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Yates Scholarships are awarded to employees, or dependent of employees, of GSGA Member Clubs. These young people, or their parents, may be employed in any area of a club’s operation - golf operations, golf course maintenance or clubhouse. Financial need, academic achievement, club work experience and character are considered in the application and interview process for the candidates. Spouses are not eligible for the scholarship unless they are employed at a Member Club. The program is for incoming or current college students and non-traditional students.
Moncrief Scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Turfgrass Management or Agronomy at the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College amd students who work and live in Georgia, but attend an accredited school outside of the state.
In Georgia, if the school is eligible for the Hope Scholarship then it is eligible for the Yates Scholarship. Outside of Georgia, the school must be accredited.
No. Golf is not considered in the Yates Scholarship process. These scholarships are considered an additional benefit of a club’s membership in the GSGA.
The scholarships are one-year grants. The scholarships are eligible for renewal up to a student’s fourth year of college. For the Yates Scholarship, the GSGA Member Club through which you received your eligibility must remain a GSGA Member Club.
The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the Yates Scholarship Committee or the Moncrief Scholarship Committee and the GSGAF Board of Trustees.
The scholarship programs are available to those students pursuing their first bachelor degree.
Yes, you may apply for both. However, it is not possible to receive both during the same school year.
Yes, there is no limit to how many Yates Scholars a club can have each year.
No, the scholarship programs are a benefit of a club’s membership in the Georgia State Golf Association.