Dinah Shore Scholarship:
school seniors who have played golf
regularly for the two years before the application (or have played in a
minimum of 50% of their high school's golf events). The student must
have been accepted to a US college or university, and must not be
planning to play on a competitive collegiate golf team. You need to
submit an application form, as well as high school transcripts, an
autobiography, and three recommendation letters. There is also a
minimum GPA requirement of 3.2. One scholarship of $5,000 is
2. Marilyn Smith
For high school girls
who are in their
senior year and have already been admitted to a college or university
in the United States. The applicant must have played golf regularly for
the past two years or have played at least in 50% of her high school's
golf events. Unlike the Dinah Shore Scholarships though, the student
must be planning to play on a competitive collegiate golf team. A
minimum high school GPA of 3.2 is required. You also need to submit an
application form, together with high school transcripts, an
autobiographical esssay and three letters of recommendation. Two
scholarships of $3,000 each are available.
Pyhllis G. Meekins
minority female high
school seniors who will be pursuing a college
and university in the United States and will be playing collegiate
golf. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.00, and must
demonstrate financial need. In order to apply, the application form,
high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, an
autobiographical essay, and the student's Student Aid Report (as well
as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)) are needed. Reognized
minority groups, for this scholarship, are: US citizens or legal
residents of African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, Native
Alaskans, Pasific Islanders, or people of Hispanic descent. One
scholarship of $1,250 is available.
Stonehouse Golf Youth
seniors who have participated in high
school golf teams for at least two seasons during high school and have
at least a 3.5 GPA. Students with outstanding gof achievements are
especially encouraged to apply. Students must be planning to enroll in
either a 4- or 2-year college or university. 20 scholarships of $500
each are available.
Women's Western Gof
high school senior
girls who demonstrate financial need and meet
the entrance requirements of an accredited college or university. To
apply, candidates need to fill in an application form together with a
statement of family financial condition and a statement of the
applicant's involvement with golf. Candidates are selected on the basis
of academic achievement, financial need, involvement of gold, and
excellence of character. These scholarships are renewable as long as
the student has continued need of financial assistance and has at least
a 3.00 GPA in college. Winners receive $3,000 yearly.
Superintendents Association of America Foundation (GCSAA) Scholarships:
seniors or students who are already in
college. Applicants must be children or grandchildren of GCSAA members.
Scholarships are given for 5 or more consequtive years. Winners receive
The Scotts Company
sophomores, juniors or high school seniors
planning to enter the golf course industry. Minorities from different
ethnic backgrounds and women are especially encouraged to apply. 5
finalists are selected, who get $500 each. 2 winners get $2,500.
educators and researchers of the turfgrass
industry. These are scholarships for masters and PhD students (graduate
level). Academic excellence, peer recommendations, communication skills
and research ability are important considerations. Four scholarships
and fellowships of up to $5,000 are given every year.
GCSAA Scholars Competition:
who are in a college or university and
have also completed at least 24 credit hours or one year at their
college or university. The criteria for this program include academic
merit, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to
become a leading professional in golf course management industry.
Several scholarships of $500 to $6,000 each are available.
GCSAA Student Essay
and graduate students who are pursuing
degrees in turfgrass science, agronomy or any other field related to
golf course management. Applicants are asked to write an essay that is
7 to 12 pages in length, double spaced. Essays should be original,
well-organized and creative. Prizes are $2,000 for the first place,
$1,500 for the second place and $1,000 for the third place. Winning
essays may be published on the GCSAA website.
Par Aide's Joseph S.
Garske Collegiate Golf Grants:
school students who have been
accepted to a college or trade school. Selection criteria include
academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills.
Applicants should also submit an original essay of up to 500 words
describing a significant experience, achievement or risk and its effect
on them. Financial need is not a factor in the selection for these
The Francis Ouimet
Scholarship Fund Scholarships:
students, college students or adult
students who have served at least two years as golf caddies, as golf
pro shop workers, or in course superintendent operations at a club in
Massacchusetts. The scholarship is to be used for undergraduate study.
These scholarships are need- and merit-based and are renewable. Several
scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $7,500 are available. Transcripts
and SAT scores are required to apply, among other things.