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About First Tee Scholars

Launched in 2001, First Tee Scholars is the first program of its kind in the United States. The program has grown since its inception; since 2012, there have been 20 First Tee Scholars at Georgetown College.

The First Tee Scholars at Georgetown College have an outstanding legacy of success. It starts with the college’s Christian environment, which is welcoming and small enough to guarantee considerable warmth and personal attention. Scholars learn from great teachers, and develop lifelong friendships with other students who come from a richly diverse background and environment. And then, of course, there’s golf and all the leadership and values that come from The First Tee program and the game itself.

walter cosby

Walter Cosby

Class of 2012
White House Intern, Spring 2012


Being a First Tee Scholar was definitely one of the most influential experiences of my life. The entire experience at Georgetown College was tremendous, from the classroom to my fellow students to being able to meet people like former President George H.W. Bush when he visited the campus. Put simply, the program helped me in so many ways.

Benefits of The First Tee Scholarship

In addition to the financial help a scholarship provides, First Tee Scholars receive networking opportunities, academic support and even assistance in finding a position in their interest area. See where these First Tee Scholars are now:

ashleyAshley Corio

Class of 2008

chrisChris Hawkins

Class of 2007

stephenSteven Outlaw

Class of 2007

Georgetown College is proud of its charter First Tee Scholars: Ashley Corio, Christopher Hawkins and Steven Outlaw. These outstanding students played all four years on the College’s varsity golf team and had key roles in planning our previous invitational tournaments. Chris and Steven completed the PGA’s accelerated Professional Golf Management (PGM) School in Florida, made possible by Georgetown College’s unique partnership. Ashley now has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.