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We are proud to announce that we have $135,000 in scholarship money available for eligible high school seniors. This makes it the largest amount available in LPGA Foundation history, thanks to amazing partners like the Chevron Corporation.

The LPGA Foundation administers several scholarship programs for young women who enjoy the game of golf and plan to attend college in the fall. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service, and recommendations.

The LPGA Foundation's structure also allows for the establishment of endowed scholarships in honor or in memory of individuals who made a significant difference in the world of golf.


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Scholarships - Phyllis G. Meekins


The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is granted annually through The LPGA Foundation and the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Fund. Established in 2006, the objective of the Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is to provide a need-based scholarship to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be pursuing a full-time course of study and playing collegiate golf at an accredited college or university in the United States.

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award granted to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service, and recommendations. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2024.

Meekins, Phyllis Galloway - Golf Professional, member of the

Northeast Section Teaching Division, Founder of Phyllis G. Meekins

Golf Clinics,Inc. (PGM) 1973.


Born in Orange, Virginia, served in the Women's Army Corp .

(1942-44) during World War II in the European theater of operations

with the 6888 Postal Service Unit . She was later educated at

Virginia State College, and self improvement courses at Community

College and Drexel University. Golf education was received at

Stevens University and Dartmouth College through the National Golf

Foundation; and at Pine Needles, South Carolina under the

tutelage of Peggy Kirk Bell . In 1951 she married Frank R. Meekins

of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and through their union, have one

daughter, Denise Sarita Meekins-McBride, and two grandchildren,

Jerrel and Jeremy .


Mrs. Meekins spent over 25 years as a public servant with the

Federal government where her diligent service earned her many

commendations. It was during her tenure with the government when

she single-handedly organized the PGM Golf Clinics, Inc., the first

and only such program known to date in the Delaware Valley that

facilitates youth golfing activity year round. The space for

operation was donated by Holy Cross Lutheran Church of

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .


In 1980, Mrs. Meekins e xtended the youth program to include a

full six-week junior golf summer day camp conducted at the

beautiful Freeway Golf Course in Sicklerville, New Jersey . PGM

later extended the program to include adults, Special Population and

Special Olympics .


In addition to her achievements in golf, Mrs . Meekins is

recognized for her involvement in community-based and women ' s

organizations . She is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , where she serves on the Darcus Guild .

She is a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Coalition of 100

Black Women . She is dedicated to fostering equal rights and

opportunities to Blacks, promoting the awareness of AfricanAmerican

culture, and speaking out on specific issues of local,

state, national and international importance affecting women and

children . Mrs . Meekins is a member of Soroptomist International,

Five Points Magneta Club (SI) .She was appointed in 1988 Coordinator

of the Northeast Section Girl Scout Junior Golf Program .

Other accolades received by Mrs. Meekins include the National

Golf Foundation Outstanding Service Award ; the Frederick Douglass

Political Club Community Service Award; the Department of Health,

Education and Welfare Community Service Award; placement in the

Urban League of Philadelphia's Century IV Exhibit at the AfroAmerican

Historical and Cult ural Museum; Schlitz Brewery Athletic

Award; and a commendation from the Philadelphia Park Commission for

organizing and sponsoring the City's first Golf Tournament that

included all skill levels for the Bicentennial Year 1976 . Mrs.

Meekins was inducted into the Afro American Golfers Hall of Fame

in 1984 . Mrs . Meekins has received numerous other awards for

tournament play, community service and professional achievement . In

addition, her program has been used as a prototype for others.

Applications are closed. The 2024-2025 Scholarship applications will open Fall 2024.