At First Tee, we believe that helping young people build strength of character is fundamental to success in life. Our active learning experiences are all about ensuring young people build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience, so when they face new challenges they are equipped to overcome them.

Going beyond our core programs, the enhanced First Tee College Scholarship Program is designed to provide further support, life skill development and mentorship of our alumni through their journey. Higher education continues to be a critical factor in unlocking opportunities for young people to thrive, and First Tee is committed to their success.

First Tee College Scholarship Program supports selected alumni throughout their college career. The need and merit-based program provides scholarships up to $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of college admission. The program also provides professional development workshops, access to internships and full-time employment placement post-graduation. One of the key factors of the program is pairing Scholars with a dedicated adult mentor who will help encourage and guide them throughout the four years.

The program is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend college the following year. Applicants must be active members of First Tee chapters and will be considered based on financial need, academic performance, chapter involvement, volunteerism and other criteria.

How to Participate

This opportunity is only available to teens involved in chapters of First Tee. Most of the events and programs have a selection process that includes an application reviewed by a committee. Parents, if you want your child to participate, please inquire at your chapter.

Meet the Scholars

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2021 Scholars

Claire Alford
First Tee — Central Coast
Santa Clara University
Marion Caldwell
First Tee — Four Corners
Dartmouth College
Natalie Cao
First Tee — Greater Houston
University of Pennsylvani
Molly Castle
First Tee — Tennessee
University of Tennessee
Malisone Chanthapanya
First Tee — Forth Worth
Texas Wesleyan University
Quincy Crawford
First Tee — Greater Washington D.C.
University of Cincinnati
Rebecca Jones
First Tee — Indiana
Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology
Josh Lendach
First Tee — Triangle
University of Cincinnati
Meghna Mazumdar
First Tee — Connecticut
Boston College
Benjamin Nganga
First Tee — Tennessee
University of Indiana
Kaleb Palm
First Tee — Central Florida
Florida Atlantic
Borina Sutikto
First Tee — Silicon Valley
Santa Clara University

2020 Scholars

Luke Boldt
First Tee – Coastal Carolinas
East Carolina University
Blake Brantley
First Tee – Triad
Yale University
Ricky Lam
First Tee – Tri-Valley
Harvard University
Jessica Jiao
First Tee – Metropolitan New York
Georgetown University
Kelly Low
First Tee – Fort Worth
University of Texas
Nicole Monsalve
First Tee – Miami
Duke University
Sara Rintoul
First Tee – Central Florida
University of Florida
Remi Shendell
First Tee – Metropolitan New York
Emory University
Denise Wei
First Tee – San Francisco
University of California