Test yourself on the fairways against fellow academics and enjoy opportunities such as playing at leading venues.We have supported university and student golf for over 35 years, providing support to 17 Universities to assist with the delivery of their golf programmes. Fourteen of the Universities supported are based in Great Britain & Ireland with Halmstad, Malaga and Pretoria also receiving funding.
Application Guidelines for R&A Foundation Scholarships can be found here and you can apply below.
R&A Foundation Scholars
The R&A funds a student scholarship programme to identify and assist the development of student golfers of international standard during their course of study.
The message that golf is open to all has to go out loud and clear.
“We remain committed to supporting student golf and helping players develop while working through their studies. The list of former scholars illustrates the opportunities available and what can be achieved."
Jackie DavidsonDirector - Golf Development at The R&A
Former scholars include 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari (University of Turin); 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry; 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama (Tohoku Fukishi University); and Catriona Matthew (University of Stirling), the 2009 Women's British Open Champion.
Opportunities to play
The R&A Foundation Scholarship programme supports in the region of 170 individuals each year. An application process for scholarships opens annually. We will update with more information when available.The new R&A Student Tour Series also offers excellent playing opportunities. There are also opportunities at our various Amateur Championships held throughout the year.