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The Southern California PGA Foundation’s Grants and Scholarships Program is tailored toward at-risk and underprivileged youth in the Southern California community. The SCPGA Foundation’s sole focus is to assist those in need through a variety of options focused on the game of golf. The life skills associated with the game are unmatched and the SCPGA Foundation views each activity and event as key contributions to a junior’s overall mental, physical, and social development.

 

A Few Of Our Past Scholarship Recipients

Photos of kids who have received a scholarship

Below are the available scholarships through the Southern California PGA Foundation for 2021. One completed application will be accepted for all of the scholarships for which the applicant is eligible. Additional criteria (ie. an essay) may be required for specific scholarships. All applications must be accompanied by the student’s official sealed transcript AND a reference letter from a PGA Professional, Teacher, School Administrator, or School Counselor.

Deadline for scholarship applications is June 30th, 2021 by 3:30PM. NO FAXED OR EMAILED applications will be accepted because they must be accompanied by an official sealed transcript!

About the SCPGA Foundation: The Southern California PGA Foundation’s mission is to provide all those who might benefit, especially youth from all communities, with opportunities to acquire sustainable life skills and values obtained through the game of golf. The Southern California PGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and operates as a public foundation. The Foundation is involved in and supports the growth of the game of golf through initiatives such as ClubsForeYouth®, Neighborhood Golf, PGA Junior League Golf, SCPGA/TGA Golf Enrichment, Drive, Chip & Putt, Special Olympics, SCGA Junior, CIF, PGA HOPE and California Alliance for Golf, to name a few.

● Two (2) scholarships of $10,000.00 payable to the chosen college or university..
● Awarded by the Southern California PGA Foundation Board of Directors & Scholarship Committee
● Recipient determined by the SCPGA Scholarship Selection Committee.

CRITERIA: (1) Recipient must graduate high school by September 1, 2021, and enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university, while requiring financial aid to do so; (2) MUST have outstanding personal character and leadership qualities. (3) Preference given to Southern California Residents & SCPGA Junior Tour
Members; (4) Must submit resume, highlighting experience and accomplishments in the game of golf;

About the Friends of Golf: Friends Of Golf (FOG) supports scholastic golfers with resources, equipment and programs so that they can compete and excel in a sport that promotes character, integrity and fellowship. What started out as a one-day local golf tournament, organized to raise money and equipment for boys and girls in southern California who lacked the resources to participate competitively, has turned into a nationwide fundraising juggernaut focused on bringing golf to all youth throughout the United States.

● Two (2) scholarships of $2,500.00 payable to the chosen college or university.
● Awarded by the SCPGA Foundation on behalf of the Friends of Golf (FOG) Board of Directors.
● Recipient determined by the SCPGA Scholarship Selection Committee and the Friends of Golf Chairman and
CEO.

CRITERIA: (1) Recipient must graduate high school by September 1, 2021, and enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university, while requiring financial aid to do so; (2) MUST have outstanding personal character and leadership qualities. (3) Preference given to Southern California Residents. (4) Active participation in golf is not mandatory, but preferred. (5) MUST provide one-page description of how you have and will continue to be a “Friend of Golf.” (6) Must submit resume, highlighting experience and accomplishments in the game of golf;

About the Bob McCurry: McCurry’s successful careers at Chrysler and Toyota spanned five distinct decades of the American and international automobile industries. Within the industry, he was regarded as an innovative leader, who stayed ahead of the competition by understanding consumer preferences and building strong personal relationships with his dealers. The McCurry Memorial Fund was established in 2007 to award college scholarship funds to exemplary student-athletes throughout Southern California.

● Four (4) scholarships of $1,300.00 each payable to the chosen college or university.
● Awarded by the SCPGA Foundation on behalf of the McCurry Family.
● Recipient determined by SCPGA Scholarship Selection Committee.

CRITERIA: (1) Recipients must graduate high school by September 1, 2021, and enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university, while requiring financial aid to do so; (2) Must have outstanding personal character and leadership ability. (3) Participation in golf mandatory. (4) Must submit resume, highlighting experience and accomplishments in the game of golf;

About the Young Power Food: Young Power Food brings you all kinds of high quality products from throughout the world to help you to build a healthy lifestyle. The philosophy of the Young Power Food is quality, integrity, and convenience.

● One (1) scholarship of $500.00 payable to the chosen college or university
● Awarded by the SCPGA Foundation on behalf of Young Power Inc.
● Recipient determined by the SCPGA Scholarship Selection Committee

CRITERIA: (1) Recipient must graduate high school by September 1, 2021 and enroll in an accredited two or four-year college or university; (2) MUST have outstanding personal character and leadership qualities; (3) Preference given to Southern California Residents and members of the SCPGA Junior Tour; (4) Active participation in golf mandatory (SCPGA Junior Tour); (5) Must submit resume, highlighting experience and accomplishments in the game of golf.

Scholarship Application

All applications must be accompanied by the student’s official transcript.

Deadline for scholarship application is June 30th, 2021 by 3:30PM NO FAXED OR EMAILED applications will be accepted because they must be accompanied by an official transcript!

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