Meet Our New Partnership: First Tee College Scholarship Program
TruGreen is proud to announce its new partnership supporting the expansion of the First Tee College Scholarship Program. First Tee is a youth development organization that uses golf as a catalyst for personal growth. This expansion will support program alumni pursuing careers in agronomy, plant science and other science-based professions.
About the Scholarship
With TruGreen as a Trustee, this program expansion will provide First Tee alumni with valuable opportunities to incorporate their learnings and leadership development into a career in the sciences. First Tee College Scholarship Program pairs First Tee alumni with dedicated, trained adult mentors who help encourage and guide them throughout the college experience, including virtual and in-person meetups. TruGreen associates will serve as mentors and contribute to professional development and educational sessions, helping to share industry knowledge and science-based expertise with the students. The program also provides scholarships up to $5,000 per year for four years, and scholars will receive assistance with internships and full-time employment placement post-graduation.“At TruGreen, we’re committed to our mission to Live Life Outside through the local expertise we offer our customers along with our contributions to local communities,” said John Cowles, President & CEO of TruGreen. “Our partnership with First Tee allows us to support deserving students across the country as they pursue their dreams of higher education while sharing our love of the outdoors with the next generation of leaders.”
About First Tee
First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. These character education programs are offered at golf courses, schools and youth centers in all 50 states and at six international locations.
We look forward to supporting the next generation of scientific leaders through this scholarship expansion. Applications will open to First Tee students in early 2021. For more information on First Tee or the First Tee College Scholarship Program, visit firsttee.org