College Scholarships

The mission of the First Tee - North Florida College Scholarship Program is to provide educational opportunities to participants and alumni who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence through First Tee.

Application Notes and Instructions

  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2022.
  • Submit one application per participant. The Scholarship Committee will determine which students will receive each scholarship.
  • Utilize the checklist at the end of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Email completed applications to our Director of Programming, Ron Castillo, at [email protected] or mail to:

First Tee – North Florida
ATTN: Ron Castillo
101 E Town Pl, Suite 100
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Scholarships

Karl G. Estes Scholarship

Up to a $20,000 scholarship awarded, with up to $5,000 per academic year renewable up to four consecutive academic years to an active participant that is in their senior year of high school.

Requirements Include:

  • Minimum three years with First Tee – North Florida
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Birdie Level or above
  • Minimum 40 Volunteer Hours with First Tee – North Florida

Earl "Chip" Trefry, Jr. Scholarship

Created in memory of Earl “Chip” Trefry, Jr. As Mr. Trefry was, the recipients are leaders in their community and have a strong character foundation. Up to $20,000 awarded, with up to $5,000 per year renewable for four consecutive academic years.

Requirements Include:

  • High School Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Birdie Level or above
  • Minimum three (3) years with First Tee – North Florida
  • Minimum 40 Volunteer Hours with First Tee – North Florida (may be served after scholarship is awarded)

Bill Carpenter Scholarship

Created in memory of Bill Carpenter, this is a competitive application that will be based on an applicant’s academic achievement, community involvement, and commitment to First Tee – North Florida. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

Requirements Include:

  • High School Senior
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Successful completion of Birdie Certification Requirements
  • Minimum three years with First Tee – North Florida

David Rimmer Scholarship

In memory of David Rimmer, this is a competitive application that will be based on an applicant’s academic achievement, community involvement, and commitment to First Tee – North Florida. The scholarship recipients will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

Requirements Include:

  • High School Senior
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Successful completion of Birdie Certification Requirements
  • Minimum three years with First Tee – North Florida
  • Accepted into an accredited college or university

Past College Scholarship Recipients