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The Chevron Changing the Face of Golf Scholarship

The Chevron Changing the Face of Golf Scholarship will be awarded through the LPGA Foundation as part of Chevron’s commitment through the LPGA Foundation Giving Circle. Established in 2022, Chevron will offer this scholarship opportunity for female high school seniors of minority background pursuing a full-time, STEM-focused course of study at an accredited college or university in the United States. Through this effort, the LPGA Foundation will further its commitment to Change the Face of Golf and increase opportunities for young women to obtain a college education. For this particular Scholarship process, Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2023 and will be available for renewal for four years of undergraduate studies ($10,000

total). This amounts to seven total scholarships presented by Chevron including the two Dinah Shore Chevron Scholarships. The application process will open in the Fall of 2022. 

The Why

The goal of this initiative is two-fold:

  • To increase representation of communities who have been traditionally underrepresented in golf and STEM.
  • To preserve the legacy of Dinah Shore, an advocate for women’s golf and honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.

The How

The LPGA Foundation and Chevron are offering this Scholarship Program where five young women will be awarded $2,500 in the Spring of 2023 which will be available for renewal for four years of studies, totaling $10,000 in Scholarship funds per recipient. Qualifications to apply for the scholarship include being a high school senior at the time of application, strong academics, community service and letters of recommendations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a high school senior at the time of application 
  • Student must identify as Asian, Black or African-American, Hispanic/Latin-American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander)
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply and maintained 
  • Pursuit of a STEM-focused educational path
  • Committed to attending an accredited college or university in the United States 
  • Demonstrate community service

2023 Scholarship Application Process is now open. Click HERE to apply!

 


Chevron Dinah Shore Scholarship

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The Chevron Dinah Shore Scholarship was established in 1994 by the LPGA Foundation to honor the late Dinah Shore, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, a Hollywood entertainer, and an honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. This Scholarship also helps preserve her legacy, as an advocate for women’s golf, co-founder of The Chevron Championship and honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.

The Chevron Dinah Shore Scholarship is granted annually to female high school seniors who are pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf. In an effort to preserve the legacy of Dinah Shore and her contributions to women's golf, Chevron is offering two (2) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded per year renewable over 4 years ($10,000 total for each recipient). This amounts to seven total scholarships including the five Chevron Changing the Face of the Game Scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a high school senior at the time of application 
  • A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply and maintained 

  • Committed to attending an accredited college or university in the United States 

  • Demonstrate a passion for women's golf and helping the younger generation get involved in the game

 

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Scholarship Recipient>>

2023 Scholarship Application Process is now open. Click HERE to apply!


Renee Powell Scholarship

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The Renee Powell Scholarship will be awarded through The LPGA Foundation and the LPGA Renee Powell Fund. Established in 2022, the Renee Powell Scholarship will provide financial aid to female, Black or African American, high school seniors pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. Through this effort, The LPGA Foundation will further its commitment to Change the Face of Golf and create opportunities for Black or African American girls to pursue their dreams. Two (2) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2023.

About Renee Powell

Renee Powell is an American professional golfer who played on the US-based LPGA Tour and is currently head professional at her family’s Clearview Golf Club, the only course designed, built, owned and operated by an African-American. The daughter of golf course entrepreneur Bill Powell, Renee grew up in Ohio and took up golf at an early age. As the second Black player on the LPGA Tour, Renee has dedicated her career to increasing diversity in golf. She is Renee is a true trailblazer and beloved global ambassador for golf.

Awarding the Renee Powell Scholarship

Thanks to the support of the #HoodieForGolf campaign, led by Michelle Wie West to raise funds for two important initiatives honoring Renee Powell – the LPGA Foundation and Clearview Golf Club. As part of this initiative, the LPGA Foundation designated funds toward the newly established Renee Powell Scholarship. The goal of the Renee Powell Scholarship is to boost representation of Black girls within the collegiate golf space. Qualifications to apply for the scholarship include strong academics, community service and letters of recommendations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be of Black or African-American descent

  • Be a high school senior at the time of application

  • A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale is needed to apply

  • Committed or in the process of committing to playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States

2023 Scholarship Application Process is now open. Click HERE to apply!


Marilynn Smith Scholarship

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund. Established in 1999 by Marilynn with the proceeds of a golf tournament she organized, the objective of the Marilynn Smith Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a female high school senior who has played golf in high school or in her community and is planning to play golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. Five $5,000 scholarships were awarded in 2022.

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Scholarship Recipients>>

2023 Scholarship Application Process is now open. Click HERE to apply!

 

 


Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award granted to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations. Two $5,000 scholarships were awarded in 2022.

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Scholarship Recipients>>

2023 Scholarship Application Process is now open. Click HERE to apply!

 

 


Goldie Bateson Scholarship

Goldie Bateson was considered a pioneer in the field of women’s golf instruction and became the first female head golf professional in the state of Wisconsin. In recognition of her accomplishments, she was honored as LPGA Teacher of the Year and received LPGA’s Ellen Griffin Rolex Award, the National Golf Foundation’s (NGF) Outstanding Service Award, was named Honorary Golf Consultant with the NGF, and was inducted into the Wisconsin State Hall of Fame.

The Goldie Bateson Scholarship is an initiative of the LPGA Professionals Midwest Section membership and is awarded to junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 who have an interest in learning and playing the game of golf. Ten $250 scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

Eligible candidates must reside within one of the following LPGA Professionals Midwest Section States: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama.

If you'd like to apply for the 2022 Scholarship, please click HERE. Deadline is October 11, 2022.

 


The Women on Par Scholarship

The “Women on Par” Scholarship Program, provided by the LPGA Foundation, was established in 2007 by the EWGA Foundation (now the LPGA Amateur Golf Association™) to provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students. These scholarships are intended for women, aged 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelor’s degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends, and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.

 Click here to learn more about the Women on Par Scholarship >> https://lpgaamateurs.com/memberships/scholarship/


Grants and Financial Assistance

Dolores Hope Financial Assistance Initiative Fund

The LPGA Foundation has a tradition of taking care of its members and others in the golf industry. The Financial Assistance Fund was renamed the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative in 2007 to acknowledge Hope’s generous support of the fund and her long-time friendship with the LPGA.

Established in 1991, the fund assists members of the LPGA and others from the golf industry who...

Are destitute or have suffered a sudden or severe financial hardship as a result of:

  • Death in immediate family
  • Destitution
  • Severe illness, injury, or accident
  • Fire, crime, flood, or other disaster
  • Other tragedy

Requests are limited to those who cannot be relieved through:

  • Insurance
  • Public or private assistance
  • Liquidation of applicant’s assets including retirement accounts (provided liquidation would not cause additional financial hardship)
  • Other reimbursements of income

For more information about the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative Fund, or to inquire about receiving assistance, please e-mail financialassistance@lpgafoundation.org

 


Marge Burns Educational Grant

The Marge Burns Education Grant is available for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals and is awarded to assist with the expenses of attending LPGA Certification Programs. Established with a bequest from Marge Burns, the grant recognizes the importance of LPGA Certification and Continuing Education for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals.

Grant Applicants must be an Approved Applicant or an LPGA Apprentice or Class B LPGA Professionals member in good standing.

  • Grant applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Grant applicants must submit a completed application.
  • We ask that you provide details about the reason why you are requesting assistance.

To access the Marge Burns Educational Grant application and for more information, click HERE.


Renee Powell Education Grant

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The Renee Powell Education Grants will be awarded through the LPGA Foundation and the LPGA Renee Powell Fund. Established in 2022, the Renee Powell Education Grants will provide financial aid to female, African American, LPGA Professionals going through the LPGA certification process. For over 60 years, the LPGA has developed and enhanced golf education for teachers, coaches, and leaders of the game of golf. The LPGA Teacher Education Program has become the most comprehensive and dynamic golf education series in the industry.  

Through this initiative the LPGA Foundation and LPGA Professionals will further their commitment to Changing the Face of Golf and increasing opportunities for African American women to pursue careers in the golf industry. 

Awarding the Renee Powell Education Grants 

Grants will be awarded on a trimester basis to assist with the costs of attending LPGA Certification Programs. Below are examples of expenses the Renee Powell Education Grant would cover:

- LPGA Professionals Membership application fee

- Level 1 registration fee 

- Level 2 registration fee 

- Level 2 video class registration fee

- Level 3 registration fee

- Level 3 travel stipend (approx. $800)

 The amount awarded is at the sole discretion of the LPGA Foundation based on the information provided in the application. Prospective recipients should only apply if they meet the criteria. Grants must be used within the year it is awarded. Exception, grants awarded in the 3rd selection may be used the following year.  

Applicants may apply for Note that the Renee Powell Education Grant is renewable every trimester given the applicant meets the minimum scoring requirement of the previous class.

2022 Application process has concluded. The 2023 Grant Application will open January 1st.



Dr. Dede Owens Education and Research Fund

In memory of the late Dr. Dede Owens, the LPGA Foundation established the Dr. Dede Owens LPGA Golf Education and Research Fund. Owens, who was one of the country's leading teachers, a past national president of the LPGA T&CP membership, and a 2001 inductee into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame, was actively involved in teacher education and developing teaching guidelines for individuals with disabilities. The fund supports ongoing LPGA golf education and research projects, with which Owens was involved, as well as the future development of LPGA golf education, teacher education, and golf research initiatives.

The fund also has several ongoing projects, including golf education publications, the development and implementation of the LPGA Teacher Education Program for Accessible Golf, and teaching research.

To contribute to the Dr. Dede Owens Education and Research Fund and its mission, please Click Here to make a donation online or download the LPGA Foundation Donation Form to mail your donation.


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