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PGA Member Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Georgia PGA Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2021

The purpose of the Georgia PGA Foundation Scholarship Program is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals for youth who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during high school, have financial need and have shown an interest in the game of golf. Two scholarships are available: the Bill Cowles Scholarship and the Chuck Edmonson Scholarship.

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Shirley and Billy Weir Scholarship

Deadline to apply: March 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM

The Shirley and Billy Weir Scholarship honors the memory of two of the Georgia golf community's most favorite people.

Billy Weir was one of the very first sales representatives hired by Karsten Solheim to represent PING in the late 1960's. Billy often referred to the PING opportunity as life-altering. It is this premise on which Billy made a decision to create a scholarship foundation to offer deserving young people a similar life-altering opportunity.

Shirley, with her famous, "yes, I work here" apron, was a fixture at the scoreboard for many state and regional competitions for years. Shirley could always bring sunshine to a cloudy day after less than a stellar round.

Billy was the PING Man and was rumored to have been the model for the original PING Man caricature found in the earlier PING promotional pieces. Billy was a long-time sponsor of events in the Georgia PGA, as well as a benefactor for many of the professionals. Billy was the first person to be honored as a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Georgia Section, PGA.

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PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019

Established in 1986, the program provides college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA members. It encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the children and grandchildren of PGA members, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college. Click here to view the requirements.

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Georgia State Golf Foundation Scholarships

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Programs and goals:

  • Provide educational opportunities for employees, or children of employees, of GSGA Member Clubs, through the Yates Scholarship Program
  • Provide educational opportunities for young people who are in the study of turfgrass and agronomy at the University of Georgia and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College through the James B. "Monty" Moncrief Turfgrass Scholarship Program
  • The celebration of the scholars' accomplishments at the annual Scholars Luncheon

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The Druid Hills Golf Club Foundation’s Wayne Reynolds Scholarship

Deadline to apply: April 27, 2019

The Scholarship was established by Wayne Reynolds, a long-time member of Druid Hills Golf Club, in Atlanta, Georgia. He wanted to leave something special for junior golfers in the state of Georgia  - a stepping stone to higher education – so he established a $12,000 four year scholarship for eligible junior golfers. The purpose of the Reynolds Scholarship is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher educational goals for students who have demonstrated successful participation in a junior golf program in Georgia.  The Scholarship provides yearly grants for deserving undergraduate students at accredited two or four year colleges or universities.

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KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2019

The Office of Condoleezza Rice is now accepting applications for the KPMG Future Leaders Program – Class 2017.  They will select top high school senior female students from around the country to participate in the program and receive a college scholarship for $10,000 each year for 4 years of college, attend the 3-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat at Stanford University this July, and participate in the KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program for one year. Download the Cover Letter.

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LPGA Foundation Scholarships

All three LPGA scholarships are for female high school seniors who play golf and are planning to attend a college or university in the fall. Please note that The Dinah Shore Scholarship is for an individual who will not be playing on a competitive collegiate golf team; whereas, The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is for an individual planning to play competitive golf in college. The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is also for someone playing collegiate golf but additionally they need to be from a recognized minority background and demonstrate financial need.

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Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships

To be eligible, an applicant must be the spouse or dependant of:

  • An active duty or Reserve Component soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsman killed or disabled in the Global War on Terror or other unique applications presented to and approved by the FHF board in writing on a case-by-case basis. Special consideration will be given to wounded soldiers with a Veterans Administration rating below 90%.
  • An active duty or Reserve Component soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman who is currently classified as a POW or MIA.
  • A veteran who died from any cause while such service-connected disability was in existence.
  • A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A service member who received a Purple Heart Medal

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