The R&A provides support to 17 Universities to assist with the delivery of their golf programmes. Fourteen of the Universities supported are based in GB&I with Halmstad, Malaga and Pretoria also receiving funding. In addition, The R&A Foundation Scholarship programme supports in the region of 170 individuals, each year.
Individual applicants for Foundation scholarships must be in full-time tertiary education. Male applicants must hold a handicap of +1 or better, while female applicants must be 2 or below. Applications will also be considered from players who have been selected for a national team or squad, even if they do not meet the handicap requirements.