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Since its inception, PGA REACH New England has awarded over $915,000 in college scholarships to the children, grandchildren and step-children of PGA Professionals, as well as junior golfers in New England.

Under the direction of PGA REACH New England and its Scholarship Committee, we are aiming to continue growing the number of scholarships available, as well as the amount of funding available each year.

Information on available scholarships, eligibility requirements and application information is located below.

PGA REACH New England is proud to continue the partnership with Avidia Bank and offer the Avidia Bank Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to deserving students who are actively engaged in the game of golf. Scholarships will be awarded in the winner’s name to the university/college of attendance.

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Avidia Bank Foundation Scholarship Application

Bill Flynn was a NEPGA Professional and Hall of Fame Inductee, who overcame a partially paralyzed right arm from birth to become an icon in the North Shore and New England golf circles. He was the first Head Golf Professional at Thomson Country Club, where he served in that role from 1961-1986.  An accomplished player, Mr. Flynn won the 1959 Vermont Open, the 1963 Massachusetts Open, and the 1968 New England PGA Section Championship. Mr. Flynn also served on the executive committee of the New England PGA for seven years, then assumed the duties of secretary-treasurer for three years followed by his presidency from 1973-1976. During his career, he also served as Vice-President of the PGA of America.

The Flynn Family, PGA REACH New England and the NEPGA Junior TOUR are proud to partner together to make this scholarship possible.

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Bill Flynn Family Scholarship Application

PGA REACH New England and the Cape Cod Chapter team up to promote the Gary Philbrick Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Philbrick was a respected member of the Cape Cod Golf community and a PGA Professional for nearly three decades. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his fellow professionals, charitable organizations, and the golf community at large. Gary was the recipient of many awards, most notably the Bill Strausbaugh Club Relations Award by the NEPGA, and he was also named Cape Cod PGA Professional of the Year twice.

Diane Philbrick & children, Lindsay, Ian, and Tracy; along with Gary’s brothers Richard, David, Jeffrey, and Mark are joining with the Cape Cod PGA in hopes to keep memory of Gary alive with an endowed scholarship fund created from the proceeds.

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2023-24 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Gary Philbrick Scholarship Application

The application window for the 2024-2025 Philbrick Scholarship is now CLOSED.

George Wemyss was the first Executive Director hired to oversee operations of the New England Section PGA. He was a retired Air Force colonel and pilot, who served in World War II. After the war he owned his own business for many years. When the New England Section PGA moved to have its operation run as a successful business, George’s background made him the candidate of choice. the man to lead the Association into a new era of progress. George’s deep, gravelly voice commanded respect. He ran the Section with firmness, but beneath that exterior was a heart of gold that helped many NEPGA members with their careers and their personal lives too.

The NEPGA George Wemyss Scholarship is given each year to deserving students as they pursue their college education.  The application process begins with applying for the PGA of America Financial Assistance Scholarship Program.

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students applying through the PGA of America Financial Assistance fund: CLICK HERE FOR PGA OF AMERICA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION.

If you apply for the PGA of America scholarship your application will automatically be submitted to New England PGA for the George S Wemyss Scholarship.

Students are eligible to receive the PGA of America Financial Assistance Fund a maximum of two out of the four years they are in college.  The years do not have to be consecutive, so please be sure to apply every year.  Students are eligible to receive the George S Wemyss Scholarship for all four years they attend college.

Students are eligible to receive both the PGA of America Financial Assistance Fund and the NEPGA George S Wemyss Scholarship in the same year.

If you are not eligible for the PGA Financial Assistance Fund (3.4 GPA requirement) or choose not to apply, but meet the Wemyss Scholarship requirements are please be sure to fill out the NEPGA’s application.  The NEPGA’s GPA requirement is 3.2 and students should apply using the NEPGA’s application.

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – George S. Weymyss Scholarship (At large Application)

Established in 2021 by the Dedham Country & Polo Club membership, The Jimmy Noris Scholarship Fund was created in honor of PGA Professional, James Norris.

Through his professionalism and dedicated efforts in serving the membership of Dedham Country & Polo Club for the past 26 years, Jimmy Noris has become a beloved friend to our members and staff.

As a reminder, applicants for The Jimmy Noris Scholarship must have graduated High School from or reside in one of the following towns in Massachusetts: Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Needham, Norwood, Roslindale, West Roxbury or Westwood.

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Jimmy Noris Scholarship Application

The purpose of the Maine Chapter Scholarship program is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals for children, grandchildren and stepchildren of PGA Members based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Maine Chapter Scholarship Committee. The number of scholarships to be awarded may vary from year to year, dependent upon prior year fundraising.

 

There is no limit to the number of times an applicant may apply or receive a scholarship.

Reminder, applicants MUST be related to a Maine Chapter PGA Professional

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Maine Chapter Scholarship Application

For previous Maine Chapter Scholarship award winners, please apply using this link – Previous Award Winner Maine Chapter Scholarship Application

The purpose of the Chapter Scholarship is to support the higher education goals for children, grandchildren and stepchildren of PGA Members based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Committee. The number of scholarships to be awarded may vary from year to year, dependent upon prior year fundraising.

There is no limit to the number of times an applicant may apply or receive a scholarship.

Reminder, applicants MUST be related to a Massachusetts Chapter PGA Professional

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Application

For previous Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship award winners, please apply using this link – Previous Award Winner Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Application

Established in 2020, The Michael F. Wortis Scholarship will help young men and women, ages 8-16, who are passionate about learning the game of golf. These students should also possess the personal character that Mike Wortis emulated, especially loyalty, kindness and respect towards others.

About Michael F. Wortis

Overview of The Michael F. Wortis Scholarship

 

 

 

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Michael F. Wortis Scholarship Application

In an effort to recognize NEPGA Junior TOUR members and to assist them with their higher academic goals, the New England PGA Junior TOUR will be awarding eight (8) scholarships of $1,000 each to high school graduating seniors. Applicants must be members of the NEPGA Junior TOUR for at least three years and will be attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university in the fall of 2023.

 

Reminder, applicants MUST be a member of the NEPGA Junior TOUR

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now closed, please apply using this link – NEPGA Junior Tour Scholarship Application

The New Hampshire Chapter of the New England Section PGA, proudly manages the New Hampshire Chapter Scholarship.This Scholarship is designed to award scholarships to children or grandchildren of New Hampshire Chapter PGA Members in good standing with the Association (the PGA Member may be living or deceased).The amount and number of Scholarships awarded annually is determined by the availability of funds and may vary from year to year.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the New Hampshire Chapter Scholarship Committee.

Reminder, applicants MUST be related to a New Hampshire Chapter PGA Professional

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – New Hampshire Chapter Scholarship Application

For previous New Hampshire Chapter Scholarship award winners, please apply using this link – Previous Award Winner New Hampshire Chapter Scholarship Application

PGA of America Scholarship

Established in 1986, the program encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the PGA members’ children, grandchildren and stepchildren, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college. Since its inception, the PGA of America has awarded a little over 4,000 scholarships totaling $9,197,500.00. For the 2023-24 school year, 185 students were awarded academic scholarships totaling $400,000.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be children, grandchildren or stepchildren of a PGA member who is in good standing with the Association (the PGA member may be living or deceased)
  • Children or grandchildren of Class “F” PGA members are not eligible
  • The involvement and achievement of the PGA member is not part of the selection criteria
  • A student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale) or higher in either high school or college to be eligible to apply
  • Any incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration
  • Applicants who are high school seniors must have or plan to complete high school prior to September 1st
  • All applicants must be enrolled as or plan to enroll as a full time student in order to be eligible. A full time student is defined as one who is taking 12 or more hours in a course of study leading to a traditional associates or baccalaureate degree
  • The PGA Scholarship Program is designed to award scholarships (at least one per PGA section provided the section has an applicant who has met the required guidelines). The amount and number of scholarships is determined by the availability of funds, and may vary from year to year based on these factors and IRS guidelines concerning private scholarship foundations. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the PGA Scholarship Committee
  • Students should ensure they are eligible for the scholarship per NCAA Rules, Regulations and Guidelines
  • A student on a full ride from the university (academic or sports) is not eligible as the scholarship can only be applied to tuition, books and lab fees
  • Up to 20% of funding will go to students displaying a financial need (must still meet academic requirements) detailed in Financial Need Section of application. In order to obtain the required Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, you must have filled out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you have submitted your FAFSA, you will, within 3 to 5 days, receive an email with instructions on how to access your SAR (Student Aid Report). Your EFC number is listed on the first page of your SAR.
  • Students will be evaluated on the following ranking percentages:
    • (60%) GPA/Academics
    • (20%) Activities
    • (20%) Resume (Volunteer 5%, Community service 5%, Work 10%)
  • College credit whether earned at high school or college level applies to college review and counts towards the cumulative GPA
  • Scholarship is for first four years only. Students must re-apply each year. (No graduate studies or 5th year under-graduate)
  • The scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, books and lab fees only.

Students who apply for the PGA of America Scholarship are automatically eligible for the Wemyss, O’Rourke, and Murphy Scholarships.

PGA of America Scholarship National application process is now OPEN, please follow THIS LINK to apply.

(Students who do not have an account, need to create one after clicking the application.)

Students are eligible to receive both the PGA of America Financial Assistance Fund and the NEPGA George S Wemyss Scholarship in the same year.

If you are not eligible for the PGA Financial Assistance Fund (3.4 GPA requirement) or choose not to apply, but meet the Wemyss Scholarship requirements, please be sure to fill out the NEPGA’s application.  The NEPGA’s GPA requirement is 3.2 and students should apply using the NEPGA’s application.

Scholarship awards of $8,000 each are available for students from diverse backgrounds pursuing a PGA Golf Management University Program degree.

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This application process is now CLOSED for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Stan BaluikKirkbrae Country Club, in conjunction with PGA REACH New England, is pleased to offer the Stan Baluik Scholarship.

This scholarship is named after longtime PGA Professional Stan Baluik, who distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. Stan was the Head Golf Professional at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island from 1963-2005 and is a member of the NEPGA Hall of Fame as well as the Rhode Island Golf Hall of Fame.

This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior golfer from Northern Rhode Island in an effort to assist him/her in achieving his/her academic goals. Applicants must be residents of one of the towns named below and will be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the upcoming Fall Semester.

Reminder, applicants MUST reside in one (1) of the nine (9) identified Rhode Island towns

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please use this link to apply – Stan Baluik Scholarship Application

We’re proud to support and announce The O’Rourke Family will host a fundraising outing on October 16th at the Plymouth Country Club.

Register a team to participate – contact Ted O’Rourke, PGA (tedforourke@gmail.com)

Donate to the O’Rourke Scholarship Fund – CLICK HERE

The Ted & Anne O’Rourke Scholarship is given each year to deserving students who are the children or grandchildren of New England PGA Professionals as they pursue their college education.

The application process is now OPEN, please submit your application through the PGA of America Scholarship – HERE

(Students who do not have an account, need to create one after clicking the application.)

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale) in either high school or college.
  • A student must be a child, grandchild or stepchild of a PGA Member in good standing.
  • A student must be accepted for admission to a two-year or four-year college or university.
  • A student must be enrolled as a full-time student or be accepted as an incoming freshman pursuing a full-time course load.

Required Material

  • High School Seniors
    • Official Transcript with Cumulative GPA (must be 3.2 or above)
    • Student Aid Report (SAR), if applicable
  • Current College Students
    • Official transcript with Cumulative GPA (must be 3.2 or above)
    • Most recently completed semester GPA
    • Student Aid Report (SAR), if applicable

 

Tom Murphy was a well-known and respected sales representative in the New England PGA Section for many years. In 1993, Tom was given and honorary membership to the New England PGA. In memory of Tom Murphy and the great things he did for the game of golf in New England, we are proud to give out the Tom Murphy Scholarship every year.

The application process is now OPEN, please submit your application through the PGA of America Scholarship – HERE

(Students who do not have an account, need to create one after clicking the application.)

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale) in either high school or college.
  • A student must be a child, grandchild or stepchild of a PGA Member in good standing.
  • A student must be accepted for admission to a two-year or four-year college or university.
  • A student must be enrolled as a full-time student or be accepted as an incoming freshman pursuing a full-time course load.

Required Material

  • High School Seniors
    • Official Transcript with Cumulative GPA (must be 3.2 or above)
    • Student Aid Report (SAR), if applicable
  • Current College Students
    • Official transcript with Cumulative GPA (must be 3.2 or above)
    • Most recently completed semester GPA
    • Student Aid Report (SAR), if applicable

 

PGA REACH New England is proud to partner with the Tetrault Family and launch a new Scholarship for 2024, the Tom Tetrault Scholarship.

The Tom Tetrault Scholarship is intended to honor Tom and his passion for helping youth better themselves in the game of golf so that they can learn and love the game that he enjoyed for his entire career. The scholarship will be awarded each year to deserving students between ages 7-16, who are passionate about learning and growing in the game of golf.

Learn more about the Tom Tetrault Scholarship

For more information on the Tom Tetrault Scholarship, click HERE

Application process for 2024 has closed.

The Vermont Chapter of the New England Section PGA, proudly manages Vermont Chapter Scholarship Program.This program is designed to award scholarships to children or grandchildren of Vermont Chapter PGA Members in good standing with the Association (the PGA Member may be living or deceased).

The amount and number of scholarships awarded annually is determined by the availability of funds and may vary from year to year.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Vermont Chapter Scholarship Committee.

Reminder, applicants MUST be related to a Vermont Chapter PGA Professional

For Scholarship information and eligibility, Please follow – THIS LINK to learn more

Application window for 2024-25 academic calendar is now open, please apply using this link – Vermont Chapter Scholarship Application

For previous Vermont Chapter Scholarship award winners, please apply using this link – Previous Award Winner Vermont Chapter Scholarship Application

2023-24 Scholarship Recipients

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Scholarship Application Checklist

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