In 2003, the Aloha Section PGA Foundation, (a non-profit 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of the Aloha Section PGA) was created with the mission to develop and promote interest in the game of golf while enhancing the lives of those that participate. Today the Aloha Section PGA Foundation has gifted over $100,000 in continuing education scholarships for juniors, continues to educate businesses and industry leaders of the “state of the game” with the biennial Hawaii Golf Industry Conference, provide countless FREE growth of the game initiatives with our allied associations and strives to place a golf club in the hands of every new juniors aspiring to be future players.
Aloha Section PGA Foundation Scholarship Program for Hawaii’s Youth
The Aloha Section PGA Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 2007 to encourage and promote the attainment of higher educational goals for high school seniors who have actively participated in the game of golf and have excelled in their academic achievements.
The program is designed to award one-year educational scholarships. The amount of the scholarships will be a maximum of $5,000. Special awards may be granted based on the availability of funds and discretion of the Aloha Section PGA Foundation Scholarship Committee.
The Aloha Section PGA Foundation Scholarship Committee will review class ranking, grade point average (GPA) and either ACT or SAT test scores, along with the student’s extracurricular activities. The student should be enrolled in college bound curriculum. Designated honors should be noted.
Aloha Section PGA Foundation Scholarship Committee also requires applicants to meet the following criteria:
• Be a resident of Hawaii
• Demonstrate financial need
• Must have completed or plan to complete high school by August 1, 2015
• Attend or plan to attend an accredited two or four year college or university.
• Be a full time student in a course of study leading to a traditional associate or baccalaureate degree.
Aloha Section PGA Foundation Scholarship Committee will give special consideration to applicants that:
• Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 grading scale
• Are active in school/ community extracurricular activities
• Are pursuing a degree in a golf related field, such as turf management or golf operations management.