Scholarships for Turfgrass

There are many scholarships available for students of Turfgrass Science at Oregon State University.

OGCSA-OTF Scholarship

Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Oregon Turf Foundation provides up to two scholarships to students attending any turfgrass accredited college in the Pacific Northwest. OGCSA has provided scholarships to numerous students since the 1970's.


The scholarship honors Tom Cook, a former faculty member of the OSU Department of Horticulture who oversaw the Turf Management Program. A scholarship given to undergraduate students studying in the Turf Management Program.


A 1-3 term tuition scholarship (in-state) awarded annually in the summer to students who will be graduating during the next school year. Eligible students must be pursuing careers as golf course superintendents, have significant practical experience at golf courses, and demonstrate a commitment to the industry via activities in and out of classes and involvement with Turf Club and turf projects at the Lewis-Brown Farm. Academic performance and financial need are secondary considerations.


Recipients will be undergraduate and/or graduate student studying in the Turf Management Program carrying a 3.25 GPA or above within the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Students are to be selected in accordance with the University's policies and procedures for awarding scholarships and fellowships.

Golf Course Superintedants Assocaiton Scholarships

GCSAA believes in investing in the future of the profession. To ensure this, GCSAA's philanthropic arm, the Environmental Institute for Golf, administers a number of different scholarships for students pursuing careers in the golf course industry, future turfgrass researchers and educators, children and grandchildren of GCSAA members, and foreign students studying in the United States.

Sports Turf Managers Association Scholarships

SAFE annually awards scholarships to students who are planning a career in the sports turf industry. Since its inception, the SAFE Foundation has presented more than $225,000 in scholarships and travel to the STMA Conference and Exhibition to more than 120 students.

Trans-Miss Scholarship 

Since the Trans-Miss Scholarship Fund granted a $600 scholarship in 1953 to Colorado State University (then Colorado A&M), the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association has become a national leader in assisting young men and women pursuing careers in turf management.