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. For more information and to download the scholarship application, click the below link.
This scholarship is named after long time Georgia PGA volunteer Bill Cowles of Lilburn. Bill has volunteered for the Georgia PGA since 2002 having worked approximately 20 professional and Junior Tour events each year. He has been a key part in the success of the Georgia PGA Junior Tour throughout it’s 19 years of existence, working nearly 200 tournaments. In 2016, he was elected Honorary Lifetime Member of the Georgia PGA. Bill enjoys watching the personal growth of the players as they develop the benefits usually associated with competitive golf. These include the life skills of sportsmanship, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance, and graciously accepting and overcoming occasional failures or set-backs. It is his belief that these skills will be vital to the player in enjoying and prospering in their collegiate and adult lives.
This scholarship is named after long time Georgia PGA volunteer Chuck Edmonson of Suwanee. Chuck has volunteered for the Georgia PGA since 2000 having worked approximately 20 professional and Junior Tour events each year. He has been a key part in the success of the Georgia PGA Junior Tour throughout it’s 17 years of existence, working nearly 100 tournaments. In 2016, he was elected Honorary Lifetime Member of the Georgia PGA. When not working tournaments, Chuck enjoys creative cooking and working on his active model railroad. However, the real joy comes from watching our young junior golfers grow into young adults, then whenever possible, watch and follow their college careers. “This is very rewarding as a Rules Official, thinking that somewhere in their growth you may have had a helping hand. The Rules of Golf are very similar to the rules of life, they constantly change, and we must learn to adapt.”
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a combination of the following areas:
April 15, 2021: Deadline to return applications to the GPGA Foundation
May 1, 2021: Deadline for school transcripts to be received by GPGA Foundation
May 30, 2021: Recipients announced
July 15, 2021: Funds distributed to appropriate Colleges/Universities
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.Scholarship Application
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.
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.Scholarship Application
Programs and goals:
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.Scholarship Application
KPMG Future Leaders Program – Class of 2022. 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.
To be eligible, an applicant must be the spouse or dependant of:
Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund, an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created to help offset the costs of college education for a deserving college bound student. Joe had dreamed of playing golf in college (at TCU), however those dreams tragically ended with a car accident when leaving the golf course with his grandparents and subsequent 29-day stay in the neuro-trauma ICU before his passing on July 26, 2015. In order to be considered for the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship, a candidate will need to complete the application and submit with required materials (see application for full details). Each candidate’s application will be reviewed by members of the scholarship board, and candidates will be vetted for consideration. The criteria on which the board will base its decision will be focused much more on the personal qualities a candidate has exhibited, i.e. dedication, respect, citizenship, and personal interactionScholarship Application
The Georgia PGA Foundation was founded in 1974 with support from both the GSGA and the Georgia PGA in Memoriam of Robert T. Jones. The Foundation’s mission is to introduce and engage individuals of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to the game of golf by providing instruction, education and playing opportunities. The Georgia PGA Foundation will impact and enhance the lives of individuals utilizing the game of golf– a gift for a lifetime. The Foundation will achieve its vision and mission through fundraising programs and golf programming targeted to enhance individuals’ lives and better communities.
Developed in 2008, the new license plate program will help to promote Georgia’s thriving Golf Industry and to help the Georgia PGA Foundation establish a golf grant program that would benefit individuals and also youth golf programs throughout Georgia. The Georgia PGA Foundation Junior Golf Grant Programs are designed to assist individuals and organizations in the State of Georgia for the benefit of youth, introduce young people to golf, instruct young people in golf, teach the values of golf, and stress life skills, fair play, courtesy, and self-discipline.
Additionally, the Grant Programs are intended to help individuals and organizations that provide junior golf programs that serve economically disadvantaged youth, children with special needs and the general population.