Can your junior golfer earn a golf scholarship?

Where can we find Golf Scholarship

The majority of junior golfers' parents would love to see their young golfer securing a Golf Scholarship. For your information there are approximately 1000 collegiate golf programs in the United States, comprised of Junior Colleges, NCAA Division I, II, & III and NAIA.

Over any given four-year period a maximum of 4.5 scholarship units are awarded by men's coaches, in the NCAA Division I, to the best talented golfer. This gives you an idea why getting a golf scholarship is so hyper-competitive!.

Generally Golf scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, references, entrance exam scores, financial need, golfing ability etc.

Some potential sources of Golf scholarship that your junior golfer might pursue on his/her own are:

The Bill Dickery Scholarship Association (BDSA):

The principal mission of this golf scholarship is to increase the participation of minority youngsters in the sport of golf. As stated in their website the Awards range from one-time grants of $1,000 to four-years worth as much as $6,000 annually. If you want to know if your junior golfer is eligible visit the Bill Dickery website and download the golf scholarship application

Women's Western Golf Foundation:

The Women's Western Golf Foundation is a charitable trust offering undergraduate scholarships. The Award winners of the scholarship receive a grant in the amount of $2000 yearly. To make sure your junior golfer meet their golf scholarship qualifications...visit the Women's Western Golf Foundation website.

National Collegiate Athletic Association:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 colleges and universities, athletic conferences and sports organizations devoted to the sound administration of intercollegiate athletics.

In order to participate and receive athletically-based financial aid, you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse and meet their eligibility standards.

Take the time to read and understand the Division I and Division II eligibility requirements of NCAA members (colleges and universities) before you register your junior golfer.

SideNote: Even foreign students can register to the NCAA Clearinghouse! So, go and take a look!

Knowing which college offers the best golf program is important when you're helping your child choose the right college. Visit SEC Golf to get valuable information and honest opinions about SouthEastern Conference golf and how it compares to other college conferences.

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