The R&A provides support to 17 Universities to assist with the delivery of their golf programmes. Fourteen of the Universities supported are based in GB&I with Halmstad, Malaga and Pretoria also receiving funding. In addition, The R&A Foundation Scholarship programme supports in the region of 170 individuals, each year.
Individual applicants for Foundation scholarships must be in full-time tertiary education. Male applicants must hold a handicap of +1 or better, while female applicants must be 2 or below. Applications will also be considered from players who have been selected for a national team or squad, even if they do not meet the handicap requirements. Students based in the USA will not be considered for R&A Scholarships.
The application process for 2019/2020 is now closed. The process for 2020/2021 will open at the end of August 2020.
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The universities currently in receipt of funding are:
||NUI Maynooth||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Ulster||University of the Highlands and Islands|