Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Applications are due Monday, March 9, 2020

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About the Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship provides college tuition assistance to a graduating senior who has shown in interest in golf during his/her high school years. Overall academic success, a love for golf and an intention to play golf at the collegiate level are factors in the selection process.

The Dave Ragan Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Dave Ragan III, Head Golf Professional at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club in his father’s memory to support youth development and educational opportunities through golf.

About Dave Ragan Jr.: Dave Ragan was an accomplished American professional golfer, playing on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, Dave attended the University of Florida and played on the men’s golf team. He won two Southeastern Conference championships and the SEC individual championship as a senior, and was recognized as an All-American. He was later inducted into the UF Athletic Hall of Fame as a Gator Great. Dave turned professional in 1956 and won three PGA Tour events. He finished second to Jack Nicklaus in the 1963 PGA Championship. He was a member of the 1963 PGA Ryder Cup Team.

Scholarship Applicant Must:

  • Intend to play golf in college
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Attend a public or private high school in Miami, Florida, Jefferson County, Alabama or Shelby County, Alabama
  • Possess a financial need

Value of Scholarship:

The value of the scholarship is a minimum of $500, but the amount varies from year to year.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Official Transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • At least one Letter of Recommendation by a school/club golf instructor/coach
  • Résumé of School and Community Activities
  • Personal Typed Statement explaining Financial Need
  • Submit a 200-500 word essay describing what golf means to you and how it impacts your life.