Financial Assistance

Scholarships

  • Are You Eligible For A Scholarship?

    Application for a Golf Ontario scholarship is open to candidates pursuing full-time post-secondary studies fulfilling the following criteria:

    • Candidate must maintain a 75% (or equivalent) overall academic average.
    • Candidate must be a member at Golf Ontario/Golf Canada member club or Gold member of the Public Player program.
    • Candidate must be able to demonstrate their involvement in the game of golf.

    Only Online applications will be accepted.  Application packages must include ALL of the following items, Incomplete applications will not be accepted:

    • A Scholarship Application form – online submission only
    • Complete academic history – a transcript is mandatory
      Proof of acceptance (first year students) or proof of enrollment (returning students) from your post-secondary institution
    • Proof of Golf Ontario/Golf Canada membership
    • A typed, one-page essay on “How has Golf impacted your life” written and signed by the applicant
    • One letter of recommendation from a school official
    • One letter of recommendation from another appropriate source
    • Documentation signed by a school official which outlines the effect any outside scholarship monies may have on existing scholarships provided by the school (for applicants attending a post-secondary school in the US only).

The 2022 Application Deadline has closed

Please direct all inquiries to Evan Arsenault earsenault@gao.ca or 905-852-1101 ext 256


Special Scholarship Awards

Golf Ontario has developed special scholarship awards to honour the memory of amazing Ontarian Ken McKenzie, Christine Fisher, Craig Revell and Helena Harbridge, who have contributed so much to the game of golf in the province. In conjuction with the McKenzie, Fisher, Revell and Harbridge families, Golf Ontario will present these special awards to a deserving recipient, who demonstrates the passion and dedication to the game that was ever so present in Ken, Christine, Craig and Helena.

  • Ken McKenzie Award

    Ken McKenzie was a big proponent of kids gaining exposure to the game of golf. His devotion to the game and junior golf was never more evident than in his $75,000 donation to the Golf Association of Ontario’s Junior Scholarship Fund in 2004, which continues to assist young student athletes pursue their goals on and off the course.

  • Christine Fisher Memorial Student Award

    Christine Fisher was a dedicated volunteer with the Golf Association for many years. She was an active supporter of amateur golf in Ontario at the provincial and club level throughout her career. She was instrumental in assisting with numerous events over the years and took a real interest in Junior golf.

    To recognize Christine’s contributions to golf Brian Fisher, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation and the GAO have developed this scholarship award. It will not only honour her memory but will ensure she is never forgotten in the golfing community.

    The recipient of this award shall be a female golfer who demonstrates exceptional academic background, success in golf at the local, provincial and national level, participates in extra curricular activities and gives back to the sport community in some way.

    Preference will be given to applicants from the Waterloo Region or those attending the University of Waterloo.

  • Craig Revell Scholarship

    To the Golf Association of Ontario, Craig Revell represented what the game is all about. As a player he achieved tremendous heights,’and as a person he demonstrated respect for the game, for the underlying foundations of the game and for all who are involved in the game. While we will all miss his presence at every level of the game – local up to international – perhaps through this scholarship award’we can ensure that he is not forgotten

    Presenting an annual Scholarship in Craig’s name represents the fact that he not only achieved success on the golf course but also in all facets of his life. He recognized that achieving academic success was very important in maximizing future options.

    Revell’s talent will be sadly missed by the golfing community he dearly loved. Revell once had a promising golf career ahead of him when he left Kingston in the fall of 2003 to attend Michigan State University on a golf scholarship. Craig’s golf resume includes a number of celebrations including winning the 2001 Junior Tournament of Champions and the Juvenile Tournament of Champions. 2002 saw him win the Ontario Junior Championship, and he would place third in the 2003 Ontario Men’s Amateur and be selected for the Willingdon Cup team while still of Junior age. Craig also began his College career at Michigan State by winning the first Collegiate event he competed in.

  • Helena Harbridge Scholarship

    Helena Harbridge of Etobicoke began her golfing career at age ten at Scarlett Woods Golf Course, playing alongside her older brother Daniel. Within a few years, she developed into one of the top junior golfers in Ontario. She won the TDCAA High School Girls Regional Championship in 2004, and won numerous CJGA events, culminating in the 2004 CJGA Order of Merit. She also competed successfully in GAO events and two Toronto Star Women’s Amateurs.

    In 2005, Helena left home to attend the University of West Georgia on an athletic scholarship where, as a freshman, she established herself as the ’heart and spirit’ of the women’s fledgling golf program. She was the first UWG woman to win a golf tournament, and led the team to three wins its very first year.

    Helena battled through health problems early in life but did not let them deter her from pursuing her goals on and off the course. She was a hard worker and supported herself in golf by working at Humber Valley and her beloved Weston Golf and Country Club. She always dreamed of getting a U.S. scholarship so she could combine golf and her education and did just that. She was an Ontario Scholar at Bishop Allen Academy, made the Dean’s List at UWG, and was on target to achieve a 4.0 GPA and become an Academic All-American.

    Although her death was unexpected and untimely, she will never be forgotten. This scholarship will be awarded to a student athlete who has overcome adversity to reach their goals on and off the golf course. This award, named in Helena’s honour, will help perpetuate her legacy of hard work, perseverance and dedication to become one of Ontario’s top junior golfers.

Past Scholarship Recepients

  • 2021 Recepients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Ryan Kaichis / Western University

    Craig Revell Award
    Jarrod Smith / University of Windsor

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Jaqueline Giles / University of Guelph

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Hana Yoshida / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Conor Gaudet / Wilfrid Laurier University
    Joseph Colasimone / Laurentian University
    Michael Barnett / University of Waterloo
    Tyler Schaap / Belmont Abbey College

  • 2020 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Andrew Szent-Ivany / Trent University

    Craig Revell Award
    Aidan Hussey / McMaster University

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Alexander Brisebois / University of Toronto

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Riley Purdie / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Kavith Ranchagoda / McMaster University
    Nicholas Tanovich / University of Windsor
    Cade Preston / Lincoln Memorial University
    Calista Zeng / Emory University

  • 2019 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Kegan Mongru / Western University

    Craig Revell Award
    Ranen Oomen-Danckert / University of British Columbia

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Nathan Douglas / University of Toronto

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Julia Moretto / McGill University

    GO Scholarship
    Jason Gage / Western University
    Michael Guyatt / McMaster University
    Hayden Scott / Western University
    Max Wang / Western University
    Quinn Arial / Holy Cross College

  • 2018 Scholarship Recipients

    Craig Revell Scholarship:
    Cynthia Zhao / Hofstra University

    Christine Fisher Memorial Student Award:
    Arrington Bard / University of Waterloo

    Ken McKenzie Award:
    Justin Grant / Queen’s University

    Helena Harbridge Scholarship:
    Owen Dick / Barton College

    Golf Ontario Scholarship:
    Tyler Lam / Western University
    Ryan McLay / Saint Mary’s University
    Matthew Cholod / Northern Illinois University
    Nicholas Marchese / Palm Beach Atlantic University
    Ethan Siebert / Defiance College
    Benjamin Lowe / Bishops University
    Benjamin Baker / Queen’s University

  • 2017 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    James Parsons / University of Guelph – Humber

    Craig Revell Award
    Tyler Nagano / University of Western Ontario

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Kristen Wong / Gardner Webb University

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Claire Konning / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Christian Ethier / Mars Hill University
    Nicholas McLean / Adelphi Univesity
    Matthew Puzhitsky / University of Toronto
    Natasha Stasiuk / Ottawa University – Arizona
    Ryan Stolys / Simon Fraser University
    Michael von Schalburg / Queen’s University

  • 2016 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Meghan Bennett / Florida Atlantic University

    Craig Revell Award
    Jaret Chipman / Canisius College

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Dante Severini / University of Western Ontario

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Laura Maria Luna Cabrera / University of Toronto

    GO Scholarship
    Melany Chong / Appalachian State University
    Anna Foley / DePauw Univesity
    Noah Oakes / McMaster University
    Ross Love / Wilfrid Laurier University
    Jenna Watts / University of Guelph
    Sam Meek / Southern Illinois University
    Jackson Bowery / Western University
    Noah Harkness / King University

  • 2015 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Dustin Barr / University of Detroit Mercy

    Craig Revell Award
    Sam McNulty / Thomas University

    Ken McKenzie Award
    John YounSung Kim / Pomona College

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Kelsey Fuchs / University of Toronto

    GO Scholarship
    Trevor Corner / Queen’s University
    Aaron Black / Queen’s University
    Phillip Martin / University of Waterloo
    Nicole Gargarella / University of Victoria
    Alexandra Amos / Grand Valley State University
    Thomas DeMarco / Morehead State University
    Genevieve Stelmacovich / Park University
    Marlies Klekner-Alt / Northwood University

  • 2014 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Eric Macrow / University of Detroit Mercy

    Craig Revell Award
    Madison Easterbrook / Florida Gulf Coast University

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Gavin McQueenie / University of British Columbia

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Maria Alexandra Garcia / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Trent Abraham / University of British Columbia
    Russell Bowie / Queen’s University
    Grace Glofcheskie / University of Guelph
    Austin Kirkwood / University of Western Ontario
    Ana Peric / University of Toronto
    Marc Casullo / Francis Marion University
    Sarah Geurten / King’s College University (Western)
    Corrine Grans-Wood / Savannah College of Art and Design
    Sarah-Anne Smurlick / Loyola University

  • 2013 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Tianen Nar / University of Toronto

    Craig Revell Award
    Kiersten Klekner-Alt / University of Ottawa

    Ken McKenzie Award
    David Gaylord / Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Stephanie Chu / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Matthew Chiasson / Ashford University
    Christian Elliott / Penn State University
    Bryce Evon / University of Michigan
    Taewon Kim / York University
    Chris Lao / Western University
    Daniel Luftspring / University of Minnesota
    Josh Whalen / Kent State University
    Chris Wilson / Colgate University

  • 2012 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Rachel Drisdelle / University of Toronto

    Craig Revell Award
    Truman Tai / University of Toronto

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Matthew Gerber / Princeton University

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Stefanie Bothwell / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Adam Searle / Queen’s University
    Meghan McDougall / University of Kentucky
    Sarah Holtby Dunning / University of Toronto
    Wesley Campbell / University of Waterloo
    Brett McIntosh / University of Michigan
    David French / University of British Columbia
    Eliott Fledderus / Queen’s University
    Mitch Robinson / McMaster University
    Jake Adams / University of Waterloo

  • 2011 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Rachel Drisdelle / University of Toronto

    Craig Revell Award
    Truman Tai / University of Toronto

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Matthew Gerber / Princeton University

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Stefanie Bothwell / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Adam Searle / Queen’s University
    Meghan McDougall / University of Kentucky
    Sarah Holtby Dunning / University of Toronto
    Wesley Campbell / University of Waterloo
    Brett McIntosh / University of Michigan
    David French / University of British Columbia
    Eliott Fledderus / Queen’s University
    Mitch Robinson / McMaster University
    Jake Adams / University of Waterloo

  • 2010 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Vanessa Dupuis / University of Guelph

    Craig Revell Award
    Karen Millage / University of Guelph

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Brent McKenzie / Wofford College

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Devon Rizzo / University of Waterloo
    Jane Tang / University of Waterloo

    GO Scholarship
    Christopher McGrath / University of Memphis
    Miranda David / University of Western Ontario
    Tyler Szela / University of Western Ontario
    Danielle Szela / University of Western Ontario
    Shaun Hall / Durham College
    Conner Charlebois / Bentley College
    Ben Murray / University of Waterloo

  • 2009 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Taylor Prilisauer / University of Guelph

    Craig Revell Award
    Brett Mitchell / Brock University

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Daley Byles / Gardner-Webb University NC

    Christine Fisher Memorial Award
    Alexandra Hughes / Wilfrid Laurier
    Megan Zalewski / Queens University

    GO Scholarship
    David Olejnik / University of Western Ontario
    Amy Williams / University of Western Ontario
    Rachael Andrew / University of Western Ontario
    Mathew Wheeler / University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Mackenzie Hughes / Kent State University

  • 2008 Scholarship Recipients

    Helena Harbridge Award
    Stephanie Klein / SUNY Albany

    Craig Revell Award
    David Byrne / U of Detriot Mercy

    Ken McKenzie Award
    Michael Oudyk / Wilfrid Laurier University

    Investors Group Scholarship
    Lisa Boyko / University of Western Ontario
    Eric Donatelli / Queen’s University

    GO Scholarship
    Luke Morrow / Lakehead University
    David Crawford / Wingate University
    Garret Rank / University of Waterloo
    Brendan McKee / University of Guelph
    Marcus Hoffman / University of Guelph
    Scott Landreth / University of Akron