GCSAA believes in investing in the future of the profession. To ensure this, GCSAA's philanthropic arm, the Environmental Institute for Golf, administers a number of different scholarships for students pursuing careers in the golf course industry, future turfgrass researchers and educators, children and grandchildren of GCSAA members, and foreign students studying in the United States. More information on each opportunity is available below. Contact Mischia Wright, associate director, development, at 800-472-7878 ext. 4445, if you have any questions.
- Par Aide's Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grant Program
For GCSAA members’ high school graduating seniors
March 15 deadline
- GCSAA Student Essay Contest
For undergrads and graduate students in turfgrass management
March 31 deadline
- GCSAA Legacy Awards
For GCSAA members’ children and grandchildren
April 15 deadline
- GCSAA Scholars Competition
For undergraduates in turf management
June 1 deadline
- Dr. James Watson Fellowship Program
For future educators and researchers
Oct. 1 deadline
- The Royal Spanish Golf Federation Scholarship
For Spanish turfgrass students at Michigan State University
- Valderrama Award
For citizens of Spain studying turfgrass management in the U.S.
The Goal of the Greater Pittsburgh Golf Course Superintendents Associations Scholarship Program is to Support Future Golf Course Superintendents in Their Educational Needs
The Louisiana-Mississippi Golf Course Superintendents Association awards two scholarships each year. Deadline to apply is November 1st.