The First Tee Scholarships are awarded to teen participants who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Recipients have also demonstrated a need for funding to pay for their college education.
Congratulations to the 74 scholarship recipients who have been awarded more than $210,000!
|Scholarship Recipient||First Tee Chapter||Named Scholarship|
|Taylor Collins||First Tee of Greater New Orleans||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Noah Covarrubias||First Tee of Silicon Valley||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Solomon Dobbs||First Tee of Atlanta||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Joni Goh||First Tee of Greater Dallas||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Kyle Lam||First Tee of the Tri-Valley||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Beverly Maddux||First Tee of St. Petersburg||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Kristin Nwadike||First Tee of Atlanta||Chevron Giuliana Gomez Scholarship|
|Caine Sivier||First Tee of the Sandhills||Chevron Becca Connolly Scholarship|
|Victoria Slawinski||First Tee of Pittsburgh||Chevron Gary Chong Scholarship|
|Brandon Teeny||First Tee of Greater Seattle||Chevron Mylz Oliver Scholarship|
About this Scholarship
Chevron Corporation has designated scholarships to be awarded to those students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career based on STEM related disciplines. Chevron STEM Scholarships are renewable each year based on satisfying the requirements of the Named Scholarship Contract. Their funds will provide ten scholarships valued at $10,000 each to be disbursed over four years ($2,500/yr.) Recipients will be selected based upon their overall Scholars application score.
- Jackson Bellard, First Tee of Northern Nevada
- Logan Lurie, First Tee of Howard County
- Lauren Nguyenphu, First Tee of Greater Dallas
- Sara Rintoul, First Tee of Central Florida
- David Riley, First Tee of Greater Houston
- Mombo Ngu, The First Tee of North Florida
- Dylan Van Ostrand, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
- Emily Hunt, The First Tee of Massachusetts
About this Scholarship
The scholarship donor, the United States Senior Golf Association, has designated the scholarships to be awarded to those families who have demonstrated the need for funding to pay for their children’s college education. The USSGA provides financial support to The First Tee Scholars thanks to the generous contributions of their Memorial Fund Trustees.
- Karina Aguirre, The First Tee of Monterey County
- Cassidy Schnell, The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin
- Cailey Rooker, The First Tee of Benton Harbor
- Emily Wirtz, The First Tee of Cleveland
- Patrick Geshan, The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley
- Samuel Hutchens, The First Tee of Metropolitan Oklahoma City
- Cameron Dillon, The First Tee of Roanoke Valley
About This Scholarship
At The First Tee we place great value on the well-being of the young people we serve. To this point, we are very much like the Maasai tribe from Kenya. The traditional greeting passed between Maasai warriors is: “Kasserian Ingera,” which means “And how are the children?” The traditional response is, “The children are well,” meaning life is good, that peace and safety prevail and the priorities of protecting the young and the powerless are in place. The Maasai society has not forgotten its reason for being and its responsibilities to its young people – nor have we at The First Tee. The First Tee Scholarship Fund, “Kasserian Ingera”, which consists of donations from The First Tee Home Office Staff and other scholarship donors, will provide a scholarship(s) to a participant(s) to help fund their education after high school (college, community college, or vocational school). The amount of this scholarship varies annually based on the amount raised. Children represent 100% of our future!
- Benjamin Hutchens, The First Tee of Metropolitan Oklahoma City
- Rhea Advani, The First Tee of Silicon Valley
About this Scholarship
The Peter A. Bonanni Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by Times Mirror Magazine in memory of Peter A. Bonanni, the publisher for Golf Magazine. This scholarship fund provided to The First Tee, from The New York Community Trust-Peter A. Bonanni, are to be awarded to those families who have a demonstrated need for funding to pay for their children’s college education. A scholarship of $2500 will be awarded to two Scholars of The First Tee (a one-time payment).
44 First Tee participants each received a $1,000 e-money scholarship in 2018