golf scholarships

 

Playing golf collegiately isn’t the only avenue to earn financial assistance; there are numerous opportunities for high school students involved in the game of golf to earn scholarships and grants.

In fact, golf scholarships and grants offered by outside organizations are more common than in many other sports.

Below is a list of scholarships for high school students - including the criteria for the potential candidates, and the amount of the aid.

 

Chick Evans Caddy Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Strong caddie record

  • Excellent academics

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Outstanding character

Amount: Full Tuition & Housing

 

The Dinah Shore Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Female

  • Played in a minimum of 50% of a high school golf team’s scheduled events or has played golf “regularly” for the past two years

  • GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

  • Not be playing on a competitive collegiate golf team

Amount: $5,000

 

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Performed at least two years service to golf as caddies, or in golf professional or course superintendent operations at any golf course in Massachusetts

  • Plan to attend an accredited institution of undergraduate higher education full-time

Amount: $1,500-1,750 The Marilynn Smith Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Female

  • Played in a minimum of 50% of a high school golf team’s scheduled events or has played golf “regularly” for the past two years

  • GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

  • Plan to play on a competitive collegiate golf team

Amount: $5,000

 

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Females from a recognized minority background

  • Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale

  • Background in golf and plan to play competitive golf at an accredited college or university

  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $1,250

 

GCSAA Essay Contest

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing a degree in turfgrass management, agronomy, or related to golf course management

  • Must be GCSAA members

Amount: $1,000-2,000

 

The Bill Dickey Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher

  • Participation in golf

  • School and community service activities

  • Demonstrate financial need

Amount: $1,000-3,500

 

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Interested participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Plan to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university

  • Involvement in golf

  • Financial need

Amount: $2,000

Data as of  December 31, 2013; please see respective scholarship/grant website for the most updated information.