THE BILL DICKEY NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

2022/2023

Mission: To provide young people of color with scholarship opportunities and to create unique pathways in competitive golf and the business world.

William “Bill” Dickey, the late founder developed and esteemed pathway in the sport of golf through the inception of the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) formerly known as the National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association (NMJGSA). Bill Dickey’s vision was to provide minority youth an opportunity to discover the sport and fundamentals of golf at an early age. Young minority golfers would then utilize their skills and talents to play collegiate golf. They would benefit by obtaining a BDSA scholarship to accomplish their dreams of a college education. The BDSA has awarded over 1,130 student scholarships in excess of $3.75 million dollars.

The BDSA will proceed to impact more eligible minority youth, to help change their lives through education “Building Hope… One Stroke At A Time.” We are excited to present this opportunity for new students to apply for a BDSA scholarship that will commence August 2022.

What is a new student?  A high school senior that will attend their freshman year of college in August or September of 2022.

Scholarship Award: An eligible student could receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 – $2500 per semester. The scholarship award is based on the BDSA’s annual budget which could vary each year.

Community College Student: Student attending a community college and sometimes referred to as a junior college, a two-year school that provides affordable post-secondary education as a pathway to a four-year degree program. Please note: A student attending a community college will receive less than a student attending a four-year degree program at a college or university.

The BDSA provides scholarships and continuing education grant monies that could range from $1,000 to $5,000 a year, for four years. New and continuing college students that demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, financial need, evidence of community service, and golfing ability are eligible to apply for a scholarship. A student has the flexibility to pursue an undergraduate degree at a college or university of their choice.

Your completed application must include the following:

  • Application is submitted online only.
  • You must have all required documents ready for upload before completing the applicable form. You cannot save and go back and complete it later.
  • All uploaded files must be smaller than 3MB each.
  • Official transcript should be sent electronically unless the school does not have the feasibility, then use the address above.
  • Essay (uploaded below as .doc or pdf)
  • One photo head shot in high resolution (at least 1200 pixels wide and uploaded below as .jpg, .gif, .png or .pdf)
  • Two personal reference forms (uploaded below as .doc or .pdf)Download Personal Reference Form

Notification of the Scholarship Decision

All applicants will be notified in writing (electronically) regarding the scholarship committee’s decision. Scholarship award checks will be written in the names of both the student and the institution.

    STUDENT INFORMATION

    FIRST NAME *
    MIDDLE NAME *
    LAST NAME *
    SOCIAL SECURITY # (LAST 4 DIGITS) *
    ADDRESS *
    CITY *
    STATE *
    ZIP *
    EMAIL ADDRESS *
    PHONE NUMBER *
    MOBILE PHONE *
    DATE OF BIRTH *
    PLACE OF BIRTH (City, State) *
    ARE YOU MALE OR FEMALE? *
    ETHNICITY *
    African AmericanHispanic/ChicanoAsian/Pacific IslanderAmerican Indian/Alaskan NativeOther (please specify in next field)
    IF YOU SELECTED OTHER ETHNICITY, PLEASE SPECIFY
    GPA *
    SIZE OF GRADUATING CLASS *
    CLASS RANK *
    SAT SCORE (if applicable)
    ACT SCORE (if applicable)
    CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL *
    HIGH SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER *
    HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS *
    HIGH SCHOOL CITY *
    HIGH SCHOOL STATE *
    HIGH SCHOOL ZIP *
    COLLEGE YOU WILL ATTEND *
    COLLEGE PHONE NUMBER *
    COLLEGE ADDRESS *
    COLLEGE CITY *
    COLLEGE STATE *
    COLLEGE ZIP *
    INTENDED MAJOR *
    STUDENT ID (if you have one)
    WILL YOU ATTEND COLLEGE ON A SCHOLARSHIP? *
    yesno
    IF YES, WHAT DOES YOUR SCHOLARSHIP COVER? (BOOKS, TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD, OTHER) *
    ATTENTION TO WHOM WHEN SENDING CHECK?
    CHECK COMMENT DETAIL (if applicable)
    ARE YOU EMPLOYED? *
    IF SO, HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK?
    EMPLOYER NAME
    POSITION
    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
    HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT THE BDSA SCHOLARSHIP? *

    FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE FAFSA APPLICATION AND ASSESSMENT? *
    yesno
    HAVE YOU OR WILL YOU APPLY FOR A UNITED STATE PELL GRANT? *
    yesno

    APPROXIMATE EXPENSES PER YEAR

    TUITION *
    ROOM & BOARD *
    BOOKS *
    HOW MUCH WILL YOUR FAMILY CONTRIBUTE? *
    HOW MUCH WILL YOUR EMPLOYMENT CONTRIBUTE? *
    OTHER SOURCE OF INCOME *
    TOTAL AMOUNT (EXPENSES MINUS INCOME/CONTRIBUTIONS) *
    ARE YOU A SINGLE PARENT? *
    yesno
    MOTHER'S NAME *
    MOTHER'S OCCUPATION *
    ADDRESS *
    CITY *
    STATE *
    ZIP *
    FATHER'S NAME *
    FATHER'S OCCUPATION *
    ADDRESS *
    CITY *
    STATE *
    ZIP *
    EMERGENCY CONTACT *
    EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBER *
    NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN HOME *
    NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY *

    LEADERSHIP

    ACTIVITY 1
    ACTIVITY 1 YEARS PARTICIPATED (9th-12th)
    ACTIVITY 1 LEADERSHIP POSITION
    ACTIVITY 1 HOURS/WEEK
    ACTIVITY 2
    ACTIVITY 2 YEARS PARTICIPATED (9th-12th)
    ACTIVITY 2 LEADERSHIP POSITION
    ACTIVITY 2 HOURS/WEEK
    ACTIVITY 3
    ACTIVITY 3 YEARS PARTICIPATED (9th-12th)
    ACTIVITY 3 LEADERSHIP POSITION
    ACTIVITY 3 HOURS/WEEK

    ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    ALL UPLOADED FILES MUST BE SMALLER THAN 3MB EACH

    PERSONAL ESSAY (doc or pdf)

    PERSONAL REFERENCE NUMBER ONE (doc or pdf) - Download personal reference form >>

    PERSONAL REFERENCE NUMBER TWO (doc or pdf) - Download personal reference form >>

    HEADSHOT MINIMUM 1200 PIXELS WIDE (gif or png or jpg or pdf)