Scholarships

Since the day he insisted that Eddie Lowery carry his bag in the 1913 U.S. Open, Francis Ouimet was known for his interest in helping young people. The Ouimet Fund has continued that legacy proudly for over 65 years.

Since 1949, The Fund has awarded nearly $30 Million in need-based college tuition assistance to students who have given at least two years of service to golf as caddies, pro shop work, or course superintendent operations at a Massachusetts golf course.

The Ouimet Scholarship is unique in that it is renewable for up to four years. Ouimet awards range from $1,500 to $15,000 per year, depending on financial need and ranking in our competitive evaluation process.  The value of the award over four years can be $10,000 to $40,000, or more.  Over 5,400 young people have received Ouimet Scholarships, and many have gone on to prestigious positions of leadership in business and professional careers.

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Scholarship Facts:

  • 5,429 individuals helped since 1949
  • $29,828,417 awarded since 1949

 

2015 – 2016 Scholarship Profile:

  • 298 individuals receiving financial awards
  • 96 “Honorary” Scholars receiving no financial award
  • $1,700,000 awarded
  • 146 colleges attended by Scholars
  • 141 clubs represented by Scholars
  • 42 Women Scholars
  • 53 Inner-City Scholars
  • Scholars’ Golf Employment: 57% – Caddies, 32% – Pro Shop, 11% – Course Superintendent Operations

 

Eligible Employees:

  • Caddies
  • Course Superintendent Ops
  • Pro Shop Ops (Bag Room, Practice Range & Cart Storage Area)
  • Locker Room
  • “On-Course” Snack Shack

 

Clubs:

  • Private
  • Public/Semi-private

 

History of the Scholarship:

Years Awards Total Scholarships “New Scholarships”
1949 $4,604 13 13
1950 – 1959 $170,730 690 291
1960 – 1969 $676,559 1,746 680
1970 – 1979 $1,389,625 2,761 875
1980 – 1989 $2,884,650 2,716 860
1990 – 1999 $4,725,500 2,422 845
2000 – 2009 $10,714,909 3,385 1,104
2010 $1,460,000 347 120
2011 $1,501,840 333 125
2012

2013

2014

2015

$1,500,000

$1,500,000

$1,600,000

$1,700,000

325

314

333

394

103

135

118

155

Totals                     $29,828,417  to  5,429 Scholars

*“New” scholars indicates first time recipients.

 

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