Yates Scholarship Program

The Yates Scholarship Program provides college grants to employees and their dependents at GSGA Member Clubs. Named for Charles, Dan and Danny Yates of Atlanta, all of whom have contributed greatly to the game of golf, the scholarships are based on financial need, character, academic achievement and work experience at a GSGA Member Club. During the 2023-24 school year, the GSGAF will support 65 Yates Scholars with grants totaling $315,500.

The Yates Scholarships are eligible for renewal. The GSGA Member Club through which each scholar was eligible for the Yates Scholarship Program must remain a Member Club of the GSGA in order for a scholarship to be renewed. Now in its 36th year, the Yates program has supported more than 400 scholars. GSGA Member Club employees and their dependents are eligible to apply.

Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be accepted from January 1, 2024 through 3:00 p.m. on March 1, 2024. 

Yates Scholarship Application Requirements

The following items are necessary before an application will be considered:

  1. Completed Yates Scholarship Program application including two essays
  2. Required academic information (see below)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors at the GSGA Member Club(s) where applicant and/or parent is employed

Required Academic Information

For incoming freshmen:

  1. High school transcript of grades through first semester senior year
  2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores
  3. One letter of recommendation from teacher, counselor or other school administrator. The letter must be returned to the applicant signed and include a school phone number and email.

For current college freshmen:

  1. College transcript (showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5)

For college sophomores and juniors:

  1. College transcript (showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0)


Deadline for the 2024-25 school year is March 1, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. All information must be received on or before the deadline to be considered. All applications will be formally reviewed and you will be notified of a personal interview if necessary. Photographs are not allowed to be submitted with the application. All documents, including transcripts, should be opened and attached to the application. Applications must be submitted as one complete package.

* It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure the transcript is not password protected by their institution before submitting.

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The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 80,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.