NATIONAL PROGRAMS – For Youth
THE NATIONAL PGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Resourced through the PGA Financial Assistance Fund, this program provides scholarships to children, grandchildren, stepchildren and adopted children of living or deceased PGA members. Applications must be completed on PGA. org by 5:00 p.m. EST, March 18, 2019. This scholarship is for college students and high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university. Graduate students are not eligible. Click here to apply for the current PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program. Applications open November 16, 2018.
PGA GOLF MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
The PGA WORKS-branded workforce diversification effort desires to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry’s workforce and the PGA of America’s Membership. The $8,000 scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and driven individuals from diverse backgrounds pursuing PGA Membership through the 18 accredited PGA Golf Management University (GMU) Programs nationwide. Preference will be given to people of color and to women. Applications must be submitted via scholarsapply.org/pgaworks on or before Feb. 28, 2018, with recipients being announced in April.
LPGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The LPGA Foundation is currently offering scholarships 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. Applications and more information can be found at www.lpgafoundation.org.
MAPGA PROGRAMS – For Apprentices & Youth
THE AHEAD MAPGA-APA APPRENTICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Recognizing that the cost of the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGM) program is a major concern, the APA and the MAPGA have worked together to develop a scholarship program to annually award those Associate assistants who finish at the top of each PGA PGM program level. The AHEAD MAPGA-APA Scholarships are awarded to the top four finishers at each level who are members of the APA and meet the following eligibility criteria:
1) Must be a registered member of the MAPGA Assistant Professional Association (APA)
2) Must participate in at least two (2) of the following by December 31st:
- APA Tournament (must complete the round and turn in a scorecard)
- APA Education Seminar
- APA Meeting
- Section or Chapter Membership Meeting
- Section specific education seminars (MAPGA Teaching Summit, those adjacent to Section meetings)
***If more than 4 people from each level meet the criteria, the members that scored the highest on the tests will receive the scholarship.
THE BILL DECK-FRED FUNK MAPGA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
After the selection of the Section winner(s) for the National PGA Scholarship Program, the remaining applicants are eligible for the Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarship. This scholarship is for college students and high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university. Graduate students are not eligible. The MAPGA’s Scholarship Committee will make the selection(s) and the scholarship(s) will be awarded in June of each year. Since this fund is also part of PGA REACH Middle Atlantic (a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity), the Section Board of Directors is hopeful that donations will be made to this fund in order to grow it to a level enabling Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarships to be awarded in perpetuity.
THE TONY MARLOWE JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A donation by Tina and Wally Uihlein enabled PGA REACH Middle Atlantic to create the Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship in honor of Tina’s late father, MAPGA Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Tony Marlowe. The Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship fund will provide scholarships to MAPGA junior golfers to be used toward their college education. Scholarships will be based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and on-course etiquette. For more information, contact Collin Elphic, at (540) 720-7420. Apply Here
THE BILLY HURLEY III SCHOLARSHIP
Billy Hurley III is a PGA Tour winner who grew up in Northern Virginia and attended the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the only military veteran currently playing on the PGA Tour and has partnered with PGA REACH Middle Atlantic to award TWO one-time scholarships to a deserving young man and woman. Each scholarship will be worth $2500 each. Hurley believes in the importance of furthering one’s education and hopes that this scholarship helps a student achieve their educational goals. Apply Here
THE DENNY MCCARTHY SCHOLARSHIP
Denny McCarthy, Takoma Park native, former UVA Golf Team member, member of the 2015 walker cup team, now PGA TOUR member, has consistently shown success throughout his junior, amateur, and now professional career. Denny has partnered with the MAPGA Foundation to award TWO (2) one-time scholarships to deserving junior golfers. Each scholarship will be worth $2,500 each. His love for the game shows and wants to provide that opportunity to junior golfers desired to further their education and elevate their game. Apply Here
THE TEE-IT-UP JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP
The PGA REACH Middle Atlantic Foundation is proud to continue the MAPGA Tee-It-Up Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the MAPGA Tee-It-Up Scholarship will give all junior golfers, regardless of financial resources, the opportunity to
participate in the MAPGA Junior Tour. Apply Here