First Tee – North Florida College and LPGA/PGA Scholarships

The Mission of the First Tee – North Florida Scholarship Program is to provide educational opportunities to participants, alumni, and golf industry professionals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence through First Tee – North Florida and will be a life-long ambassador of the game.

For Additional Information on Scholarships and Application Requirements, CLICK HERE

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The Karl G. Estes Participant College Scholarship
Up to a $20,000 scholarship awarded, with up to $5,000 per academic year renewable up to
four consecutive academic years to an active participant that is in their senior year of high school.

Requirements Include:

  • Minimum three years with First Tee – North Florida
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Birdie Level or above
  • Minimum 40 Volunteer Hours with First Tee – North Florida

CLICK HERE to download the Karl G. Estes Participant College Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: March 31st


The Bill Carpenter Scholarship
Created in memory of Bill Carpenter, this is a competitive application that will be based on an applicant’s
academic achievement, community involvement, and commitment to First Tee – North Florida.
The scholarship recipients will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. 

Requirements Include:

  • High School Senior
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Successful completion of Birdie Certification Requirements
  • Minimum three years with First Tee – North Florida

CLICK HERE to download The Bill Carpenter Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: March 31st 


The David Rimmer Scholarship
Created in memory of David Rimmer, an assistant golf professional who loved junior golf.
The scholarship recipients will receive a one-time ($TBD) scholarship.

Requirements Include:

  • High School Senior
  • GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Successful completion of Birdie Certification Requirements
  • Minimum three years with First Tee – North Florida
  • Accepted into an accredited college or university.

CLICK HERE to Download The David Rimmer Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: March 31st


The Thomas L. Stecker PGA/LPGA Education Scholarship (Must be PGA or LPGA Assistant to apply)
A scholarship awarded to a current PGA/LPGA Assistant or Apprentice to cover
their seminar sessions at the PGA Education Center or LPGA Teacher Education Classes.

Requirements Include: 

  • Work/volunteer at a partnering course/club of First Tee – North Florida
  • Minimum 12 months in the golf industry
  • Completed PGA/LPGA Apprentice Process
  • Current on PGA/LPGA Dues

CLICK HERE to download The Thomas L. Stecker PGA/LPGA Education Scholarship Application 
Application Deadline: January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1


click here to read about our 2017 Scholarship recipients