Middle Atlantic PGA Scholarship Foundation
The MAPGA Scholarship Foundation is a 501 c (3) tax-deductible charity that offers scholarships in the following programs:
The AHEAD MAPGA-APA Apprentice Scholarship Program:
To encourage initiative and high achievement of PGA apprentices in the PGA Professional Golf Management program (PGA PGM program, formerly the GPTP), the AHEAD Headgear Company has generously committed to support this program between 2003 and 2007. Since this fund is part of the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation, a 501 c (3) tax-deductible charity, it is the desire and goal of the Section Board of Directors to have this program's fund grow through additional donations enabling AHEAD Apprentice Scholarships to be awarded in perpetuity. To be eligible, an apprentice must be a member of the MAPGA Assistant Professional Association among other criteria. On a calendar year basis, several scholarships will be awarded to the top achievers, based on scores from the "Knowledge Test" at each of the three PGM program checkpoint levels. If there is a tie for the final scholarship at any level, that money will be split accordingly. Winners of the Acushnet Scholarship are not eligible for the AHEAD MAPGA-APA Scholarships. The specific number of scholarships and dollar amounts to be awarded in future years will be based on the "financial health" of the scholarship fund and announced in the fall of the year. The Scholarship recipients will be notified and announced in January of the following year.
The Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarship: After the selection of the Section winner(s) for the National PGA Scholarship Program, the remaining applicants are eligible for the Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarship. The MAPGA Scholarship Committee will make selection and the scholarship(s) awarded in June of each year. Since this fund is also part of the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation (a 501 c (3) tax-deductible charity), the Section Board of Directors is hopeful that donations will be made to this fund in order to grow it to a level enabling Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarships to be awarded forever.
The Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship: A donation by Tina and Wally Uihlein has enabled the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation to create the Tony Marlowe Scholarship in honor of Tina's late father, 2002 MAPGA Hall of Fame inductee Tony Marlowe. The Tony Marlowe Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to MAPGA junior golfers to be used toward their college education. Scholarships will be based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and on-course etiquette.
Participating MAPGA Professionals also support the following charities: