At First Tee, we believe that helping young people build strength of character is fundamental to success in life. Our active learning experiences are all about ensuring young people build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience, so when they face new challenges they are equipped to overcome them.
Going beyond our core programs, the enhanced First Tee College Scholarship Program is designed to provide further support, life skill development and mentorship of our alumni through their journey. Higher education continues to be a critical factor in unlocking opportunities for young people to thrive, and First Tee is committed to their success.
First Tee College Scholarship Program supports selected alumni throughout their college career. The need and merit-based program provides scholarships 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. One of the key factors of the program is pairing Scholars with a dedicated adult mentor who will help encourage and guide them throughout the four years.
The program is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend college the following year. Applicants must be active members of First Tee chapters and will be considered based on financial need, academic performance, chapter involvement, volunteerism and other criteria.
2020 Application Timeline:
- Applications: Available Now
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
- First Tee Scholars Announcement: May 31, 2020
- High school senior
- Minimum score of 28 on the ACT and/or 1340 on the SAT
- Minimum 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale
- Intent to attend a four-year accredited college or university in Fall 2020
- Participation in mandatory pre-college retreat (July 27-29, 2020) and professional development workshops (Dec. 17-18, 2020)
CHAPTER AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
- Registered and active in First Tee headquarters database at time of application deadline
- Involved in chapter activities at the time of application submission
- Participants who have spent a longer amount of time in First Tee programs will receive higher consideration
- Evidence of responsible volunteerism or citizenship through meaningful involvement in community and/or civic activities
- Dependent upon the financial circumstances of the family (Tax Return, FAFSA/Student Aid Report info required)
- Dependent upon cost of attendance at college or university