College Scholarships

First Tee Headquarters

First Tee Headquarters offers a national College Scholarship Program.  Scholarships are up to $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of college admission. The program also provides professional development workshops, access to internships and full-time employment placement post-graduation. Applications are due at the end of January for high school seniors.

Keiser University

Chapter Directors John McMurray and Eric Wilson of Keiser University have announced that the College of Golf at Keiser University would be offering two active scholarships to chapter students beginning this fall.  Students may earn the two-year associate or four-year bachelor’s degree. This is an incredible opportunity for our students who wish to pursue a career in the golf industry.

Chapter Scholarships

Our Chapter began offering four-year renewable college scholarships to our active students in 2014 when Trustee Jon Orszag (pictured right) designated a portion of his annual contribution to establish our first scholarship fund.  We typically award $25,000 per year in college scholarships and have awarded over $100,000 since inception with additional assistance from Trustees Bob Simses and Morell Studios, and former Chapter Director Suzanne Klein.  Peter Helie has generously funded the scholarship program for the 2021-2022 school year.

Palm Beach County Golf Association

Our chapter has developed a partnership with the Western Golf Association and their Evans Scholars program.  Evans Scholars earn a four-year full tuition and room and board scholarship by caddying.  Our Chapter currently has students caddying at Seminole Golf Club and Old Marsh with plans to apply for the Evans during their senior years.  Additionally, The Bear’s Club was the first local club to offer the Evans Scholars program to deserving high school students.

Evans Scholars

Our chapter has developed a partnership with the Western Golf Association and their Evans Scholars program.  Evans Scholars earn a four-year full tuition and room and board scholarship by caddying.  Our Chapter currently has students caddying at The Bear’s Club and Old Marsh. We continue to grow the program and add new clubs for our students to caddie.

Congratulations to the many Chapter students listed below that have benefited from our college scholarship programs:

Ahmed Abou Baker

Palm Beach State College- Current

Alexandra Dowd

Palm Beach Atlantic University- Graduated 2019

Savannah Mansueti

University of Florida- Current

Sebastian Nachilly

University of Mississippi- Current

Amber Steele

Palm Beach State College- Current

Shannon Boner

University of Virginia- Graduated 2018

Janelle Johnson

Nova Southeastern University- Graduated 2018

Sheldon Meyer

University of Florida- Graduated 2018

Alison Santini

Palm Beach Atlantic University- Current

Taylor Sukmana

Palm Beach Atlantic University- Graduated 2020

Kristen Dodd

Maltz Jupiter Theater- Current

Jarue Johnson

Florida Atlantic University- Graduated 2019

Tyler Mistretta

Florida Southern College- Current

Nyla Simms

University of Maryland Eastern Shore- Current

Emily Valentine

Palm Beach Atlantic University- Graduated 2019