Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Information & Application

The Southern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program has been providing higher education scholarships since 1999 to golfers and non-golfers alike, and in that time has provided more than $974,100 and awarded more than 339 scholarships in that time span.

High school seniors and current college students are welcome to apply. There are many different kinds of scholarships offered, but only one form necessary! You will be automatically sorted depending on which scholarships you qualify for.

THE 2018-19 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED!

 

2018 Scholarships

Tommy Aycock | Donate Here

Named after the longtime PGA Professional, Tommy Aycock who distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. He holds the distinction of winning the Southern Texas PGA Section Championship six times in four different decades. In light of this achievement, the Southern Texas PGA has named the trophy awarded to its Annual Champion the "Tommy Aycock Trophy.” Aycock put an exclamation point on his career after turning fifty when he qualified for the Senior PGA Tour and enjoyed several years of success.

Applicants must reside in one of the following seven counties: Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Kleberg, Wells, Bee, or Refugio. Previous winners are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Applicants must have an affiliation with golf.

Fred Blackmar | Donate Here

Fred Blackmar was from Luling, Texas, and was a retired Commander of the U.S. Navy. Fred was also well known in the golf ranks as he won the national left-handed championship in 1965 and the Texas left-handed championship six times. Each of the scholarships given in his name are related to his background. All applicants must be in the top 25% of their graduating class to be eligible. Additionally, one will be given to a student whose mother or father actively serves in the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army or Marines or who have served a minimum of 12 years in any of these listed military branches or is either retired or honorably discharged. 

A second scholarship gives greater consideration for a left-handed high school golfer and golf team member who is in the top 25% of their graduating class. Please note applicants must reside in the southern or western chapter of the Southern Texas PGA (includes Corpus Christi, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and surrounding areas). Applicants MUST include in their essay why they deserve the award as well as how they conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the 9 core values of the First Tee program. Applicants must also submit letters of reference written by their golf coach and local PGA Professional to be considered.

Cordillera Women's Golf Association 

The CWGA created this scholarship in support of the STPGA Foundation mission of stimulating interest, promotion, and support of opportunities for youth in the game of golf. This scholarship will be awarded to a female junior golfer residing in Kendall County who meets the requirements for financial assistance. 

George Hannon | Donate Here

The George Hannon Scholarships are named for the former University of Texas golf coach from 1963 to 1981. Coach Hannon’s teams won two NCAA Team Championships and nine Southwest Conference Championships. He coached four individual NCAA Champions, eight individual Southwest Conference Champions, and 22 College Golf All Americans. Coach Hannon is a Member of the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame and is named to the Top 10 Golf Coaches of the 20th Century. Additionally, Coach Hannon served as the president of the Southern Texas PGA in 1972-1973 and was twice honored as the STPGA Golf Professional of the Year. Coach Hannon passed away at the age of 93 on October 19, 2017.

George Hannon scholarships will be awarded to applicants that reside in one of the following counties: Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Blanco, Burnet, or Williamson. Golf experience and letter of recommendation from PGA Professional are preferred.

Dick Harmon | Donate Here

Provided by the Harmon Family Foundation, the Dick Harmon Scholarships are named for the former Southern Texas PGA Member that was one of the most respected PGA Professionals and Golf Instructors in the country. Dick Harmon served as the PGA Professional at River Oaks Country Club for 23 years from 1977 until 2001. In 2001, Harmon established the Dick Harmon School of Golf at Redstone GC and also The Houstonian CC. Harmon was renowned as a junior golf ambassador and instructor by his peers across the country. He tutored such extraordinary talents as Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Lanny Wadkins, Craig Stadler, Blaine McCallister, Billy Ray Brown, and US Open Champion Lucas Glover, to name just a few. Dick Harmon was one of four brothers (Butch, Craig, Dick, & Billy) that went on to receive national recognition for their talents as golf instructors. The patriarch of the family, Claude Harmon, won the 1948 Masters and was the golf professional at Winged Foot GC, Seminole GC, and Lochinvar GC to name a few.

The Harmon Family also funds the Dick Harmon Junior Golf Participation Grants. These grants assist aspiring young golfers, that might not otherwise be able to afford the expense, participate in the Southern Texas PGA Junior Golf Programs. Contact the Southern Texas PGA at 832-442-2404 for more information regarding the Dick Harmon Junior Golf Participation Grants.

The Dick Harmon Scholarships will be awarded to students who are going to college to play collegiate golf.

Jay Hebert | Donate Here

The Jay Hebert Scholarship is named for PGA Tour player Junius Joseph "Jay” Hebert. Mr. Hebert won seven times on the PGA Tour including the 1960 PGA Championship. His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship in 1957. He played on the 1959 and 1961 Ryder Cup teams and was Captain for the 1971 team. Jay passed away in 1997 and he is the father of Southern Texas PGA Member Jean-Paul Hebert. All applicants are eligible for this scholarship.

Hill Country MGA - Honoring John Bird | Donate Here

The Hill Country MGA celebrates its 22nd season in 2018. Students who live in or attend schools in the Highland Lakes area of the Texas Hill Country and have been accepted to an accredited 4-year college or university located in the state of Texas are eligible for the award. This year's scholarship will again honor a member that has made an extraordinary impact on the Hill Country Men's Golf Association.

Lone Star NGL | Donate Here

The Lone Star NGL Scholarship will be awarded to a high school golfer who has maintained a 3.0 minimum GPA and resides in Chambers or Liberty counties.

Hardy Loudermilk | Donate Here

Named after PGA Professional Hardy Loudermilk, the former professional at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Coleman Country Club in Abilene, and Jal Country Club in New Mexico. Mr. Loudermilk was the 1958 New Mexico Open Champion and in 1968, while at Oak Hills Country Club, he received the highest honor of his profession being named the 1968 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Mr. Loudermilk served as the first President of the Southern Texas PGA Section in 1968-1969 following the division of the old Texas Section. Loudermilk also served as instructor and mentor to LPGA Hall of Famer, Kathy Whitworth.

The Hardy Loudermilk Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant that resides in one of the following counties: Bexar, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Atascosa, Medina, Wilson, or Bandera. Previous winners are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Involvement in junior golf is a requirement.

Robert N. Lyons | Donate Here

This scholarship is in honor of the grandfather of STPGA Member Ricky Lyons. Bob had a great passion for life and a love of many things. In addition to golf, Bob enjoyed traveling and learning about history. His greatest reward was spending time with his family. He served his country as a member of the 106th Infantry Division during World Word II. After retiring to Elkins Lake Country Club in 1982 he spent his time actively involved in the Men’s Golf Association, Senior Interclub, and started their "Divot Sanding Program”. He lost his battle with Parkinson’s in 2001. He was a great role model to all and is sorely missed. This scholarship has been established in his memory to assist a young person in continuing their education and pursuing their dreams.

The Robert N. Lyons Scholarship will be awarded to applicants that reside in one of the following counties: Harris, Montgomery, Walker, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston, Chambers, Liberty, or Waller.

Carol Mann | Donate Here

Carol Mann is one of the 100 Heroes of the first 100 Years of American Golf. She is the winner of 38 LPGA Championships, including the US Women’s Open. She is a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame, the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Women’s Sports Foundation, the International Hall of Fame, Collegiate Golf Hall of Fame and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. A member of both the PGA of America and the LPGA, Carol is a former President of the LPGA Tour and has long been involved in the promotion of Title IX.

Fellow STPGA Professionals Alan Hodde, Ben Willman, EJ Kim, and Bob Kirkelie launched this scholarship to honor Carol in 2014. The Carol Mann Scholarship will be awarded to a female golfer showing great academic achievement and having financial need.

Jeff Morton  | Donate Here

In honor of former STPGA team member who passed away in early 2013 and was loved by everyone he met. The Jeff Morton Scholarship will be awarded to a PGA student or a student that wants to pursue a career in golf administration.

Warren Smith | Donate Here

Named after PGA Professional Warren Smith. Mr. Smith was the former professional at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio and Cherry Hills in Colorado. The Scholarship was established in 2003 through the fundraising efforts of the members at Oak Hills Country Club.

The Warren Smith Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior that resides in one of the following counties: Bexar, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Atascosa, Medina, Wilson, or Bandera. The applicants must have a playing background in golf. Involvement in junior golf is a requirement.

Bill Sitton Sr. | Donate Here

The Bill Sitton Sr. Scholarship is named after the father of STPGA Member Billy Sitton and was created to assist aspiring college-bound students further their education. The recipient and his or her family will have the assurance that this financial support should assist them for ample time (4 years) to obtain an undergraduate degree.

All applicants are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded at $1,000 per year for four (4) years.

Shawn Stefani | Donate Here

The Shawn Stefani Scholarship is named for PGA TOUR player Shawn Stefani. Mr. Stefani became a PGA Tour Member in 2013, earning his card by way of his play on the 2012 Web.com Tour. Shawn has strong ties to the Southern Texas PGA, having played STPGA Junior Golf prior to playing his collegiate career at Lamar. The Shawn Stefani Scholarship was established in 2013 as Shawn has a strong desire to give back to the community that has supported him so loyally.

The Shawn Stefani Scholarship will be awarded to a high school golfer who has maintained a 3.0 minimum GPA and resides in Harris, Chambers, Liberty, Jefferson, Hardin, or Orange counties.

Ginny Termeer | Donate Here 

Named after the mother of STPGA member Steve Termeer following her unexpected passing in 2008. In his words, "she simply was the greatest person I have ever met.” Ginny stood for all the good in people and dearly loved the game of golf. She was a former president of the WGA at Walden on Lake Conroe where she thoroughly enjoyed playing with the ladies group. While the kids were growing up she never missed an opportunity to score for the junior golfers at River Plantation and went on to score for the Houston Open and Tour Championship. It would have been her desire to assist a junior golfer looking to better themselves by attending college, especially a candidate that represents the values she stood for. Having been a high-school chemistry teacher in Conroe for more than 20 years, she had the opportunity to influence many lives. She was liked by all and always spoke positively of others. She was the centerpiece of the family and enjoyed her travels. This scholarship is created to perpetuate her memory.

The Ginny Termeer Scholarship will be awarded to a junior golfer who resides in Montgomery or any of the contiguous counties.

2018 Recipients

William Myer
Louisiana College
Aycock Scholarship
$2,500

Joseph Medrano
University of Houston - Victoria
Aycock Scholarship
$2,500

Rishi Kerjiwal
Rice University
Hannon Scholarship
$3,000

Austin O'Brien
Schreiner University
Hannon Scholarship--Ray & JoAnn Kingsbury
$3,000

Joseph Medrano
University of Houston - Victoria
Hannon Scholarship--Henry Hanson
$3,000

Jaymareria Moye
Texas Tech University
Hannon Scholarship--Julie Hansen
$3,000

Lindsay Koppel
Gardner-Webb University
Hannon Scholarship
$3,000

Kelsey Kane
University of Arkansas
Hannon Scholarship
$3,000

Linnea O'Donnell
Chapman University
Hannon Scholarship
$3,000

Austin O'Brien
Schreiner University
Harmon Scholarship
$7,000

Ashton Radvansky
Bucknell University
Harmon Scholarship
$7,000

Julia Nittoli
Belmont University
Harmon Scholarship
$7,000

Hunter Deckard
Baylor University
Lyons Scholarship
$1,000

Kenlie Barrett
Sam Houston State University
Sitton Scholarship
$3,750

Zakary Jones
University of Texas - Arlington
Sitton Scholarship
$3,750

Riley Griffin
East Texas Baptist University
Stefani Scholarship
$7,000

Bethany Reid
McNeese State University
Stefani Scholarship
$7,000

Jason Bryant
St. Mary's University
Stefani Scholarship
$7,000

Zachary Hamm
Texas A&M University
Termeer Scholarship
$2,500

Renee Hand
Texas A&M University
Hill Country MGA Scholarship
In Honor of John Bird
$2,000

Kelly Swanson
University of Houston - Victoria
Hebert Scholarship
$2,000

William Myers
Louisiana College
Blackmar Scholarship
$1,000

Joel Alfaro, Jr.
Texas A&M University - International
Blackmar Scholarship
$1,000

Kameron Hooker
Texas A&M University
Blackmar Scholarship
$1,000

Kristin Aoki
Rensselaer 
Loudermilk Scholarship
$2,000

Harrison Hineline
Rice University
Smith Scholarship
$3,000

Carson Smith
Sam Houston State University
Jeff Morton Scholarship
$1,000

Kaitlyn Bennett
Texas A&M University
Lone Star NGL Scholarship
$2,000

Renee Hand
Texas A&M University
Carol Mann Scholarship
$750

Kelly Swanson
University of Houston - Victoria
Carol Mann Scholarship
$750

Rebecca Derby
Trinty University
Cordillera Ranch WGA Scholarship
$1,500


Total for 2018
$97,000

Grand Total Awarded Since 1999
$974,100