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2023 David Parrott Scholarship Applications are Open


SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (March 27, 2023) – The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) in conjunction with the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF) is excited to announce the opening of the 2023 David Parrott Memorial Scholarship application. This will recognize six high school seniors from around the Carolinas for their outstanding display of academic achievement, sportsmanship and community service.

Related: Scholarship Application Website

In 1986, the CGA created the David Parrott Award to recognize a Carolinas Junior Boys’ Team member who displayed excellence in academics and sportsmanship. The CGA expanded the award in 2018 to recognize a member of the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Team and to award a $1,000 scholarship to both players. Now in 2023 the award has grown to recognize three girls and three boys with $5,000 scholarships to each. 

“When the CGF began in 1977, it primarily funded turfgrass research and scholarships,” said CGA Executive Director, Jack Nance. “Since then we have broadened our reach to fund a variety of Carolinas-based golf initiatives at over $2.5 million.The foundation has slowly grown over the years and now seems like the right time to add a larger and broader scholarship program.”

The CGF mission is to provide access to life-changing opportunities through the game of golf.  The David Parrott Scholarship fund will complement that mission. All eligible golfers including Youth on Course Carolinas members would be eligible for consideration of this opportunity.

The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is May 17, 2023. Deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00 p.m. EST. May 17, 2023.

An Awards Advisory Committee selected by the CGA and CGF will consider the respective interest in golf, educational goals, financial need, community outreach and career ambitions of each applicant. Recipients will be announced and notified by August 1, 2023.


David Parrott Memorial Scholarship Amount:

Six total scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000.00 to three girl and three boy awardees.

Funds are applied to educational expenses, including tuition, fees, and books.


Applicant Requirements:

●     Be a 2023 high school senior at a North Carolina or South Carolina high school.

●     Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

●     Be a resident of North Carolina or South Carolina.

●     Be a member of the Carolinas Golf Association or Youth on Course in the Carolinas.

●     Demonstrate community involvement.

Applications for the David Parrott Award Scholarship can be submitted here:

About David Parrott

David Parrott was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 1982. During his brief illness, he participated in the golf camp at Duke University and competed in the SCGA South Carolina Junior Championship finishing third in his flight. He was given the Derek Davis sportsmanship award at the championship for his effort and determination, along with the inspiration he gave to all who knew him. David died July 29, 1982 at the age of 16.

In 1986, the CGA created the David Parrott Award which, to date, has been awarded over 38 times.

About the Carolinas Golf Foundation

The Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF) was formed by the Carolinas Golf Association in 1977 to provide support for a variety of Carolinas-based golf initiatives. The Carolinas Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Foundation are both 501(c)3 non-profit educational organizations. The Carolinas Golf Foundation has provided more than $2,000,000 over the last 43 years for various projects and scholarships.

Through Youth on Course, the Carolinas Golf Foundation allows kids across North and South Carolina to play golf for just $5 per round. And that’s just one of the many ways we’re passing the game on to the next generation. The CGF supports women’s golf, disabled golfers, college scholarships, turfgrass research and the historic Xan Law Jr. Hall of History that captures and displays the rich golf tradition of the Carolinas.

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed over $2,500,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.  

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.



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