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Scholarship Opportunities


The PGA and Northeastern New York PGA Section offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. The following scholarships opportunities are listed below:

Doug Evans Junior Tour Memorial Scholarship
In an effort to recognize NENY PGA Junior Tour members and to assist them with their higher academic goals, the PGA Reach NENY has established two (2) scholarships of $2,000 each to high school graduating seniors in the memory of Doug Evans.

Applicants must be members of the NENY Junior Tour for at least two years and will be attending an Educational Institution (University, College, Community College, Technical Program or Certificate Program) in the fall of year applying for.

The PGA Reach NENY and the NENY PGA Junior Golf Committee team up to promote the Doug Evans NENY Junior Tour Memorial Scholarship. Doug Evans passed away in the fall of 2020 and served as the NENY PGA Section’s longtime Tournament Director & Assistant Executive Director. He was incredibly well respected among the NENY PGA Member Professionals, the local Capital Region Amateur golf community and from all NENY families and juniors having served the section and local golf body for just under two decades. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his fellow professionals and one of his passions was serving and conducting the Section’s Junior Golf Tour for our local families and junior competitors. He had an incredible way about him to share his knowledge, prowess for the rules of golf and always encouraging message to each junior.  In 2021, the NENY PGA Section also established a Special Award to recognize the impact one individual has on our PGA Section also established a Special Award to recognize the impact one individual has on our PGA Section titles the “Doug Evans Distinguished Service Award”

The NENY PGA Section along with Doug’s family, Hilman Evans and his sister, Cyndi Osborn & family join together in hopes to keep the memory of Doug alive with an endowed scholarship fund created from the proceeds of an annual NENY PGA Memorial Family Cup and other contributions.

– Must be a current NENY Junior Tour member
– Must have graduated High School during the spring of current scholarship year
– Must have been a member of NENY Junior Tour for 2+ years (current year can be included)
– Must be enrolled/attend an Education Institution in the fall of scholarship year
– Must have an outstanding personal character, sportsmanship, and leadership qualities

If you need any assistance or have questions about the scholarship application or process please contact Tracie Warner, or 518-438-8645.

April 1, 2023: Applications Open & Graduating Juniors will be notified via email
July 30, 2023: Applications Close
September 1, 2023:  Scholarship Applicant Selected & Notified (Please allow for 5-7 days for notifications)






Past Winners


Luke Baringer – Clarkson University

Charlee Kennedy – Assumption University


Trey Smith – Methodist University

Alexa Cate – Assumption University


PGA REACH, the 501(c)3 foundation of PGA of America, has established a scholarship program to assist students intent on pursuing PGA of America Membership. These $8,000 scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds, who are pursuing PGA Membership through PGA Golf Management University Programs nationwide.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Apply here to PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program


Applicants to the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program must be:

  • High school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates. An intentional focus is placed on engaging a diverse demographic of participants, but all are welcome to apply.
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at one of the 17 accredited PGA Golf Management Universities pursuing a PGA Golf Management degree for the entire 2022-2023 academic year, with the intent to pursue PGA of America Membership

Eligible individuals exclude persons or family members of the PGA of America National Board, staff, or scholarship selection committee.


Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an $8,000 award. Up to sixteen (16) awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

One award will be given to the top candidate interested or experienced in working internationally. If there are no qualified candidates for the international interest award, it will be given to the next ranked candidate.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, an online recommendation, and demonstrated active participation in the game of golf.

Financial need is not considered. To increase diversity and inclusiveness in PGA of America Membership, preference will be given to people of color and women.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America and PGA of America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PGA of America. Payments are made in equal installments in early August and mid December.


Recipients have no obligation to PGA of America. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.


PGA of America reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.


As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

  1. Complete Golf Verification Form. If unable to complete, upload three scorecards from rounds played in the past 6 months.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Academic Scholarship for College


How to Apply in 2022-2023

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available Friday, December 17, 2021.  You can access the application by clicking this link.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Students must have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA (unweighted) and be a child or grandchild of a PGA Member in good standing.

Evaluation Criteria 

  • High school students will be evaluated on the following ranking percentages: -60% Cumulative GPA-20% Resume-20% Extracurricular Activities*
  • Current college students will be evaluated on the following ranking percentages: -60% Cumulative GPA-20% Resume-20% Extracurricular Activities*

*Activities include sports, student government, employment, arts, hobbies, and educational clubs.

New This Year

  • An electronic resume will also be included as part of the scholarship application. The resume will prompt the student to enter their community service, volunteer activities, and work/internship experience. The resume component will provide a better representation of a well-rounded student and their community involvement.
  • ACT test scores and the SAT test scores aren’t a requirement to apply. The high school students who choose to provide their test scores will be able to upload them with their application.

Monitoring Your Application Progress Scholarship applicants will be able to monitor their progress through the application process by using their login information found at this link.

Important Dates

  • December 17, 2021 – Scholarship application is open.
  • April 8, 2022 – Deadline for submitting Application and Supporting Documents
  • June 2022 – Notification of Selection Results
  • July 2022 – Funds Disbursed
  • August 2022 – Deadline date for photo submission
  • November 2022 – PGA Magazine and PGA Magazine digital version will highlight the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship.

Additional Support The applicant can contact our partners at International Scholarship & Tuition Services (ISTS) through the login page found at this link. Support will be available to the applicants via email, chat online, phone or use of the online contact form.

  • About the PGA Financial Assistance Fund The PGA Financial Assistance Fund was established in 1986 and provides college scholarships to the children and grandchildren of PGA Members based on evidence of academic achievement during high school or college. All funding for the scholarships comes from contributions made by the PGA Members. Since its inception, the PGA of America has awarded close to 4,000 scholarships totaling $8,397,500. For the 2021-22 school year, 188 students were awarded academic scholarships totaling $406,000.

September 21, 2021

PGA Family Cup: The Perfect Program for a Great Cause

Article by: Vinnie Manginelli, PGA (NENY PGA Section Member)


Doug Evans wasn’t a PGA Professional. But Doug was a golf professional who served the PGA well for two decades. He was a man who loved the game of golf and cared deeply for the members he served as Assistant Executive Director and Tournament Director of the Northeastern New York PGA Section. He worked tirelessly for the junior golfers who learn the game every summer in small rural towns and the few mid-sized cities that pepper the 275 miles from Kingston, New York to the New York/Canadian border.

Doug was truly the heart and soul of the NENY PGA Section’s Professional Tournament Program and Junior Golf Association. His impact on the lives of so many is immeasurable. Doug passed away after suffering a heart attack while doing what he loved the most, facilitating a golf event – this one was a PGA Playing Ability Test. It was September 18, 2020 and a long, tiresome, turbulent season was winding down in upstate New York.