- Charles V. Clement III, President and CEO, Eastern Propane & Oil
The key elements of the Junior Scholarship Program are:
- Access is the cornerstone of the Program, because the lack of it is why more children do not play golf. Junior scholarships winners are granted Junior Membership to Ferncroft CC allowing them to develop all aspects of their game on our recently-renovated practice range, chipping green, putting green, and short game area. Young golfers receive on-course instruction and begin playing on our par three course, with the opportunity to graduate to the Championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course that hosted the LPGA’s Boston Five Classic from 1980-90. The Program also provides transportation to the golf course as needed on a case-by-case basis (subject to availability).
- Instruction is provided by Ferncroft CC’s professional golf staff under the supervision of Head Golf Professional Philip Leiss. Junior scholarship winners attend ongoing clinics and individual lessons customized to each participant’s skill level. In addition to skill development, instruction addresses etiquette, dress code, and speed of play. Each junior scholarship award winner attends at least five clinics and has access to at least five individual lessons annually.
- Equipment is available to all junior scholarship winners including new golf clubs, golf bag, hat and golf shirt. All equipment is customized by age and height.
The Program identifies disadvantaged youths through an application process with grants made on an annual basis. Applications are accepted online, by mail, by fax, or in person, and they are not limited by location of residence. Click here for a print version of the application.All equipment, access, and instruction are provided at significant discounts by Ferncroft CC, our employees, vendors, and program partners. We estimate the annual Program cost is $2,500 per scholarship participant and we aim to distribute all net proceeds with minimal or no overhead.
Donations are tax-deductible in partnership with Celebrities for Charity Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
If you wish to volunteer, become a sponsor, or make a donation to the Ferncroft CC Junior Golf Scholarship Program, please click here or call Phil Leiss at (978) 739-4040 x228.