Highly active caddie have an opportunity to apply for the “J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarships” introduced for the year 2021-2022. The program is conducted by the Golf Association of Philadelphia for the applicants who are enrolled or plan to be enrolled, full-time as degree-seeking students with financial needs.
The awards are designed to support and motivate the caddie for their further higher studies. The beneficiaries of the grant will get to attain enormous funds needed to complete their education and its various high-cost expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and etc.
The Golf Association of Philadelphia is known as the oldest regional Golf Association situated in the United States. The association is better known as the GAP and was founded in 1897 by members of Aronimink Golf Club, Merion Cricket Club, Philadelphia Country Club, and Philadelphia Cricket Club. Its 150 member clubs are spread across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The purpose of the association is simple: to preserve, protect, and promote the game of golf.
Who May Be Eligible?
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Students must be a highly active caddie.
- Candidates must have a clear financial need.
- Your parents cannot be members of a private golf club.
- Applicants must be enrolled, or plan to be enrolled, full-time as degree-seeking students.
How to Apply
Students who are eligible for the program according to the above criteria can submit their applications online by logging in to their accounts and if new then set up a “GAP online account before registering for any Tournaments or Seminars. Students must provide documentation to get considered.
- Must provide a letter of recommendation from your club’s caddie master/manager, attesting to your skills as a caddie (one-page maximum). Your caddie master must also verify your rounds caddied for at least the past two seasons. We require at least 20 rounds caddied annually to be considered as a Platt Scholar
- Must provide a copy of your high school transcript, through the completion of your junior year. If you are already enrolled in college, supply your most recent transcript. Please note that we require a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 to be maintained while in college.
- Must obtain a copy of your Student Aid Report, or FAFSA, which must include your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) score. You can access this here beginning Oct. 1.
- Must provide copies of your parents’ or guardian’s tax returns from the last two years.
- Must obtain a copy of the aid/award package being given to you by your college and send it to the Platt offices. This is a listing of all grants, loans, and scholarships that you will receive in your upcoming college academic year. You can contact the Financial Aid department of the college or university you are attending or will be attending, for a copy.
The Golf Association of Philadelphia will be distributing several Current monetary awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year for both undergraduate and graduate students. They offer grants for up to five years, primarily to undergraduate students. For those considering graduate school, they require that students were a Platt Scholar as an undergraduate for at least two years to receive benefits as a graduate student.
The J. Wood Platt scholarship application should be submitted by October 31.