Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Information & Application

The PGA Reach Southern Texas Scholarship Program has been providing higher education scholarships since 1999 to golfers and non-golfers alike, and in that time, has awarded more than 340 scholarships and over $1,000,000.

Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria 

To be eligible for a Southern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must currently reside within the geographic boundaries of the Southern Texas PGA Section
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance to meet educational expenses
  • Applicants must have completed (or plan to complete) high school prior to September 1 of the current calendar year and have enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited college or university in the fall of the current calendar year.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
    • High School Seniors are required to take the ACT or SAT.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Recipients are selected to receive scholarships solely based on the items submitted with this application.

There are different scholarships offered, but only one form necessary! You will be automatically sorted depending on which scholarships you qualify for. To view a list of available scholarships, please click on the scholarship tab above.

 

The deadline to apply for a 2020 STPGA Scholarship has passed.
The 2021 application will be available in January 2021. 


Please direct questions to Megan Ludzenski at mludzenski@pgahq.com.

Scholarships

Tommy Aycock

Named after the longtime PGA Professional, Tommy Aycock who distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. 

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

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.

All applicants must be in the top 25% of their graduating class to be eligible. 

George Hannon 

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. 

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

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. 

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

Jay Hebert

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. 

Hill Country MGA - Honoring Gerald Barton

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

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

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. 

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

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. 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

Carol Mann was one of the 100 Heroes of the first 100 Years of American Golf. She was the winner of 38 LPGA Championships, including the US Women’s Open. 

The Carol Mann Scholarship will be awarded to a female golfer showing great academic achievement and having financial need.

Jeff Morton  

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 

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 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. 

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 

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. 

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.

John & Ginny Termeer 

This scholarship was named after the parents of STPGA member Steve Termeer and siblings Teri, Sharon and Tim. Papa John and Gigi left a significant impression on the golf community.  This scholarship was created to perpetuate their memory and will be awarded to a junior golfer who resides in the Montgomery or surrounding county area.

2019 Recipients

Cooper Riley
Minnesota State University - Mankato
Hannon Scholarship

Madison Miller
Southwestern University
Hannon Scholarship

Adonis Birch-Franklin
New Mexico State University
Hannon Scholarship

Zachary Slayton
Colorado Christian University
Hannon Scholarship

William Whitaker
Texas A&M University
Hannon Scholarship

Sarah Lucido
Southwestern University 
Hannon Scholarship

Brandon Hoff
Baylor University
Hannon Scholarship
Julia Nittoli
Belmont University
Hannon Scholarship

Austin O'Brien
Schriener University
Hannon Scholarship

Garrett Martin
Texas Tech University
Hannon Scholarship

Vivian Solgere
University of Texas
Lyons Scholarship

Wynter Flores
Texas A&M International University
Sitton Scholarship

Carson Foster
Angelo State University
Sitton Scholarship

Bethany Reid
Lamar University
Stefani Scholarship

Colin Frimel
Capital University
Stefani Scholarship

Grace Ni
Princeton University
Stefani Scholarship

Elijah Schleicher
Texas A&M University
Termeer Scholarship

Cameron Gilley 
TCU
Termeer Scholarship

Trynadee Greenwell
Southwestern University
Hill Country MGA Scholarship
In Honor of John Bird

Mason Brooks
Texas A&M University
Hill Country MGA Scholarship
In Honor of John Bird

Colin Frimel
Capital University
Hebert Scholarship

Samantah Raygoza
Texas A&M University
Blackmar Scholarship

TK Schultz
University of Texas - San Antonio
Blackmar Scholarship

Zachary Slayton
Colorado Christian University
Blackmar Scholarship

Garrett Martin
Texas Tech University 
Jeff Morton Scholarship

Valerie Routzong 
Wichita State University 
Carol Mann Scholarship

Kelly Swanson
University of Houston - Victoria
Carol Mann Scholarship

Katherine Shepherd
Christian Brothers University
PGA Tour Superstore

Adriana Patacsil
Undecided
Lourdermillk Scholarship

Garrett Martin
Texas Tech University 
Smith Scholarship

Kayleigh Berwick
Undecided
Lone Star NGL Scholarship

Zachary Slayton
Colorado Christian University
Patrick Reed Scholarship

Total for 2019
$101,500

Grand Total Awarded Since 1999
$1,075,600