Turf Scholarship

Student Turf Scholarship Program

For over 50 years the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association’s Scholarship Fund has supported men and women pursuing careers in turf management. The Turf Scholarship Program allows current agronomy students the chance to lighten their financial burden during school by granting scholarships. Many past TMGA Turf Scholars have gone on to become Superintendents at some of the finest golf courses across the country. This past year the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association provided scholarships to 13 students totaling $75,000 in grants.

How to Apply

College Professor’s will nominate a student(s) in their classes or that they advise at their University, via an online application. That application for 2023 is CLOSED, please look back in the fall of 2024 for next year’s application. Once the professor’s recommendations are submitted by Friday, October 13th, the students will be contacted and asked to fill out their own online application by Friday, November 10th. The scholarship grants range in amounts from $2,500 to $7,500. Students will be notified in December about any awards.

Contributions to the Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarship Fund

Donations from members of Trans-Mississippi Member Clubs and friends of the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association are the lifeblood of the TMGA Turf Scholarship Fund. Your donations create much of the energy that goes towards our renowned Turf Scholarship Program which was inaugurated in 1953. Approximately 1,600 student scholars have benefited from your generous contributions which have made it possible for them to pursue degrees in Turf Science. Perhaps you have met one of our former scholars on your own course or have seen their work on a course nearby or during your travels. In any case these young men and women depend on you and the Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarship Fund to make their dreams of becoming the golf course superintendents of tomorrow a reality.

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“The Trans-Mississippi Scholarship led to a major career change. The financial aid and assistance was invaluable.”
– Jay Morrish

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