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Grants and Scholarships

Available Grants & Scholarships


Spring application process is now closed.

The Minnesota Golf License Plate is a partnership between the Minnesota PGA Foundation and the Minnesota Golf Association. All proceeds raised through license plate sales help support programs by focusing on player development and access to the game of golf in the state of Minnesota. The organizations work together to award local programs and PGA Professionals with funding to provide instruction, education, access to golf equipment and playing opportunities throughout the state. Specifically, these programs aim to support three main demographics: youth, military, and diverse populations with an emphasis on inclusion.


Applications due April 1, 2021

The George Waters Memorial Grant Program is established to help worthy PGA Professionals and other golf related Player Development or Golf in School programs further their goals in player development with an emphasis on junior golf, disabled golfers or Special Olympics athletes. The Program was developed from the gracious support of PGA Professional George Waters. Waters, owner of George’s Driving Range and a PGA Member for more than 50 years, enjoyed teaching the game of golf to all interested including juniors. PGA REACH Minnesota was a benefactor from Mr. Waters’ estate when he passed away in 2009. To honor George Waters and his love for teaching this great game of golf, the Foundation has established a grant program to help PGA Professionals fulfill George’s dream of bringing more individuals into this game. Those interested in being considered for the George Waters Memorial Grant need to submit the grant application to PGA REACH Minnesota. An application may be submitted by a 501 (c) 3 Organization, or and Organization using Minnesota Section PGA members only to do instruction. Minnesota Section PGA Members may also submit an application. All programs eligible for grants must be in existence for a minimum of one year to be eligible for a grant.

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