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The First Tee national academies & scholarships

The First Tee program doesn’t just get kids on the course; it offers exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of The First Tee national corporate partners, more advanced participants can apply to attend these golf and leadership events. These events often become life-changing experiences. Youth meet new people, play golf, achieve greatness, and show our Nine Core Values in action.

We are pleased to announce the schedule of participant opportunities conducted by the home office. As one of the leading chapters in the network, it has been a great honor of ours to have many of our participants here in Seattle selected for these opportunities. And we hope YOU are the next one to be selected!

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YOC college Scholarship

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, Youth on Course has awarded more than $1,472,550 total to 221 students for higher education. To qualify, youth must be enrolled as a full-time senior in high school, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have been accepted at a four-year college/university and be a Youth on Course member. All applicants must prove financial need and merit.

Eligibility

You must be a high school senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a member of Youth on Course. You may sign up here.
Scholarships are need and merit-based.
You must be accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded.

The Process

Youth on Course members must apply by Monday, February 17 at 11:59pm PST. Once applications close, a review process will begin and applicants will be notified by March 13 if they need to schedule an interview. After interviews close, a final review process will take place and the 2020 Youth on Course scholarship recipients will be notified. The scholarship luncheon will be held in Oakland, CA in July.

Deadline: Monday, February 17

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LPGA Dinah Shore Scholarship

 

The Dinah Shore Scholarship was established in 1994 by The LPGA Foundation to honor the late Dinah Shore, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, a Hollywood entertainer, and an honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.

The Dinah Shore Scholarship receives tremendous support from Kraft Foods, Inc., the Fund’s largest corporate donor, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the LPGA Tour’s four major championships.

The Dinah Shore Scholarship is granted annually to a female high school senior who is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2020. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the 2019 Scholarship Recipient>>

2020 Scholarship available now. Click HERE to Apply!

LPGA Marilynn Smith Scholarship

 

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by Marilynn with the proceeds of a golf tournament she organized, the objective of the Marilynn Smith Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a female high school senior who has played golf in high school or in her community and is planning to play golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who will be playing golf at the collegiate level.

Click here to learn more about the 2019 Scholarship Recipients>> 

2020 Scholarship available now. Click HERE to Apply!

 


LPGA Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

 

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award granted to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations. One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded in 2020.  Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

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2020 Scholarship available now. Click HERE to Apply!

 


More Scholarships & Grants

 

Bill Dickey Scholarship Association

Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association’s (BDSA) goal is to introduce young people of color to the game of golf and to provide financial assistance to college-bound students. Each year, the BDSA offers up to $14,000 to help graduating high school seniors finance four years of undergraduate studies at an accredited American university of their choice. Qualified applicants must have participated in golf, have U.S. citizenship, exhibit financial need, be actively involved in community service, demonstrate leadership potential, maintain good academic achievement, and have strong golfing abilities.

Contact

Bill Dickey Scholarship Association
1301 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 258-7851
andrea@bdscholar.org

Scholarship Link


Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship

Deadline: TBD (May)

In memory of an avid junior golfer who lost her life tragically from carbon monoxide poisoning at the youthful age of 12 years old, the Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship is awarded each year for $2,500 to a female high school senior who has played golf throughout her schooling and is pursuing an accredited college education in America. Eligible applicants must plan to play competitive collegiate golf, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, and write a short personal essay describing how golf has shaped their life.

Contact

Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship
P.O. Box 811794
Boca Raton, FL 33481
(561) 350-9906

Scholarship Link


Drew Smith Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: TBD (October)

Drew Smith was a Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. During his thirteen year turf management career, Drew was employed at Hunt Valley Country Club, The Country Club of Hershey, River Run Golf Club, Rum Pointe Golf Links, The Bay Club Golf Course, and most recently as Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at The Links at Lighthouse Sound.

Drew’s love for all aspects of the game of golf inspired him to volunteer his time and knowledge at the Scottish Open in Loch Lomond, Scotland in 2002, and other tournaments in the United States. He enjoyed that so much that when the opportunity presented itself he gladly volunteered to work for the maintenance crew at the 2003 Nissan Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Drew passed away unexpectedly from a heart condition on February 16, 2003 while working at this tournament in California.

This scholarship has been created out of love and respect for Drew by his friends, family and colleagues. Its intent is to assist a turfgrass management student who has a similar passion for the golf industry and one who demonstrates the drive, determination and financial need that Drew would have had himself.

Please tell us in 100 words or less what qualities illustrate your personal zeal for the game of golf, and especially for a career in the golf turf management industry.

Contact

Drew Smith Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 708
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 548-1599
admin@esagcs.org

Scholarship Link


GCSAA Scholars Competition

Deadline: June 1st

Annually, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) hosts a Scholars Competition to provide several scholarships for $500 to $6,000 apiece to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students pursuing a major related to turf management. To apply, students should complete at least 24 college credits, receive GCSAA membership, provide proof of U.S. citizenship, submit a recommendation from a golf course superintendent they’ve worked for, and showcase strong academic achievement on an official college transcript.

Contact

GCSAA Scholars Competition
1421 Research Park Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 841-2240
mwright@gcsaa.org
Scholarship Link


Gene Sarazen Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: TBD (April)

Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) to honor one of golf’s champions who was the first to complete the “Grand Slam,” the Gene Sarazen Memorial Scholarship is presented yearly for $2,000 to Italian American undergraduate or graduate students to cut costs for tuition and/or university-provided room and board. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy, and exhibit a strong passion for the game of golf.

Contact

Gene Sarazen Memorial Scholarship
1860 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-0600
sarazen@mindspring.com

Scholarship Link


PGA Financial Assistance Scholarship Program

Deadline: TBD (March)

Since being founded in 1986, the PGA Financial Assistance Scholarship Program has awarded over $5.7 million in funding to more than 2,800 students across America who are the children and grandchildren of PGA golfing professionals. For consideration, applicants must display financial need, be graduating high school seniors, carry a minimum overall GPA of 3.4, plan to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. university in the upcoming fall, be actively involved in extra-curricular activities, and be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Contact

PGA Financial Assistance Scholarship Program
100 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
(561) 624-7612
cblackwood@pgahq.com
Scholarship Link


The Sara Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2020

The Sara Scholarship was established in 2012 as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award, funded through the Henry & Sara Sheehan foundation, is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion.

The Sara Scholarship awards $2000 per year to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses.

A minimum of eleven $2000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The grant is eligible for renewal throughout the applicant’s undergraduate college career up to four years, for a total amount of $8000.

Contact

The Sara Scholarship
310 North Kensington Avenue
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
Scholarship Link


South Florida PGA Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 23, 2020

About The South Florida PGA Foundation Scholarship:

Developed in 2018 the South Florida PGA Foundation annually provides one local student with a four year,$20,000 scholarship to assist with their college education. The student selected to receive the scholarship will receive it in $5,000 increments over the course of four years. In order to receive funding each year, additional paperwork including a copy of the student’s transcript must be submitted to the SFPGA Foundation to ensure the studentis performing at an acceptable level.

Contact

Bobby Goodman Scholarship Grant
186 Atlantis Blvd.
Atlantic, FL 33462
(561) 729-0544
sflorida@pgahq.com

Scholarship Link


Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Promoting the legacy of a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, and innovative turf grass expert, the Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship provides $750 to four outstanding amateur college golfers who are currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Qualified candidates must be pursuing a career in landscape design, golf course architecture, turf grass management, golf management, or sports journalism with an emphasis in golf.

Contact

Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship
24 Sandstone Drive
Rochester, NY 14616
(585) 663-6120
travissociety@yahoo.com

Scholarship Link


Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Since its inception 41 years ago, the Women’s Western Golf Foundation has awarded several scholarships for $8,000 annually for female graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college in the United States. Qualified candidates must show financial need, be actively involved in the sport of golf, carry a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, have U.S. citizenship, and write a 200-word personal statement describing their passion for playing golf.

Contact

Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarships
393 Ramsay Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
dkdink@aol.com

Scholarship Link


Women on Par Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 30, 2020

The “Women on Par” Scholarship Program, provided by the LPGA Foundation, was established in 2007 by the EWGA Foundation (now the LPGA Amateur Golf AssociationTM) to provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students. These scholarships are intended for women, aged 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelor’s degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends, and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.

Since its inception, the scholarship program has helped over 25 women realize their dreams of obtaining their degree. In 2020, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $2,000 Women on Par scholarship and one (1) $1,000 Women on Par scholarship.

The 2020 Women on Par Scholarship application period opened on Wednesday, January 15 and will remain open until 200 applications are received or April 30 of the application year – whichever occurs first.

Contact

The LPGA Foundation
386-274-6200
info@lpgafoundation.org

Scholarship Link


 

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