The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture, golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent, professional golf management, club professional or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.


In addition, as part of our effort to promote amateur golf, outstanding amateur college/university golfers are eligible for our scholarship awards based on their competitive record as an amateur golf and criteria listed below. Amateur golfer applicants are not restricted to any particular college program or career goal.

Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled/matriculated as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two- or four-year college/university in a program of study that will prepare the student for a career in one of the above-mentioned professions.

The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants:
- Academic record
- Involvement in golf-related interests and activities
- Career goals (Not applicable for students engaged in amateur golf)
- Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations, participation in sports and community affairs, jobs held, special interests and hobbies

Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of the student's professors, and evidence of maintaining a 3.0 GPA, or higher. Past-winners will be reviewed by the Scholarship Screening Panel using the same criteria applied to all other applicants. Questions about scholarships should be directed to: TravisSociety@yahoo.com

Candidates must complete the application form on our website before the June 1st deadline.

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