The First Tee encourages all-around excellence. Our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success both on and off the golf course. The First Tee Scholars Program in particular recognizes high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in academics, leadership skills, character development, and chapter and community involvement.
Recently 113 junior golfers proved they have they have what it takes to succeed off the golf course and were recognized as The First Tee Scholars – Class of 2015.
— First Tee Louisville (@FirstTeeVille) February 19, 2015
The First Tee Scholars Program was launched in 2003 after 16-year-old Steven Outlaw gave a speech during The First Tee Network Meeting and Dr. William Crouch, then president of Georgetown College, surprised the audience by spontaneously offering Outlaw a scholarship to his school. Since that time, The First Tee has designated 623 teens as The First Tee Scholars and has awarded 112 college scholarships worth more than $1 million dollars.
Congratulations to this year’s Scholars!