The R&A launches global scholarship programme

28 March 2024 Announcement

A new scholarship programme, funded through The R&A Foundation, by Club members, has been designed to provide a unique opportunity for up to 12 talented individuals to fulfil their career ambitions by participating in this potentially life changing leadership-focussed experience.


As with all the work of The R&A Foundation, this scholarship recognises The R&A's responsibility and commitment to the game of golf, to ensure that it will be thriving 50 years from now.

The scholarship programme offers funding but also the chance to be connected to a community of people who share their passion about the future of the game. Through mentorship, education and training the programme will help these individuals to enhance their skills and knowledge, enabling them to become the next generation of leaders.

Whether as future agronomists, coaches, engineers, executives or innovators, our scholars will serve as golf’s ambassadors, defining the future of the game both on and off the course. The initiative is not designed to support elite amateur players during their studies, as The R&A Foundation Scholarship already excels in this mission, but rather to help create the strongest possible foundation for our sport as a whole.

The programme will be promoted through The R&A’s broad global network of affiliates and other connections. However, we would also encourage you to share news of this programme with individuals and organisations who may propose candidates who would be eligible for the award. 


We are seeking applicants, aged 18–25, who already have an active interest in golf and can demonstrate exceptional commitment and contributions to the game, particularly those who: 

  • Have ambitions to contribute significantly to golf throughout their lives, including candidates interested in industry-specific education, for example - club management, agronomy, sports medicine, journalism or technology and equipment manufacturing.
  • Volunteer actively within the golf community.
  • Demonstrate resilience in overcoming challenges or adversity.
  • Serve as role models for their peers, friends and the younger generation who look up to them by showcasing determination, aptitude and leadership.

Please share this opportunity with any candidates whom you think fit this profile.

The Scholarship Guidelines, some answers to frequently asked questions and details of how to apply can be found here.

Applications must be received by noon (GMT) on 25 April 2024.




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