Sun Country Amateur Golf Association Scholarship
Deadline: Last Friday of April
Since its inception in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Max Webb, the SCAGA Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Dwight Teed. Mr. Teed served as an original member of the Sun Country Board of Directors. The fund has been distributing funds to worthy recipients for over twenty years. Currently the Scholarship Fund allocates four $1,500 scholarships to students that achieved excellence in the classroom, present themselves as excellent citizens, have a connection with the game of golf, need financial assistance and are come highly recommended by credible sources. The scholarship is not dependent upon golfing ability, but rather an award of excellence encouraging the student to continue his or her involvement in school and golf. Since 1984, the SCAGA Four Ball Championship has been essential to raising additional monies for the fund. About one-half of the funding comes from the Dwight Teed gift accounts, and the other half is raised through tournament sponsorship and individual contributions. You can assist us in our efforts to help deserving students by donating to the fund. Please contact the Sun Country Golf House for more information on getting involved at (505) 897-0864 or email email@example.com.
In order to be considered for a SCAGA scholarship, an applicant must:
Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply and must maintain a 3.0 or higher during the entire four-year duration of the scholarship period.
Have your most current high school or college transcripts sent directly from your school to the SCAGA office.
A letter from you outlining your goals and objectives for college, addressed to the scholarship committee.
Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a SCAGA member.
A copy of your parents’ tax return for the year in which you apply for the scholarship (form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ). If the student filed a tax return separately, that must be submitted as well.
Complete the Scholarship Application Form
Nomination Deadline: Last Friday in April
Nominations are made by PGA Professionals. Discuss this with your local PGA Professional if you meet the criteria below.
This award is based on these criteria, not on playing ability. Prior recipients can reapply.
Active participation in the Sun Country PGA Jr. Golf Tour for a minimum of three (3) years
High School GPA – 3.0 or better
Level of activity at home club or course
Knowledge of rules / personal behavior / conduct / dress
This award is not given on playing ability, but is based strictly on the above criteria. Certain NCAA criteria may apply.
HOW TO APPLY
The PGA Professional will submit a letter of nomination and evidence of the above criteria to Sun Country Golf House. The Scholarship Committee will review the nominations and make the final decision. Scholarships will be paid only with evidence of graduation from high school and enrollment in college.
$1,500.00 College Scholarship will be awarded to one boy and one girl and paid directly to the school they are attending.
Mail or email the letter of nomination and copies of most recent school transcripts/report cards to:
Sun Country Golf Foundation
2316 Southern Blvd SE, Suite D
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship application will be available on December 9, 2022 on PGA.org. It is open to the children and/or grandchildren of PGA Class A Members or Life Members in good standing. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale). The scholarship will apply to the 2021-2022 school year.
The online scholarship application is managed by International Scholarship & Tuition Services (ISTS). The application will be accessible through PGA.org and accessible by going directly to the application site. The students who applied last year will go to the login page and login with the information they used last year. The username is their email address. The password is what they created.
Important dates to remember:
December 9, 2022 – Scholarship application is open.
April 10, 2023 – Deadline for submitting Application and Supporting Documents
June 2023 - Notification of Selection Results
July 2023 - Funds Disbursed
August 2023 - Deadline date for photo submission
November 2023 - PGA Magazine and PGA Magazine digital version will highlight the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship.