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, 2023.
  • 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

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 $25,000 awarded, with up to $6,250 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

Past College Scholarship Recipients