Applications must be received by January 31st. Interviews with eligible candidates will take place in March and award notifications are planned for the end of March.For information, contact the CSGA representative at your member club or the CSGA office, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 212, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Telephone 860-257-4171.
The scholarship committee considers three criteria:
1) Financial needs.
2) Academic record including standardized test score.
3) Character is determined based upon volunteer and school activity, the quality of the applicants letter and recommendations and how they do during their interview.
Founded in 1899, the CSGA is the country’s oldest state golf association and, as an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. In addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members at 181 member clubs, the CSGA conducts more than 85 days of competition throughout the year for golfers of all ages, genders, and skill levels. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents.
The Connecticut State Golf Association (CSGA) functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 60 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in Honor of Widdy Neale.
The Executive Committee of the CSGA consists of a President, three Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and special advisors. The State is divided into five regions. In each region there is a Regional Vice President and two at-large representatives. And, at every club, there is a Club Representative who functions as the CSGA liaison at the club level.
Young men and women who have been employed at a CSGA member club for a minimum period of one full golf season and who will be employed at a member club in the current year may apply for the scholarship. Employment eligibility includes caddie, golf shop staff, grounds/maintenance worker, and clubhouse, dining room, locker room, or other appropriate assignment. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Graduating high school senior in the current year who demonstrates good character and citizenship.
2. Demonstrated volunteer service in the school and in the community.
3. Demonstrated financial need in order to attend college.
4. At least three letters of recommendation from: a club officer or employing official; a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor; and a community member not affiliated with the golf club or school who knows the applicant well enough to write such a reference.
5. The recommendation of the CSGA appointed Club Representative.
Applications are available by downloading the following link: