About the Scholarship

Caddies from Overbrook Golf Club

The J. Wood Platt scholarship is a need-based scholarship available to young persons attending college or set to attend college who have caddied for at least one season at a Member Club of the Golf Association of Philadelphia. They must maintain a cumulative grade point average in college of at least 2.5 and display a proven financial need. The selection of those caddies to receive scholarship funds is made on an annual basis by the Trustees of the J. Wood Platt.

The monetary awards currently range from $1,000 to $10,000 a year for undergraduate and graduate students. It is the aim of the Scholarship to continue granting financial aid to all Platt Scholars for the full length of their college career as long as they meet the minimal responsibilities of the program. Awards are re-evaluated each year and based primarily on financial need. It is mandatory that recipients continue to caddie while receiving grants from the Scholarship. It is important to note that these are NOT golf scholarships and athletic ability is not taken into consideration.

You must continue to caddie at a course in the Golf Association of Philadelphia each summer that you wish to be considered for the scholarship. A MINIMUM number of 20 loops per summer is required to remain eligible for the scholarship. This is verified with the caddie master at each club.

Successful completion of at least twelve credit hours per semester, or twenty-four per year, is required for continued eligibility. You must be enrolled as a full-time, degree seeking, student.

Participation in a summer internship program that affects the ability to caddie requires the completion of an internship approval form. Please contact the Platt offices for a form. All forms will be reviewed by the education committee.

Please note that if your parents are members at a private golf club you are not eligible to apply.