Scholarship Opportunities

Deacon Palmer Scholarship

The Deacon Palmer Scholarship was started by The First Tee of Pittsburgh in conjunction with the Deacon Palmer Endowment Fund as a way to provide our chapter’s active participants with financial assistance for college. The Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer scholarship assistance to qualified First Tee participants who have demonstrated exceptional merit, citizenship, academic achievement, as well as service and commitment to the mission of The First Tee of Pittsburgh. A $2,000 scholarship, renewable each academic year, is available based on selection criteria for a maximum of 2 participants. Scholarship awardees may seek renewal in successive years by submitting transcripts from the previous year, as well as proof of enrollment for the coming year.

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Past winners of the Deacon Palmer Scholarship are:
2013:  Mallorey Stack – Wooster College
2013:  Kollin Vargas – California University of Pennsylvania
2014:  Max Kennedy – Slippery Rock University
2014:  Samantha Linder – Smith College
2015:  Sasha Lobel – Brown University
2016:  Colm Parrish – Penn State University
2016:  Samantha Shumaker – Snead State Community College
2017:  Paige Gillespie – York College
2017:  Briaunna McClendon – John C. Smith University

The Bob Ford Leadership Scholarship

The Bob Ford Leadership Scholarship is an annual scholarship that Mr. Ford provides to a High School Junior or Senior from The First Tee of Pittsburgh.  The scholarship is a one time $5,000 award.  Interested applicants must answer 2 essay questions and attend an interview with Mr. Ford.

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