The purpose of the PGA REACH Georgia 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.
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 its 20 years of existence, working over 100 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 believe that these skills will be vital to the player in and enjoying and prospering in their collegiate and adult lives.APPLY HERE
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 its 20 years of existence, working over 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 golfers grow into young adults, then whenever possible, watching and following 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.APPLY HERE
The Haskins Foundation was formed to uphold the mission of the Fred Haskins Commission and promote collegiate golf. Supporting the Haskins Foundation is a way for those with a love for college golf and the legacy of Mr. Fred Haskins to give back to the collegiate game and preserve the vision of the Fred Haskins Award. Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation has been able to accomplish many of our strategic initiatives, including the addition of the ANNIKA Award presented by Stifle in 2014. Eligibility: All applicants must have been a Georgia PGA Junior Tour Member at some point from 2018-2022 and currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicants are preferred to be currently playing on a collegiate golf team, but it is not required.APPLY HERE
The Stubbs Family Scholarship was created to honor Richard Stubbs. Richard was a dedicated supporter of junior golf and the Georgia PGA. The Stubbs family is happy to continue his commitment to golf in Georgia through this annual scholarship. Eligibility: All applicants must be an employee or dependent child of an employee of a golf course facility located within the Georgia PGA served by a golf professional who is a member of the Georgia PGA and currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicants are preferred to be currently playing on a collegiate golf team, but it is not required.APPLY HERE
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.
The PGA Financial Assistance Fund was established in 1986 and provides college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of PGA Members based on evidence of academic achievement during high school or college. All funding for the scholarships comes from contributions made by the PGA Members. Since its inception, the PGA of America has awarded a little over 4,000 scholarships totaling $8,797,500. For the 2022-23 school year, 185 students were awarded academic scholarships totaling $400,000.Scholarship Application
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The Druid Hills Golf Club Foundation awards the Wayne Reynolds Scholarship Grant, a four-year $3,000 annual scholarship, which helps qualified junior golfers with their college tuition. The purpose of the 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 was founded by Wayne Reynolds, a long time member of Druid Hills Golf Club. He wanted to leave something special for the Club, a benefit to the community and wanted to give the members of Druid Hills something to be proud of. Wayne and his family chose to help junior golfers with an opportunity to attend college by establishing the four year Reynolds Scholarship Grant. Since its inception in 1998, the Reynolds Scholarship has been awarded to 32 junior golfers. The purpose of the Wayne Reynolds Scholarship is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher educational goals for students who have demonstrated successful participation in a golf program in Georgia. The Foundation will provide yearly grants for deserving undergraduate students at accredited two or four year colleges or universities.Scholarship Application
The KPMG Future Leaders Program is a charitable initiative designed to increase the diversity pipeline of women in business and STEM fields. Funded by the proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, the KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards twenty-two students in their senior year of high school the opportunity to enhance their personal growth throughout their college experience with annual scholarships, ongoing development and support, mentorship and an introduction to golf. 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.Application CLOSED
To be eligible, an applicant must be the spouse or dependant of:
The 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 a subsequent 29-day stay in the neuro-trauma ICU before his passing on July 26, 2015. In Joe’s short life, he exemplified the “right way” to live one’s life whether it was through his Christian spirituality; the dedication he showed in sports and school; the respect he showed for his elders, fellow competitors, and the game itself; his leadership by example in the way he carried himself in day-to-day life and interactions with others; or just the enjoyment he brought to others regardless of the circumstances. The scholarship is another way that Joe will forever be remembered and to give back to someone from the community. In the seven years since Joe’s passing and the creation of JDMGS, $100,000 has been awarded to local high school seniors. The Foundation’s only fundraising event is an annual golf tournament at Joe’s home course, Chestatee Golf Club, every year on the Saturday following Labor Day. In the last few years, the tournament has sold out with a waiting list. If interested in playing, please sign up today. Please consider donating to the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship online (via the PayPal link on this page) or by mail addressed to Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship, Inc. 78 Dawson Village Way N, Suite 140-23 Dawsonville, GA 30534Scholarship Application
The Georgia PGA Foundation, now named PGA REACH Georgia, 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 PGA REACH Georgia 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 PGA REACH Georgia establish a golf grant program that would benefit individuals and also youth golf programs throughout Georgia. The PGA REACH Georgia 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.