2018 National Opportunities

The First Tee doesn’t just get kids on the course, it offers them exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of The First Tee national corporate partners, more advanced participants can apply to attend these golf and leadership events. These opportunities often become life-changing experiences allowing them to meet new people, play some golf, achieve greatness, and show off our Nine Core Values in action. Return completed applications to our Director of Programming, Ron Castillo, at ron@thefirstteenorthflorida.org. Minimum eligibility requirements apply.

THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM 

This distinction is awarded to participants who are seniors in high school and excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. Participants that meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the designation in the fall of their senior year. A limited number of scholarships are available each year and are awarded after the class is designated. Learn More
CLICK HERE to download 2018 application
Application deadline: Friday, February 16th at 5:00pm

WELLS FARGO SUCCEEDING TOGETHER 

Teenage participants can compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. Four winners are selected, with the grand prize winner receiving the opportunity to play in the pro-am with the PGA TOUR player of their choice. Learn More
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Application Deadline: Friday, March 9th

national PAR-3 CHAMPIONSHIP

This six-day event provides 32 participants the chance to compete in a 36-hole tournament to be crowned the Boys’ and Girls’ National Par-3 Champion. Participants also represent their territory as two co-ed teams, East and West, go head-to-head in a team match-play format.  Learn More
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Application Deadline: Friday, February 23rd at 5:00pm

PERFECT SENSE UNIFIED CHALLENGE

The Perfect Sense Unified Challenge is a Ryder Cup team event with junior golfers from The First Tee paired as teammates with wounded veterans and Special Olympics golfers from around the country. Learn more
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Application Deadline: Friday, March 16th at 5:00pm

JOHN DEERE DRIVE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMY (Girls only)

This all-girls event will focus on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork. Learn more
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Application Deadline: Friday, March 16th at 5:00pm

JOHN DEERE POWER FOR GOOD SCHOLARSHIP

Participants will submit a written essay focusing on how the students are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and/or neighborhoods. Two essay applicants will each receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship and a VIP experience at the John Deere Classic. Learn more
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00pm

COLLEGE GOLF PREP ACADEMY

The week-long academy is intended for advanced players within the chapter network who are pursuing collegiate golf. The academy provides the competitive experience of playing for a college golf team and the golf skills, life skills and health and wellness aspects associated with competing at a higher level. Learn More
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:00pm

Joe Louis barrow jr. LIFE SKILLS & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Each summer, 96 participants from the chapter network are selected to attend the week-long academy. They participate in championship golf and life skill development, are challenged to lead others and explore college life including dorm living and creating a network of new friends. Learn More
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:00pm

Cobank peak performers

This event provides participants the opportunity to play a round of golf with World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam at the world-renowned Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. Participants will also spend a day visiting some of Colorado’s most famous landmarks in the Pikes Peak area including the United States Air Force Academy. Stay tuned for more details.
CLICK HERE to download 2018 application
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 27th at 5:00pm

PURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP IMPACTING THE FIRST TEE

An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the tournament pairs top participants from The First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and amateurs. To be selected, juniors are measured in both golf ability and life skills knowledge. The tournament is televised on Golf Channel. Learn More
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 4th at 5:00pm

COCA-COLA AMERICA’S FUTURE

Coca-Cola Company offers five participants the chance to experience working at one of the largest corporations in the world. The semifinalists spend four days in downtown Atlanta visiting the Coca-Cola campus, attending new hire training, and taking part in interviews to determine the winner of a scholarship. Held in conjunction with The TOUR Championship. Learn More
Application Released: Wednesday, May 16th
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 29th at 5:00pm