About The First Tee Scholars Program
The Scholars Program is a distinction awarded to junior golfers of The First Tee who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Since 2003, more than $1 million in college scholarships have been awarded to teen participants of The First Tee.
Congratulations to the 82 junior golfers designated to The First Tee Scholars – Class of 2016-2017.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR JUNIOR GOLFERS
Applications are accepted once per year from seniors in high school who meet the minimum requirements.They are scored by an independent committee with representation from the following areas: Post-secondary educational consultant, high school guidance counselor, philanthropists, USGA executive committee member, educator, chapter board member, and chapter executive director.
Opportunities for Scholars
In order to be eligible for The First Tee Named Scholarships, the participant must first apply for The First Tee Scholars Program. Please contact your chapter for deadline information.
Accepted Scholars are eligible for scholarship opportunities. Named Scholarships are funds received either in honor or memory of someone, or have been donated by individuals or corporations. Most of these scholarships are worth $2,500 per year and are renewable for four years ($10,000 total) assuming the student continues to meet the school’s criteria for merit scholarships. The funds are paid directly to the institution of the recipient’s choice.
NOT YET INVOLVED IN THE FIRST TEE?
This distinction is only available to teens involved in chapters of The First Tee. College scholarships are available, but not guaranteed to all designated Scholars. The selection process includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.