How to Apply
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarships are based on financial need. Current monetary awards range from $1,000 to $12,000 per academic year for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The mission of the Trust is to meet the financial need of all applicants while at the same time preserving one of the great traditions of the game. We encourage all caddies to apply.
To apply, you must be a senior in high school, or already enrolled in college, be academically qualified and currently serve as a caddie at a Member Club of the Golf Association of Philadelphia (minimum of one full season of caddying required at time of application).
PLEASE NOTE — You must be enrolled as a full-time student, seeking an undergraduate degree, to be eligible for a scholarship. Graduate students may apply, but must be enrolled full-time. In addition, if your parents are members at a private golf club you are not eligible for a scholarship and may not apply.
Benefits of being a Platt Scholar include:
- Utilizing more than 130 Mentors in the Caddie Contacts Program
- Attending the Annual Career Workshop
- Attending the Annual Caddie Brunch
- Listing the Platt Caddie Scholarship on a resume or job application
- Recognition for being a caddie
The step-by-step process in applying for a J. Wood Platt Scholarship:
1 — Caddie at a club for a minimum of one season (two full seasons preferred). Your caddying record will be verified with your club’s caddie master.
2 — Complete the online J. Wood Platt scholarship application by October 31.
3 — Provide a letter of recommendation from your club’s caddie master, head professional, or a board member, attesting to your skills as a caddie (one page maximum). Letter must be received by October 31.
4 — Provide a copy of your high school transcript, through the completion of your junior year, by October 31. If you are already enrolled in college, supply your most recent transcript, also by October 31.
5 — Obtain a copy of your Student Aid Report, or FAFSA, which must include your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) score. You can access this here beginning Oct. 1. The Platt office must also receive this by October 31.
6 — Schedule and attend an interview with members of the Platt’s Board of Trustees and the Platt Scholarship Director. These will be held in March of 2020.
7 — Obtain a copy of what is commonly referred to as your School Award Letter and send it to the Platt offices. This is a listing of all grants, loans, and scholarships that you will receive in your upcoming college academic year. You can contact the Financial Aid department of the college or university you are attending, or will be attending, for a copy.
8 — 2020-21 grants will be announced in early July 2020. You will receive a letter from the Platt, mailed to your home address. Your college or university will then receive notice from the Platt, along with payment of your grant.