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 $32 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 $1,000 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. Nearly 5,600 young people have received Ouimet Scholarships, and many have gone on to prestigious positions of leadership in business and professional careers.
Applicants should be aware that the Ouimet Scholarship Fund operates in many ways as a college does, with a very defined “admissions” process and highly quantifiable “financial aid” process. The Ouimet Fund uses the same financial data that colleges access for determination of need. The Ouimet Fund strives to fill as much “unmet need” as possible within its parameters. Students will occasionally note that The Fund has an average award of $6,000, but the first year scholar grant may be considerably lower. Need and awards can be very different for every scholar, but are re-calculated every year, and will tend to increase based on a range of factors. Initial award communications will not include potential endowed scholarships which are a separate process and in addition to the regular Ouimet scholarship. Ouimet awards are given as 40% first semester and 60% second semester with endowed awards coming separately.
2016 – 2017 Scholarship Profile:
History of the Scholarship:
|Years||Awards||Total Scholarships||“New Scholarships”|
|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|
Totals $31,678,417 to 5,591 Scholars
*“New” scholars indicates first time recipients.