CDGA Foundation Scholarship
The CDGA Foundation Scholarship, formerly under the administration of the Chicago Area Golf Swing Club, is awarded to disabled veterans or dependents of deceased or disabled veterans living or hospitalized in the Chicago District. Awards come in varying amounts and are given on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement, community service and personal goals.
Applications and all supplemental materials must be submitted in advance of the two deadlines - April 15 and September 15. All applications will then be reviewed by the CDGA Foundation Scholarship Committee. Applicants must reapply each year.
CLICK HERE for the CDGA Foundation Scholarship Application
CLICK HERE for the CDGA Foundation FAFSA Information
CLICK HERE for the CDGA Foundation Scholarship Guidelines
CLICK HERE for the CDGA Foundation Scholarship Policies
"This scholarship has helped me to just focus on school and not worry about how I'm going to be able to pay for it."
Stefania Tirado, CDGA Foundation Scholarship Recipient
About the CDGA Foundation Scholarship
The CDGA Foundation Scholarship dates back to 1963, when the Chicago Area Unit of the United Veterans Services (UVS) Golf Swing Club began awarding scholarships to disabled veterans and/or the dependents of deceased or disabled veterans as part of its Scholarship Foundation. The Swing Club has aided a large number of students in their pursuit of higher education.
The Swing Club agreed to pass the scholarship program over to the CDGA Foundation in late 2018. The CDGA Foundation plans on continuing the Swing Club's admirable work in the years to come.
CLICK HERE to read a Chicago District Golfer feature about the Tirado sisters, two CDGA Foundation Scholarship recipients.
CLICK HERE to read a "Rays of Hope" feature about the transition of the scholarship from the Swing Club to the CDGA Foundation.
"I think when I'm going to school, 'Wow, I'm really lucky that I have this scholarship,' because I know I would not be able to do it without it."
Sophia Tirado, CDGA Foundation Scholarship Recipient
About the CDGA Foundation
The CDGA Foundation utilizes the game of golf to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs, veterans and youth. Our Sunshine Through Golf Camp Program brings the values and benefits of the game to more than 1,000 individuals with special needs in the Chicago District golfing community. A cornerstone of the Foundation since 1944, following World War II, our work with veterans employs the therapeutic benefits of golf as part of a structured rehabilitation program for wounded veterans, while also bringing opportunities to active duty military and their families. The Youth on Course program provides affordable access to youth golfers in an effort to grow the game.