2016-2017 Scholar Program –

Deadline to apply: Feb. 24, 2017

The Scholars Program is a distinction awarded to participants who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Most of these scholarships are worth $2,500 per year and are renewable for four years ($10,000 total) assuming the student continues to meet the school’s criteria for merit scholarships.

WELLS FARGO SUCCEEDING TOGETHER –

Deadline to apply: March 14, 2017

This year, the Wells Fargo Succeeding Together contest is encouraging teenage participants of The First Tee to showcase the importance of being part of a “Go-To-Team” and working together through an application and essay process.

PWC EXECUTIVE BUSINESS FORUM –

Deadline to apply: March 10, 2017

Each May, PwC invites alumni of The First Tee to attend their Executive Forum which takes place during THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Topics discussed in depth include:

  • Global issues
  • Enterprise-wide risk management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate governance

One of the alumni will be asked to speak to the group during one of the formal gatherings regarding their experience in The First Tee and their first year of college.

THE FIRST TEE NATIONAL PAR-3 CHAMPIONSHIP –

Deadline to apply: March 24, 2017

This event introduces participants to a competitive golf environment by simulating that experience through the stroke play and territory cup events. Participants will develop an understanding of different rules, scenarios and etiquette through instruction lead by a USGA rules official and through implementation during tournament play. Participants will also work on life skill development through dorm living, interaction with participants from around the country and guest speakers.

JOHN DEERE DRIVE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMY –

Deadline to apply: March 24, 2017

This all girls event will focus on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.  Applicants will be asked to define the people or circumstances that ‘drive’ them to take on a position of leadership and describe how they plan to apply those principles in their life. In addition, one girl selected for the Academy will be chosen to receive a $5,000 college scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant at the John Deere Classic in July 2017.

PERFECT SENSE UNIFIED CHALLENGE –

deadline to apply: March 24, 2017

The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge will be a President’s Cup team event with golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country. In addition to playing two rounds of golf at some of the top courses in the nation’s capital, golfers will also enjoy a welcome banquet, a career exploration day at Perfect Sense, a tour of DC’s monuments and museums, and a final send off at Top Golf!

USGA LEARNING SCIENCE THROUGH GOLF ACADEMY –

deadline to apply: March 24, 2017

The USGA’s expertise in the areas of research, science and innovation is of growing importance and touches on every aspect of golf, including a greater understanding of the intersection between science and environmental stewardship. Participants will have hands-on access to the USGA Research & Test Center, a facility that supports the research and development of solutions for the betterment of the game, and also includes the USGA’s proprietary golf club and ball testing equipment. Participants will learn from highly educated and skilled USGA engineers and scientists whose work is focused on advancing the game forward through an understanding, and application, of research, science and innovation for all those who play it.

JOHN DEERE POWER FOR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST –

deadline to apply: March 24, 2017

Participants will submit a written essay for the opportunity to win a $5,000 college scholarship plus the opportunity to be a VIP guest and pro-am participant at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, IL.  The essay should focus on how the students are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and/or neighborhoods.  The essay should include a summary of the impact of their efforts and how their work is connected to the values learned through The First Tee and the game of golf.