The Scholars Program is a distinction awarded to participants who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. The designation of Scholar brings with it eligibility for scholarship opportunities and national events.

2020 Program Information

Application Release: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD
Field Announced: TBD

 Selection Process and Application

Applications are accepted once per year from seniors in high school who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. They are scored by a judging committee made up of home office staff.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply for First Tee Class of Scholars, the applicant must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Entered in First Tee participant database for a minimum of four years at the time of application deadline
  • Must be registered in the Participant Database as at least Birdie level in the Life Skills Experience as of December 31, 2019
  • Must be registered, active, and current in activities at your chapter
  • Must be a high school senior as of December 31, 2019
  • Active in First Tee Participant Database upon submittal of application
  • Must have taken the SAT and/or ACT in order to apply, receiving at least a minimum score of 19 on the ACT and a minimum of 500 on both parts of the SAT
  • You must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale

Opportunities for Scholars

Named Scholarships: Accepted Scholars are eligible for scholarship opportunities. Named Scholarships are funds received either in honor or memory of someone, or have been donated by individuals or corporations.  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.  The funds are paid directly to the institution of the recipient’s choice. Learn More »

Contact Information

Laura Diaz
(904) 940-4302