Golf Scholarships

Golf scholarships offered by outside organizations are more common than in many other sports as the game has grown in popularity with players like Tiger Woods bringing more spectators to the sport. While the NCAA still controls a large portion of the funding awarded by colleges, golfers willing to do a bit more research will find that scholarships in the sport are easier to find than they thought.

A goal and trend of golf scholarships recently has been to broaden the diversity in the field, with many awards now targeting women and minorities. Such awards often only require an interest in the field or intent to pursue golf in the future, with less emphasis placed on being the best golfer on your high school team. Other awards from golf associations looking to reward college-bound golfers often place some weight on financial need, extracurricular activities and academic records beyond talent. Don’t rule out the lesser-known funding sources, as they may be far less competitive and just as generous as awards given by your college.

Check out some examples of golf scholarships below. For additional information about golf scholarships and awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

NCAA Scholarships

About $1 billion in full and partial athletic scholarships are awarded each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to more than 126,000 undergraduate student-athletes at Division I and Division II schools. Although these scholarships are awarded and administered directly by each academic institution, not the NCAA, you’ll be required to meet the requirements of the NCAA to receive any funding. Those requirements include a minimum GPA for both the college-bound and those already on campuses, and qualifying standardized test scores. Contact your intended school’s athletic department for more information if you have the academics and the skill to play on a college team.

NJCAA Scholarships

The NCAA won’t be the only resource for you to investigate if you’re pursuing golf on the post-secondary level. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) also awards full and partial scholarships to talented athletes. If you’re a golfer interested in community college, consider contacting those schools about potential scholarship opportunities in your sport. If you’re at a high level of skill with a decent academic record, consider your options on the junior college level, but know that if you transfer to an NCAA college after two years, the GPA and standardized test score requirements may be stricter.

NAIA Scholarships

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) also offers scholarships on both the Division I and Division II level. While the association will have fewer scholarships to go around than the more expansive NCAA, the requirements of getting onto a team and staying there at an NAIA school are less strict. Students must two of the following three criteria: have a minimum ACT score of 18 or minimum SAT score of 860, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, or have graduated high school in the top half of your graduating class. Don’t rule out NAIA schools when looking for colleges where you could be a student-athlete.

Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The objective of the Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund is to grant scholarships to deserving young women from the State of Alabama who have an interest in golf and are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university within the State of Alabama. This is an academic scholarship and not based on athletic ability.

    Candidate Must:
    -Be a graduate of an [...] More

Augustana College Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Augustana to maintain these scholarships in subsequent years.

    Augustana Athletic Grants are awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate [...] More

Bev Granger Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The WSCGA Foundation not only supports the athletic dreams of our young golfers, but also their academic pursuits and talents through scholarship awards. All applicants must fill out a general scholarship application. The WSCGA Foundation Scholarship Committee then decides which scholarship is best suited for the applicant based on her talents, extra-curricular activities, and academic goals. [...] More

Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The objective of the Caitlin Brondolo Scholarship is to award a scholarship to a female high school senior who has played golf during high school and is pursuing a college education in the United States and who will be playing competitive collegiate golf.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be female
    -Applicant must be a high school senior accepted into an accredited college/university in the [...] More

CCU Athletics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Athletics Scholarship is available to student-athletes in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who are recommended for scholarship consideration by the CCU Athletics Department. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise noted by the Athletics Department. Scholarship amounts vary. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further [...] More

Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible to apply for a Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies, candidates must meet the following requirements:
    1. Strong caddie record: Applicants must have caddied, successfully and regularly, for a minimum of two years and are expected to
    caddie at their sponsoring club the year they apply for the scholarship
    2. Excellent academics: Applicants must have completed their junior year of [...] More

CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/22/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • This scholarship was established in memory of Albert Holloway who served for many years on the Academic Support, Intercollegiate Athletics, Nominating, and Student Support Committees of the Foundation. He was a great supporter of academics, extracurricular, student service programs, and the athletic program.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a student-athlete at California State University - Bakersfield [...] More

Edward and Marion Petzko Athlete Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The recipient of the Edward and Marion Petzko Student-Athlete Scholarship will be an above-average student that received a varsity letter in either track or golf.

    Eligibility:
    - Minimum 3.0 GPA
    - Saginaw county resident
    - Graduating high school senior
    - Attending a Michigan college or university in pursuit of an undergraduate degree
    - Full-time enrollment
    - Varsity letter and minimum two [...] More

GCSAA Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The GCSAA Scholars Program offers awards to outstanding undergraduate students who are planning careers as golf course superintendents. Selection criteria for this program includes: academic excellence, work experience, extracurricular activities and potential to become a leading professional in the golf course management industry.

    Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate [...] More

Get Girls Golfing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • MyGolfInstructor.com is excited to announce the inaugural Get Girls Golfing Scholarship. The Get Girls Golfing Scholarship will be granted annually to one female high school senior that plays golf competitively in high school and intends to play golf as a freshman at a 2 or 4-year college. The scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of golf accomplishments, personal achievement, and [...] More

Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, the applicant must be a Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating senior pursuing an associate's or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must've participated in at lease five (5) athletic seasons throughout high school. The [...] More

Marilynn Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by Marilynn with the proceeds of a golf tournament she organized, the objective of the Marilynn Smith Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a female high school senior who has played golf in high school or in her community and is planning to play golf at [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by family and friends of Coach Lozano. The fund will provide one scholarship annually to a graduating high school senior athlete from the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.

    Eligibility
    -Graduating high school senior
    -Must be a student athlete
    -Must have a 2.0 GPA to apply and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 while in [...] More

New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has been a shining light for 68 years in providing financial assistance to deserving member club caddies pursuing higher education. Since 1947, it has provided over $11,000,000 in college scholarship awards to 2,800 caddies. Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a caddie. [...] More

'Nez Muhleman/Doris Kallina Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The scholarship is named for Doris Kallina and 'Nez Muhleman, two women who have given their time, energy and resources to promote women's golf in Texas for many years. Both served as Past Presidents of the WTGA and also have long and distinguished legacies with the USGA as volunteers, committee members and officials. Their contributions to the game of golf have benefited countless women and [...] More

Saginaw Country Club Golf Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Saginaw Country Club has been one of the premier private clubs in Michigan for over 116 years. In honor of its centennial year in 1998, the Club's Board of Governors established the Saginaw Country Club Golf Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to promote and reward golf playing among Saginaw County's youth. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be a senior from a Saginaw County high [...] More

The Anne Trabue Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The first scholarship established by the WSCGA Foundation Board was the Anne Trabue Scholarship in honor of WSCGA's 'founding mother' and first President. In 1954, WSCGA honored Anne Trabue by creating a trophy in her name. The Anne Trabue Trophy is presented annually at the Southern Championship.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must complete high school by September 1st of the current [...] More

The Dinah Shore Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Dinah Shore Scholarship receives tremendous support from Kraft Foods, Inc., the Fund's largest corporate donor, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the LPGA Tour's four major championships. The Dinah Shore Scholarship is granted annually to a female high school senior who is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf.

    For more information or to apply, [...] More

The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The Ouimet Scholarship is unique in that it is renewable for up to four years. Ouimet awards range from $1,500 to $15,000 per year, depending on financial need and ranking in our competitive evaluation process. The value of the award over four years can be $10,000 to $40,000, or more. Nearly 5,600 young people have received Ouimet Scholarships, and many have gone on to prestigious positions of [...] More

The Mimi Deatherage Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Born and raised in Long Beach, Marion (Mimi) Deatherage practiced law and loved the game of golf. She attended Wilson High School, and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado before attending Southwestern School of Law. After graduation from Southwestern, she joined her father's law office. During the seventeen years she spent practicing [...] More

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,250
  • The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an [...] More

The Sara Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Sara Scholarship was established as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion.

    For more information or [...] More

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 [...] More

VSGA Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/24/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation, funds scholarships, primarily through the VSGA VIP Card Program, to Virginia high school students who are interested in golf and wish to attend Virginia colleges and universities. The awards are conditional on students’ continued progress in academics. Criteria for the awards include an active interest in golf (ability not important), [...] More

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Women's Western Golf Foundation is a charitable trust providing undergraduate scholarships. Award winners receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 yearly. The scholarship is renewable each year, for four years, provided the recipient shows continued financial need and maintenance of GPA above 3.0.

    Applicant Qualifications:
    - High school senior female who intends to graduate high school in [...] More

WWU Scholar-Athlete Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Awards - ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 - are available for basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and women's volleyball. Coaches determine recipients of these awards based on demonstrated talent and skill. If the athlete has an ACT of at least 27, they are eligible for this award. A WWU GPA of at least 3.0 is required for renewal.

    For more [...] More

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