Scholarship & Mentorship Fund
Each year the Palm Beach County Golf Association awards scholarships to deserving and worthy college students. We are proud of the fact that our efforts have made a difference in the lives of many area students. Currently 20+ students are receiving PBCGA sponsored tuition scholarships thanks your recent generous donations! If you would like to get involved, you can do so by making a tax-deductible donation to the PBCGA Scholarship Fund.
The Palm Beach County Golf Association has awarded over $460,000 to 185 + area college students to help with their college education. These scholarships have helped students pay for tuition, books and other fees so that they could be more dedicated to their studies.
“I would like to thank you immensely for your generous gift. Because of your gratitude, I am able to attend a university stress free when it comes to finances (unfortunately stress is still a burden when it comes to assignments). I don’t know how to thank you enough. You have given me hope to a better, brighter future. I promise to use this awarded money to the best of my abilities. I was recently invited into a three year program, where I can acquire my masters in four years without changing the cost of my tuition. I will continue to work hard and maintain my 4.0. My biggest hope is that the association can see that they invested their money into a wonderful program where lives are being changed. Thanks again for changing mine.”
PBCGA Scholarship Recipient – Xiara Del Valle
“I’d love to take the time to write a small thank you note to those who are making my future goals reachable. Honestly, I have loved my college journey so far. It’s opened my mind to a lot of things, it’s opened up my heart and my imagination. This journey is definitely something I’ll remember my whole life and it would not be possible without you. I thank you for helping not only me out, but everyone you’ve helped financially so they can better their lives. I believe in karma and blessings and you have good things coming your way if it hasn’t come already. Once again, thank you so much!”
PBCGA Scholarship Recipient – De’Asia Clinton
Since 2010, the PBCGA has partnered with Take Stock in Children – Palm Beach County to provide tuition scholarships to attend the Florida state college of their choice.
Take Stock in Children is a statewide mentoring/scholarship program. The program enrolls middle school, low-income students and helps them succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates, early intervention and long-term support.
Scholarship recipients and their parents sign a performance contract pledging to stay in school, remain drug free, and out of trouble. Upon successful completion of the program, the students receive either a 2-year or a 2+2 scholarship purchased through the Florida Prepaid College Program.
- Student Promise: Self Accountability
- Parental Involvement: Increasing the Chances of Success
- Motivation and Support: Volunteer Mentoring
- Academic Assistance: Student Advocates/Case Managers
- College Scholarships: Hope for a Better Future
- Continuation of Mentoring: Increasing Likelihood of College Graduation
FIRST TEE – PALM BEACHES
Since 2010, the PBCGA has partnered with The First Tee of the Palm Beaches and supports their mission to impact the lives of young people, including those with special needs, and Veterans, by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Palm Beaches has quickly evolved into a major youth development program in Palm Beach County at the First Tee Michael B. Finnegan Learning Center in Dyer Park and golf courses all throughout the county. Founded by George McGrory (Mr. Mac), our non-profit organization, The Children’s Golf Foundation, Inc., began serving young people with special needs in 1988.
The First Tee – Palm Beaches chapter of was established with the support of The Honda Classic, the Michael B. Finnegan Foundation and the PGA of America. The service area includes all of Palm Beach County which encompasses over 80,000 elementary school students. There are also adjacent chapters of First Tee chapters in Miami/Dade, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The chapter is one of over 140+ throughout the world and one of 15 chapters in the state of Florida. The Michael B. Finnegan Learning Center includes a par-3 course, hitting tee, and chipping and putting short game areas. The programs are typically taught by PGA and LPGA Coaches trained by First Tee.
Students learn the Nine Core Values of the First Tee Life Skills Experience. Additionally, programs serve children with special needs and disabilities, veterans disabilities and people with paralysis. The First Tee also provides life skills and life enhancement opportunities to all young people through the game of golf.
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