“Successful Kids”
Scholarship Program

“Successful Kids” Scholars are recommended by their PE teachers, based on physical aptitude and character traits, who receive paid-in-full annual tuition to our after-school and summer programming.  Thanks to PricewaterhouseCoopers for a lead gift which helps these deserving students build character through the great game of golf.

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Bob Thomas
Scholarship Program

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Lewitt, a fund has been established at The Spartanburg County Foundation honoring Robert W. Thomas. Each year, one deserving participant of The First Tee of Spartanburg & Cherokee Counties
will be awarded a scholarship for advanced golf instruction and a set of golf clubs.

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Olin Calicutt Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Todd Sill, who wanted to honor his mentor, Olin W. Calicutt, Sr. a fund has been established at The Spartanburg County Foundation to support scholarships for participants of The First Tee of the Upstate in Spartanburg County who best exemplify the core values inherent to the game of golf as well as a passion for the sport to which Olin Calicutt dedicated his career.

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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.

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