First Tee Utah Scholarship Program

Tim Howells and Board President Spencer Barclay, Vice President Jennifer Kohler, and Treasurer Matt Sadler  present Jack Manwaring and Randee Tormondsen with the 2023 First Tee Utah higher education scholarship

About the First Tee Utah Scholarship Program

We are excited to offer higher education scholarships to committed First Tee Utah kids who are ready to move on in their lives and become the successful adults we have been working to help them become. 

Utah First Tee kids who have shown a commitment to learning and living the First Tee Key Commitments and need help in pursuing their higher education goals are eligible to apply. We will offer a $2,500 scholarship to a First Tee Utah girl and a First Tee Utah boy each year. These can be used at an accredited institution of higher learning, in Utah or elsewhere. 

In order to qualify, applicants must have at least two years of First Tee activity and a recommendation from a First Tee coach. Applications can be downloaded here. Completed applications should be submitted to Paul Pugmire at [email protected].

We are deeply grateful to the leaders and generous donors who have been instrumental in establishing this scholarship program. In particular, we wish to honor and thank Tim Howells, Jerry Howells and Denise Vilven. The boys scholarship is presented and named in honor of Tim Howells and Jerry Howells. The girls scholarship is presented and named in honor of Denise Vilven and her late husband, Utah Golf Hall of Fame member and PGA Professional Doug Vilven.