The Julia H Dodds Award

The Julia H Dodds Junior Girls award was established in 1992 to honor an outstanding graduating high school senior.  The award is in honor of Mrs. Dodds, who was the first 50-year member of the Illinois Women’s Golf Association.

The Julia H Dodds Junior Girl’s award winner is a resident of Illinois who is an outstanding student, leader, positive role model and all-around talented athlete. The 2017 Julia H. Dodds award was given to Alyssa Gromala and Allison Kinsinger were presented with the Julia H Dodd Award after completion of play.


Applications are made on-line at the IWGA website ( Criteria for the Julia Dodds Award include: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Sportsmanship.

Those interested in applying should send documentation of academic status (year in school and gpa) and name of high school.  Two letters of recommendation are required and can be from high school principal, high school teachers, or  anyone who has knowledge of the applicant. Each applicant should write a personal narrative which describes your extracurricular activities, expresses things that have impacted your life, and outlines your plans for the future. Also, please enclose a recent photo.

Application will be accepted beginning on February 1 and deadline for submission is April 3. 

The $2,000.00 award will be directed to the award winner’s college to assist with her educational expenses. If the honoree is unable to accept the cash award, the IWGA will determine an organization to receive the money in her honor.

Julia H Dodds Award Application Form

Questions should be e-mailed to:

Janice Kimpel

Julia Dodds Award Winners