Scholarships for PGA Associates Level 2 & above

Chris Thomas NCPGA Associate Scholarships

Northern California PGA Associates who have already completed "Level 1" of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program may apply for the Foundation's Chris Thomas NCPGA Associate Scholarship. This scholarship award is funded through the Foundation's fundraising campaign efforts, and direct donations.

The scholarship is named after the Section's beloved Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer Chris Thomas, who served the association as its leader from 2004 to 2017. Tragically, Chris's life was cut short in October 2017. Chris began his tenure with the NCPGA as an amateur player but he had the passion and desire to become a PGA Professional. While serving the membership and representing the Section in Northern Californa and across the country, Chris enrolled in the Professional Golf Management (PGM) program and graduated to Class A status in 2013 at the age of 50! Chris's love for his job, the members, and the game of golf is an inspiration to the men and women who dream of becoming a PGA Professional.

Eligible candidates: PGA Associates at Level 2 or above employed within the NCPGA Section.
Application Deadline is May 1st 
Award amount is $2,500 and is awarded at the discretion of the Awards Committee to eligible and deserving applicants.

To learn more and to apply - CLICK HERE


Congratulations to the 2021 NCPGA Associate Scholarship Winner:

  • Tim Hlebo, Assistant Professional, Bayonet Black Horse (Seaside, CA)

YOUR DONATION MATTERS: To support the Chris Thomas NCPGA Associate Scholarship Fund with your tax-deductible donation. Click here to donate through the Foundation's PayPal account.

Fundraising campaigns supporting the Chris Thomas Scholarship Fund are 100 Holes Charity Golf Challenge and #GivingTuesday.

The NCPGA Foundation's vision is "Impacting Lives Through Golf", which includes supporting the future careers of NCPGA Associates as they work to achieve their dream of becoming Class A PGA Professionals.  Any questions may be directed to Suzy Schneider, Program Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (707) 449-4742.

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