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Junior Golf Scholarships & Grants

Southern Ohio Junior Golf Scholarship

Established in 2022, the Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golf College Scholarship assists junior golfers throughout Central and Southern Ohio with their goals of pursuing higher education.

Two (2) $4,000.00 Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Scholarships will be awarded annually to one male and one female junior golfer who participated in SOPGA Junior Golf programs. Junior golfers, in their senior year of high school, can apply for the scholarship through the link below. Applicants will be required to submit their most recent high school transcript, financial student aid report, personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed by the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation staff and finalists will be invited to take part in a formal interview process with the SOPGA Junior Golf Scholarship Selection Committee.

Click here to apply.

SOPGA Junior Golf College Scholarship Timeline:

  • Application opens – 3/4/2022
  • Application deadline – 5/2/2022
  • PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation Staff reviews applications – 5/4/2022
  • Scholarship Finalists are notified for formal interview – 5/10/2022
  • Scholarship Finalist formal interviews take place – 5/13/2022
  • Selection Committee meets to select Recipients – 5/17/2022
  • Scholarship Recipients Announced – 5/24/2022

SOPGA Junior Golf Grant

Established in 2022, the Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Grant grows the game throughout Central and Southern Ohio by providing more junior golfers with the opportunity to participate in Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golf events.

Junior golfers may apply for the grant through the link below. Applicants will need to provide proof of their financial need and interest in advancing their golf careers  without putting their family’s livelihood at risk. The SOPGA Junior Golf Grant applications will be reviewed on a seasonal basis by the Selection Committee and awards will be distributed on a first come, first served basis dependent on the number of qualified applicants and the availability of funds.

Click here to access the SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Application.

SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Timeline:

  • Application opens: 3/28/2022
  • SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Selection Committee reviews applications: Ongoing
  • Application closes: 5/27/2022
  • SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Recipients notified and funds distributed: 6/3/2022

General Information about the SOPGA Junior Golf Grant:

  • All SOPGA Junior Golf Grant Applications will be reviewed on a seasonal basis by the Southern Ohio PGA Section Staff and Junior Golf Committee.
  • Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis dependent on the number of qualified applicants and the availability of funds.
  • Applicants will be notified at the email address listed on application regarding the amount of funds awarded.
  • The award of the SOPGA Junior Golf Grant does not guarantee entry into specific events. Recipients will still be required to follow standard SOPGA Junior Tour program requirements and procedures to be entered into any clinics, seminars, or tournaments.
  • The Grant will be distributed in one lump sum as a credit on the recipients SOPGA Junior Golf Blue Golf Player’s Account and can be used for Tournament Registration for their respective Player’s Tour (36 holes) or Junior Series event (18 holes).
  • The amount allotted will be based off the total cost of 18-hole or 9-hole events provided to the player. In the case the recipient is invited to a 36- hole event, the recipient may opt to use credit provided to them, but it will have an impact on the number of events that can be played.
  • The Grant can only be used to cover costs associated with SOPGA Junior Tour events. It is the responsibility of the recipient to keep up with their account totals.
  • Any fees due above and beyond the SOPGA Junior Golf Grant allotted to the recipient is the sole responsibility of the recipient.
  • Any credit that was not used by the end of the SOPGA Junior Tour Season will be removed from the player’s account.

Privacy

The Southern Ohio PGA Section and Southern Ohio PGA Golf Foundation agree to protect the confidentiality of all information provided as part of this application process and will use it for determining if the applicant qualifies for financial assistance. The Southern Ohio PGA Section Foundation will retain applicant’s information for its records.

The Southern Ohio PGA, through the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation, is proud to grow the game of golf and give back to our junior golf community. Scholarships and grants like these are made possible by the support of the Southern Ohio golf community through events like the Play Yellow Birdie Bash and the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Pro Am and through support from our generous SOPGA partners like Saling Simms Associates and the Memorial Tournament.

Click here to email SOPGA Foundation and Communications Manager Bretten Hill with any questions about the College Scholarship, Golf Grant or PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation.