PGA Women in Golf Scholarship Fund - PGA of Australia

PGA Women in Golf Scholarship Fund

The PGA Women in Golf Scholarship Fund (WiGSF) was launched late 2021 with the goal of increasing the number of female Golf Professionals and growing female leaders within the golf industry in Australia.

Whilst primarily established to provide scholarships to females undertaking the PGA Membership Pathway Program, the scope of the fund has been expanded to encompass all education programs leading to PGA membership in addition to providing support for current female Golf Professionals to continue their education via industry relevant higher education opportunities, with the aim of promoting females as leaders within the industry.

Scholarship Funding Areas:

The PGA WiGSF has two (2) distinct areas of funding avaliable:

  1. The next generation of members:With the primary focus on creating new female PGA Professionals, funding is avaliable to provide assistance to new or currently enrolled females to meet the financial obligations associated with undertaking a pathway to PGA Membership via one of the following programs:
    1. PGA Membership Pathway Program (MPP): The primary workforce development program for PGA Members. Completed over 3 years the Program encompasses academic, playing and work placement requirements.
    2. PGA Performance Program: A one year program focusing on golf performance improvement in addition to academics. Specific outcomes for graduates include a pathway in to the MPP or future tournament play in amateur and professional events.
    3. The Diploma of Golf Management (DOGM): Delivered by the PGA Institute this program is a purpose build Diploma qualification specific to Golf Management designed to meet the industry’s needs The DOGM offers articulation in to the MPP for eligible graduates.

  2. Creating new leaders: With the primary focus on creating more female leaders within the golf industry, funding is avaliable to be accessed by current Full Vocational female Members
    Funding can be used to access relevant higher education opportunities in one of the two (2) categories below.
    1. Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
    2. Other relevant formal higher education opportunities

Eligibility Criteria:

Application Process:

Contact the relevant program representative below via email who will provide suitable applicants with further information and a link to the application form to apply before the nominated closing date.

Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with priority of scholarships awarded to individuals who have had to overcome or are overcoming disadvantage in pursuit of their studies.
Disadvantages may include but are not limited to the following:

Program Representative:

Membership Pathway Program: Stephanie Jamieson – [email protected]
PGA Performance Program: Nick Bielawski – [email protected]
Diploma of Golf Management: Suzanne Burns – [email protected]
Full Vocational Members contact Sue McCall – [email protected]

Terms and Conditions:

All scholarship award recipients are subject to the following terms and conditions (where relevant):

For more information about the PGA Women in Golf Scholarship Fund please email [email protected]

The PGA of Australia thanks the following sponsors for their support to this initiative: