First Tee Scholarship Program
(Available ONLY to Current FTCC Participants)
As noted on the first page of our website, the mission of First Tee – Coastal Carolinas (FTCC) is to impact, influence, and inspire the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf and other enduring character-building activities. All of our golf and youth-development programs focus on First Tee Nine Core Values™ – Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Responsibility, Courtesy, Confidence, Judgment and Perseverance – using golf and golf etiquette as the context. In addition to encouraging our young participants to have fun with a sport in which they can participate for many years, our efforts are designed to help prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.
We fully understand that many of our young people will be appropriately interested in continuing their educations beyond high school and we want to help. As higher education enrollment becomes more expensive, paying for college or post-secondary educational training is becoming more and more difficult for families to manage. As a result, access to scholarships is becoming increasingly important. Each year First Tee – Coastal Carolinas is pleased to award scholarship funds to high school seniors from the FTCC operating area* who have participated over time in First Tee activities and programs, demonstrate financial need, have succeeded academically in high school and have demonstrated their adherence to the Nine Core Values. Importantly these scholarships are renewable on a fund available basis.
We are pleased to have named our general need-based scholarships in honor of Harrison Taylor; a long time First Tee participant killed in a tragic accident. Moreover, we are also pleased to announce the creation of two named scholarships.
The Lin Bradley Scholarship
Mr. Bradley is a long-time First Tee coach and Board Member who stepped down from active participation following two terms as Chairman of the Board. He continues as a special advisor to First Tee – Coastal Carolinas. This scholarship was created to honor his role as a mentor and leader in the First Tee Community.
The Keith Brown Scholarship
Keith Brown is long time First Tee leader and Board member. He continues to be active as a leader with the Georgetown educational community. He continues to serve on the First Tee – Coastal Carolinas Scholarship Committee. This award honors his service to the First Tee First Tee – Coastal Carolinas,
The First Tee – Coastal Carolinas is also pleased to note that its Scholarship Committee members have expertise in and experience in helping families develop paying for college plans and is happy to provide this advice and counsel to our students’ parents free of charge.
Applications for scholarships must be submitted during the third week of February of the intended year of enrollment. Actual due dates must be adhered to and specific application requirements and documentation must be included with each application . Incomplete applications will not be considered. Updated application forms will be posted to this website at the end of December. At that point eligible applicants should use the following tabs to download the applicable scholarship application.
For the scholarship application for graduating FTCC Seniors click here. **(COMING SOON)
For the RENEWAL application for current FTCC scholarship recipients click here. **(COMING SOON)
Please contact Shannon at First Tee – Coastal Carolina at 910 754 5288 if you have any questions.
*Horry and Georgetown counties in SC and Brunswick, Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties in NC