Building Hope…One Stroke at a Time
The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to provide young people of color with scholarships and premier opportunities in competitive golf and the business world. Through unique tournaments, internship programs, and alumni connections, we give young people unmatched exposure and access to pathways for success. Our scholarships are changing lives and developing winners on and off the course.
Meet our scholars and junior golfers, and see how the BDSA is helping them achieve their academic goals, showcase their talents, and build their leadership skills.
Caden Cannon, a freshman from Caseyville, Illinois, is a Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) & Louis Dade Scholar, attending Florida A& M University.
Troy Taylor is a BDSA Scholar and was recently ranked #2 overall in the APGA Collegiate Rankings.
Julia Simon, a recent Stanford University graduate, shares the importance of supporting the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA).
Our goal is to be recognized as a premiere philanthropic organization in the support of minority college education. We will help build a strong, educated workforce who will give back in our communities.
THE BDSA CHANGES LIVES
“I can honestly say the BDI was the junior event that influenced me most during my junior golf career.”
“With this degree, I want to start some kind of recruiting website or a foundation that helps Native American athletes get their names out there to college coaches. I want to see Native Americans succeed. Thank you for helping fund my education so I can make my dreams come true but hopefully in the future make other people’s dreams come true. I want to see Native Americans succeed.”
See what’s happening with the BDSA, recent events, and our members.
Andy Walker Named Team USA Junior Golf World Cup Coach
Andy Walker will coach Team USA at the prestigious Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan this summer. Andy is a BDSA alumnus who graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The late Bill Dickey was fond of Andy and mentored him as a junior golfer.
APGA Collegiate Ranking for the 2022-2023 Season
Troy Taylor II, an outstanding scholar of the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association, maintains the second-place position in the current standings while Everett Whiten Jr., a Bill Dickey Invitational alumnus is in third place.
PGA Announces PGA LEAD Class
The BDSA would like to congratulate the newly-selected members of the PGA LEAD Class. Established in 2016, PGA LEAD is the Association’s leadership development program, created to identify, mentor and progress PGA Members from diverse backgrounds along a guided path to volunteer leadership roles at the Chapter, Section and national levels of the Association.