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.