The Morton Foundation currently provides scholarships for about 40% of our participants who meet the financial aid criteria and would not otherwise have to opportunity for their children to participate in learning about the game of golf or the life skills that this great game teaches. As we move forward we are focused on increasing the funding to provide not only more scholarships but to potentially begin to offset the overall costs to all participants from funding and donations we receive.
To apply for a program scholarship, first register for a class online. During registration, click the box below check here if you are requesting a scholarship and complete the form. For the payment method, select Cash/Check so you are not billed. One of our staff members will then review your registration and contact you with more information.
For more information on our classes, please visit our Programs page.
The First Tee of Central Ohio has many scholarship opportunities for participants in The First Tee Life Skills Experience™:
John Zoller Scholarship
Bob Morton Scholarship
Jimmy Logan Scholarship
As participants reach levels of certification, they are eligible to apply for scholarship opportunities. We hope that participants from The First Tee of Central Ohio will benefit from these programs.
Current Scholarship Offerings
The John Zoller Scholarship – $20,000
Recipients must be applying for and gaining acceptance into The Ohio State University. Currently up to 5 recipients receive a scholarships totaling $20,000. Matching grant funds come from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. We are currently working on shaping this scholarship to favor our program participants more heavily when they successfully apply to OSU and meet our program eligibility requirements as well. We are also considering an increase with matching increase from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. This would provide an additional scholarship for one of their participants from the Monterey First Tee to come to college in Ohio, subsequently granting us the ability to send one of our own kids to a college in California.
The Bob Morton Scholarship – $2,500
The Bob Morton Scholarship was established to be awarded exclusively to our program students who successfully apply and gain access to any 4 -year higher learning institutions as well as meet all of our program eligibility requirements. Our scholarship committee accepts, reviews, and awards this scholarship annually. The timing for this award coincides with our summer camp closing ceremonies. This is currently a one-time award for our recipient with no renewals. Our desire is to increase the funding for this scholarship through donations so we can make this a renewable scholarship as well as potentially add 2 more.
The Jimmy Logan Scholarship – $1,000
The Jimmy Logan Scholarship was established to be awarded exclusively to our students who seek access to any higher learning institution (2 year or technical school) as well as meet our program eligibility requirements. Our scholarship committee accepts, reviews, and awards this scholarship annually. The timing for this award coincides with our summer camp closing ceremonies. This is currently a one-time award for our recipient with no renewals. Our desire is to increase the funding for this scholarship through donations so we can make this a renewable scholarship.