Founders Scholarship Program

Dreams Can Come True at The First Tee of the Upstate!

Founders Scholarship applicants must be participants of The First Tee of the Upstate for a minimum of three consecutive years, must have attained a certification level of Birdie or higher, and be registered as active in The First Tee of the Upstate participant database at time of graduation from an accredited Spartanburg or Cherokee County school (including home schools).

Application can be made by a participant in September of his or her Senior year.  Scholarship is payable in one lump sum to an educational institution for the upcoming academic year rather than to the individual recipient.

The Selection Committee determines the number and amount of scholarships awarded.

Contact Michael Pius, PGA Executive Director for more information, (864)268-3309 or mpius@thefirstteeupstate.org

Past winners

Maggie Smith awarded The 2017 $1,000 Founders Scholarship from The First Tee of the Upstate!

Maggie Smith was a The First Tee of the Upstate participant for the last six years. “I will be attending Wofford College this Fall (2017). I am beyond excited for all the new experiences. I can never thank you enough for investing in my education,” says Maggie Smith.

Maggie is pictured here from 2016, when she helped coach during a summer program in Spartanburg County. Good luck Maggie! Keep up the great work!

billyandannetaylor_foundersscholarshipAnne Taylor Hough awarded $1,000 Founders Scholarship from The First Tee of the Upstate!

The First Tee participant for 10 years, Anne Taylor was selected for The First Tee Challenge at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.  Anne Taylor enrolls fall 2015 at Virginia Tech, where she will play for the Hokies inaugural Women’s Golf Team

Founders Scholarship applicants must be participants of The First Tee of the Upstate for a minimum of three consecutive years, must have attained a certification level of Birdie or higher, and be registered as active in The First Tee of the Upstate participant database at time of graduation from an accredited Spartanburg or Cherokee County school (including home schools).