About the Fund    


The WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund (CSF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that fosters the core values of personal responsibility, integrity and perseverance by giving young men and women in service to golf the opportunity to further enhance their lives through the pursuit of higher education. The Fund provides college scholarships to qualified candidates based on financial need.



The WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund was established in 1956 by renowned golfer Willie P. Turnesa and his good friend, Udo Reinach. With over 2,500 recipients since its founding, the Caddie Scholarship Fund has provided in excess of $10,000,000 in scholarship funding.



The CSF is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the nation. Caddie scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year for undergraduate study or for study at an accredited trade school. Maximum awards are reserved for exceptional students with exceptional need.


Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have applied to or currently attend an accredited school, and have worked a minimum of two seasons in service to golf at a WGA member club. Service to golf includes caddying, golf course maintenance, and work in the pro shop, bag room or on the practice range. Club members and their children are not eligible to apply.



The CSF finances scholarship awards primarily through contributions from individuals, WGA member clubs, alumni, corporations, and foundations.



Named and Endowed Scholarships give donors an opportunity to celebrate their commitment to education and golf. These special scholarships provide an enduring legacy for individuals, families and organizations or pay tribute to an individual or achievement.