The GAO is committed to assist student athletes in reaching their potential both on and off the course through a variety of Financial Assistance programs;
The Golf Canada Foundation
Junior golf represents the future of the game in this country, and The Golf Canada Foundation developed the Junior Development Fund to introduce children to the sport in fun and engaging ways. The fund supports several initiatives such as Golf In Schools, which introduces children to the benefits of golf through elementary and high school physical education classes. The Golf Canada Foundation is also partnering with selected Provincial Golf Associations to introduce more children to the game. Currently the PEIGA Junior Development Fund provides Island youth with access to the sport of golf and the opportunity to develop their skills regardless of their financial circumstances.
The Golf Canada Foundation proudly supports student golfers at Canadian post-secondary academic institutions. Since 1982, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.2 million in scholarships and grants to Canadian student athletes. The Foundation continues to award scholarships to students, and grants to Canadian university/college golf programs on an annual basis, to foster growth and improvement throughout the Canadian collegiate golf system.