The R&A has now supported university and student golf for over 35 years with former scholars including: 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari (University of Turin); 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry: 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama; and Catriona Matthew (University of Stirling), the 2019 and 2021 European Solheim Cup Captain and 2009 AIG Women's Open Champion. Other notable Scholars include the 2021 Amateur Champion, Laird Shepherd and the 2021 Woman’s Amateur Champion, Louise Duncan.
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.
The Scholarship application process for 2021/2022 will open shortly. Individual applicants for Foundation scholarships must be in full-time tertiary education.
The universities currently in receipt of funding are: