We are excited to offer four college scholarship opportunities to High School Juniors, Seniors and Alumni of First Tee – Greater Washington, DC. See below for more information about each scholarship. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ALL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS IS FRIDAY, JUNE 30 at 11:59pm ET.
Dave King Scholarship: For the ninth year, we are pleased to present the Dave King College Scholarship made possible by the generous support from Dave King. Dave learned the game from his father and went on to play number one on the University of Wyoming golf team for four years. He has had an illustrious golf career having won more than 100 amateur titles. Dave was most recently inducted into the Maryland Golf Hall of Fame by the Maryland State Golf Association.
Young Professionals Council Scholarship: First Tee-Greater Washington, DC Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a network of active young professionals in the DMV metropolitan area dedicated to advancing the mission of our Chapter. Through fundraising efforts, volunteering as coaches, and broadening awareness of First Tee, the YPC provides resources for college preparation (including scholarships for college-bound participants), equipment, and supports classes throughout the Chapter.
The Jonny Scholarship: Jonathan Wildes was a passionate young golfer who grew up playing the game in Northern Virginia. Since 2014, the family and friends of Jonathan have supported the efforts of First Tee-Greater Washington, DC to honor Jonathan’s memory and spirit. In 2021, the Jonathan Wildes Memorial Scholarship was created in Jonathan’s memory to have a lasting and meaningful impact on Chapter participants. We are honored to offer the Jonathan Wildes Memorial Scholarship to participants of First Tee-Greater Washington, DC.
NEW FOR 2023
Mary Doherty Scholarship: Mary Doherty was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania into a family of golfers. She loved playing as a youth and continued playing after she finished college. She settled in the Washington area where she enjoyed a career as a successful business development executive. Mary was passionate about golf. For more than 40 years she cherished the camaraderie she experienced with her fellow golfers and felt strongly that more women should golf. In her life she acknowledged that golf helped her feel more confident, increased her self-esteem, and decreased her anxiety. One of Mary’s final wishes was for her sister Sheila to set up a scholarship through First Tee-Greater Washington, DC. We are very pleased to honor Mary’s wishes by offering the Mary Doherty Memorial Scholarship for graduating female high school seniors of First Tee-Greater Washington, DC.