The PGA of America is pleased to announce that the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program is now available on PGALinks.com. Graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of PGA members are invited to apply online at the home page (before you log in) of PGALinks.com to be considered for financial support for college through the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program is an academic based scholarship program that takes into account the following depending on the class level of the student:

High School Graduating Senior

  • High School Cumulative Grade Point Average – must be at least 3.4 (60% of the scholarship weighting scale). This number is to be an unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  • ACT and/or SAT test scores (30% of the scholarship weighting scale)
  • Extracurricular activities in high school such as sports, clubs, student government, community service, part time employment, etc. (10% of the scholarship weighting scale).

Current College Student (has not reached their senior year in college)

  • College Cumulative Grade Point Average – must be at least 3.4 (60% of the scholarship weighting scale)
  • Most recently completed college semester or quarter GPA (30% of the scholarship weighting scale
  • Extracurricular activities in college such as sports, clubs, student government, community service, part time employment, etc. (10% of the scholarship weighting scale)

Scholarship funding will also take into account financial need, please see details in Financial Need Section of the application. The total number of scholarships a student can receive will be limited to 2 total scholarships over the 4 years of undergraduate college attendance.

The amount and number of scholarships is determined by the availability of funds, and may vary from year to year based on these factors and IRS guidelines. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the PGA Scholarship Committee. The scholarship is for accredited Universities or Colleges in the United States only.

The application process is live online (www.PGALinks.com) between November 17, 2014 and March 16, 2015. Students are asked to wait until they are in possession of their most current grade report (first semester) or transcript before applying. The applicant must enter the students Social Security number and the PGA affiliated parent or grandparents PGA ID number to gain access to the application.

After submitting the online application, the applicant must have postmarked by March 16, 2015 to the below address a sealed official school grade transcript that shows their GPA information and ACT/SAT test scores (if a high school applicant) to:

PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program
Attn: Caroline Blackwood
100 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418

PGA members can check out the Scholarship Search Tips for additional listed websites to help you with your scholarship search by visiting the homepage of PGALinks.com/Personal Benefits/PGA Scholarship Program.

Further questions about the PGA Scholarship Program can be directed to the PGA of America Membership Information Services Center at 1-888-532-6662 or via email at cblackwood@pgahq.com.

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