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, 2024.
  • 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.
  • First Tee alumni who have received a chapter scholarship must complete a renewal application at the end of each academic year. CLICK HERE to complete renewal application.

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)
  • 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)

Meteorology & Environmental Science Scholarship

Created by longtime supporter, Richard Stetina, this scholarship is for alumni wishing to pursue a degree or vocational training certificate in Meteorology, Environmental Sciences, or other field of study that relates to the environment and/or pollution control. Up to $15,000 may be awarded over three (3) or four (4) academic years.

Requirements include:

  • High School Senior or College Freshman
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 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)
  • Minimum three (3) years with First Tee – North Florida

Henry Tuten Gator Bowl Pro-Am Scholarship

Henry Tuten is a Gator Bowl Hall of Fame member who has a passion for junior golf. Two First Tee – North Florida alumni will be awarded a one-time, $2,000 scholarship and be recognized on the field during hafltime of the Taxslayer Gator Bowl game at EverBank Stadium.

Requirements include:

  • High School Senior
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Minimum three (3) years with First Tee – North Florida

Past College Scholarship Recipients