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.

With TruGreen as a Trustee, this program will also provide valuable opportunities to First Tee alumni pursuing careers in agronomy, plant science and other science-based professions. TruGreen associates will serve as mentors and contribute to professional development and educational sessions, helping to share industry knowledge and science-based expertise with the students.

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.

Graduates Surprised with Scholarships

Meet the Scholars Class of 2020

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Luke Boldt
First Tee – Coastal Carolinas
East Carolina University
Blake Brantley
First Tee – Triad
Yale University
Jessica Jiao
First Tee – Metropolitan New York
Georgetown University
Ricky Lam
First Tee – Tri-Valley
Harvard 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
-Irvine