Founded in 1949, The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is considered The Golf Charity of Massachusetts™.
A 501 (c) (3) organization, The Ouimet Fund’s purpose is to help deserving young men and women who have worked at golf courses in Massachusetts obtain a college education. We provide need-based undergraduate scholarships which are renewable and can be worth up to $10,000 – $40,000 (or more) for four years. The Ouimet Fund is the largest independent scholarship fund in New England.
Ouimet Fund Mission Statement
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is committed to providing need- and merit-based scholarship aid to students who have demonstrated a strong work ethic by having completed at least two years of service to golf. The Ouimet Fund rewards accomplishment through the competitive, renewable award. The Fund is dedicated to providing the golfing community with an opportunity to “give back to golf” and society by assisting youth in furthering their education. The Fund also seeks to preserve the history of Francis Ouimet’s contributions to American golf.
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund promotes the character building aspects of golf in the tradition of Francis Ouimet. The Fund is unique among golf charities with great potential for growth through support from Alumni, volunteer leadership and the golfing community. The Fund is dedicated to fostering growth of the caddie programs throughout the region, thereby broadening the scope of Scholars to create a more diverse group of Scholars and Alumni. Opportunities are plentiful for Trustees, Board Members and volunteer leaders to participate and become involved in activities that will move The Fund to a greater level of financial assistance for Ouimet Scholars.