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Grants and Scholarships

Available Grants & Scholarships


Spring applications are 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. Visit for more information regarding the Minnesota Golf License Plate Grant.


Applications due April 1 of each calendar year.

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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Applications due April 1 of each calendar year.

PGA REACH MINNESOTA, through its 100 Holes for Hope fundraiser, has funds available to support PGA Professionals and their facilities introduce golf to Veterans, current military members and their families in an effort to enhance mental, social, physical and emotional well‐being. The funds given out through this grant are separate from PGA HOPE funding.

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HOLES FORE HOPE/Minnesota PGA Associates Scholarship Program

Applications are now closed.

The HOLES FORE HOPE/Minnesota Section Associate Scholarship program is designed to award scholarships to Associates of the Minnesota Section of the PGA. Holes Fore Hope has committed funds to help our Section Associates offset the cost of the PGA of America Associate Program. The amount of the scholarship(s) is/are determined by the availability of funds. Payments will be made to the Associate upon completion of the Level they are completing. The funds designated for scholarships are managed by the HOLES FORE HOPE FOUNDATION. The Minnesota Section PGA, which covers the areas of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and a small portion of Wisconsin, consists of over 100 Associate members annually. The Minnesota Section PGA is mandated not to discriminate according to federal and state statutes. The final selection process will be made by the Minnesota Section PGA Board of Directors. No announcements will be made before the applicants receive notification from the Minnesota Section PGA. If additional funds become available, the Board may grant additional scholarships to worthy applicants.