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Scholarship Opportunities


Shirley and Billy Weir Scholarship - Apply Here
Deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Shirley and Billy Weir Scholarship honors the memory of two of the Georgia golf community's most favorite people.

Billy Weir was one of the very first sales representatives hired by Karsten Solheim to represent PING in the late 1960's. Billy often referred to the PING opportunity as life-altering. It is this premise on which Billy made a decision to create a scholarship foundation to offer deserving young people a similar life-altering opportunity.

Shirley, with her famous, "yes, I work here" apron, was a fixture at the scoreboard for many state and regional competitions for years. Shirley could always bring sunshine to a cloudy day after less than a stellar round.

Billy was the PING Man and was rumored to have been the model for the original PING Man caricature found in the earlier PING promotional pieces. Billy was a long-time sponsor of events in the Georgia PGA, as well as a benefactor for many of the professionals. Billy was the first person to be honored as a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Georgia Section, PGA.

PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program - Apply Here
Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015

Established in 1986, the program provides college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA members. It encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the children and grandchildren of PGA members, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college. Click here to view the requirements.

Georgia State Golf Foundation Scholarships - Apply Here
Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015

Programs and goals:
- Provide educational opportunities for employees, or children of employees, of GSGA Member Clubs, through the Yates Scholarship Program
- Provide educational opportunities for young people who are in the study of turfgrass and agronomy at the University of Georgia and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College through the James B. "Monty" Moncrief Turfgrass Scholarship Program
-The celebration of the scholars' accomplishments at the annual Scholars Luncheon

LPGA Foundation Scholarships - Apply Here
2015 Information Coming Soon

All three LPGA scholarships are for female high school seniors who play golf and are planning to attend a college or university in the fall. Please note that The Dinah Shore Scholarship is for an individual who will not be playing on a competitive collegiate golf team; whereas, The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is for an individual planning to play competitive golf in college. The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is also for someone playing collegiate golf but additionally they need to be from a recognized minority background and demonstrate financial need.

Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships - Apply Here

To be eligible, an applicant must be the spouse or dependant of:
-An active duty or Reserve Component soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsman killed or disabled in the Global War on Terror or other unique applications presented to and approved by the FHF board in writing on a case-by-case basis. Special consideration will be given to wounded soldiers with a Veterans Administration rating below 90%.
-An active duty or Reserve Component soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman who is currently classified as a POW or MIA.
-A veteran who died from any cause while such service-connected disability was in existence.
-A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
-A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
-A service member who received a Purple Heart Medal