welu Scholarship, awarded annually to a male or female college student who competes in the sport of bowling and exhibits exemplary qualities as a student and citizen.

The scholarship winner receives a $1,000 award.

To be eligible, candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application deadline) and maintain at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA or equivalent.

Recent winners include Elizabeth Seibel, Penn State University (2009); Heather D’Errico, Robert Morris University-Illinois (2008); and Ricki Williams, Wichita State University (2007).

A PBA charter member, Welu was inducted into both the PBA and ABC/USBC Halls of Fame in 1975. He won the BPAA All-Star competition in 1959, as well as the 1964 and ’65 ABC Masters events.

He was PBA President for two years, a member of the PBA Tournament Committee for eight years, and served for 16 years on the Executive Board. Welu also was color analyst, working with Chris Schenkel, on “Pro Bowlers Tour” telecasts on ABC-TV before he died of a heart attack in 1974 at age 41.

For an application form, go to pba.com.

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