Women on Par Scholarship

The 2024 Women on Par Scholarship application opened on January 5, 2024 and will remain open until 200 completed applications are received or April 2, 2024 of the application year – whichever occurs first. Thanks to LPGA Amateurs members and donors, in 2024, three (3) scholarships totaling $7,000 will be awarded: one (1) $4,000 Women on Par scholarship, one (1) $2,000 Women on Par scholarship, and one (1) $1,000 Women on Par scholarship.

To Start the Application Process:

  1. Visit the LPGA Foundation Scholarship website at https://apply-lpga.smapply.io/
  2. Press Register or Login (if you previously have made an account)
  3. Press Programs and select the Women on Par Scholarship

Originally established in 2007, the Women on Par scholarship provides financial assistance for three to four, “non-traditional” female students, over the age of 30,  pursuing higher education for the first time, with the intention of helping women get “on par” with their peers through the opportunities a college degree provides. Winners are selected based on need, personal and professional goals, and their personal stories.

In 2022 the funds for recipients of the Women on Par more than doubled thanks to the contributions of donors and the LPGA Amateurs Virtual Scramble. Congratulations to the 2023 scholarship recipients: Emily Reynolds (Healthcare Administration), Olga Golding (International Business), Thi Pham (Psychology), and Savannah Ford (Family Studies, Psychology, Bible and Theology). The 2023 recipients join the 30+ women who have been awarded the scholarship, earning $4,000, $2000, $1,000, and $500 respectively to help them achieve their career goals.

Emily Reynolds - 2023 Women on Par Scholarship Recipient
Emily Reynolds
2023 Women on Par recipient
Olga Golding - 2023 Women on Par Scholarship Recipient
Olga Golding
2023 Women on Par recipient
Thi Pham
2023 Women on Par recipient
Savannah Ford - 2023 Women on Par Scholarship Recipient
Savannah Ford
2023 Women on Par recipient

Congratulations to our 2023 Women on Par recipients!

  • Emily Reynolds received a $4,000 scholarship
    Emily resides in Milwaukie, OR and is attending George Fox University for her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration. With her career goal of to work with families of children with special needs. She has experienced firsthand the pain of not being able to access the needed care for a child and wants to work to develop programing that will serve as a support network for families.
  • Olga Golding received a $2,000 scholarship
    Olga resides in Dana Point, CA and is attending California State University for International Business. With her career goal of starting a Non-Profit organization supporting underprivileged but deserving members of society.
  • Thi Pham received a $1,000 scholarship
    Thi resides in Albuquerque, NM and is attending Central New Mexico Community College for Psychology. With her career goal of becoming a marriage and family therapist or an addictions counselor.
  • Savannah Ford received a $500 scholarship
    Savannah resides in Knoxville, TN and is attending Johnson University as a triple major Family Studies, Psychology, Bible, and Theology. With her career goal of contributing to the underserved and helping young women create a new narrative for their lives as many women need help overcoming traumatic experiences.

About the Scholarship

The “Women on Par” Scholarship Program, provided by the LPGA Foundation, was established in 2007 by the EWGA Foundation (now the LPGA Amateur Golf Association™) to provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students. These scholarships are intended for women, aged 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelor’s degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends, and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.

In 2021, two scholarships were awarded totaling $3,000. In 2022, the scholarship total more than doubled to $7,000 for three recipients.

In 2019, the LPGA unveiled its new brand positioning and tag line – Drive On.  Drive On builds on the LPGA’s history and heritage and is designed to show its commitment to diversity, inclusion, individuality and authenticity. It is about the power and potential in each individual and celebrates the hard work, focus, and tenacity that it takes to achieve our goals. As applicants submit their application for the scholarship, they should consider sharing how they overcame obstacles in life and achieved their goals.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants and recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Be female
• Be at least 30 years of age as of January 1, 2024
• Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada
• Pursuing a Technical/Vocational, Associates or Bachelor’s degree. (First time applicants to school or must be returning to school after an absence to complete a degree.)
• Has not obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree
• Currently enrolled, or accepted to an accredited school, college or university by April 1, 2024
• Exhibit a need for financial assistance

Materials Asked for in the Application Process

• Completed application form with essays.
• Proof of current enrollment or acceptance to school, via upload.
• Resume, via upload.
• Verification of current enrollment or registration status, via link completed by a School Official.
• Copy of income tax return (Form 1040, 1040EZ, etc.) or foreign equivalent for the tax years 2022 & 2023, via submitted separately via upload.
• Three recommendation letters submitted via link completed by recommendation sources.
• A valid email address (you will be informed of the selection decision via email no later than May 3, 2023).

2024 Timeline at a Glance

• January 5- Application submission officially opened
• April 2 11:59pm ET - Applications close
• April 29 - Potential recipients called
• May 3 - Recipients finalized and announcements made
• May 10 - Recipient School Financial Information and W9's deadline
• July 1 - Payments made to schools

*Timeline can be subject to change.

Impact of the Scholarship

Since its inception, the scholarship program has helped over 30 women realize their dreams of obtaining their degree.

"Winning the Women on Par Scholarship impacted me in several ways. It challenged me to continue to pursue my dreams of becoming a teacher. It encouraged me to pay it forward by founding a small group to assist single/divorced mothers who are pursuing higher education. And most importantly, it instilled a desire into my daughters to continue to reach their goals no matter the circumstances and/or obstacles." - CaMeisha Brown, 2018 recipient

Click here to read more about the impact the Women On Par Scholarship had on the 2018 recipient, CaMeisha Brown.

Julie Jeffers
2022 Women on Par recipient
Victoria Sterling
2022 Women on Par recipient
Amber Cimburek
2022 Women on Par recipient

2022 Women on Par recipients

  • Julie Jeffers received a $2,000 WOP scholarship
    Julie resides in Billings, Montana, and is attending Salish Kootenai College for her BS in Tribal Historic Preservation. With the career goal of teaching Native American studies at the college level and spend summers working in the field.
  • Victoria Sterling received a $1,000 WOP scholarship
    Victoria resides in Alcoa, Tennessee, and is attending South College for her BS in Nursing (LPN/BSN). With the career goal of achieving her Master’s in Nursing and becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Amber Cimburek received a $500 WOP scholarship
    Amber resides in Yankton, South Dakota, and is attending the University of Phoenix for her BS in Psychology. With the career goal of getting her Master’s degree in Counseling.

Amber Stephens, 2022 Woman on Par Scholarship Recipient
Amber Stephens
2021 Women on Par recipient
Serenity Pearson, 2022 Woman on Par Scholarship Recipient
Serenity Pearson
2021 Women on Par recipient

2021 Women on Par recipients

  • Amber Stephens received a $2,000 WOP Scholarship
    Amber resides in Schenectady, NY and is attending the University at Albany for her BS in Social Welfare
  • Serenity Pearson received a $1,000 WOP Scholarship
    Serenity resides in Sacramento, CA and is attending Yuba College for her degree in Radiologic Technology
  • Read more about these inspiring women here!

Alisha Perkins
2020 Women on Par recipient
Rebecca Broderick
2020 Women on Par recipient

2020 Women on Par recipients

  • Alisha Perkins received a $2,000 WOP Scholarship
    Alisha is from Lafayette, IN and is attending Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing
  • Rebecca Broderick received a $1,000 WOP Scholarship
    Rebecca is from Phoenix, AZ and is attending the Arizona State University
  • Click here to read more about the 2020 Women on Par recipients.

2018 Women On Par recipients

  • CaMeisha Brown received a $2,000 WOP Scholarship
    CaMeisha is from Bessemer, AL and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College
  • Jessica Alves received a $1,000 WOP Scholarship
    Jessica is from Bristol, RI and is attending the University of Rhode Island
  • Lori Baab received a $1,000 WOP Scholarship
    Lori is from Lyndhurst, OH and is attending Ohio State University
Congratulations to the 2018 Women on Par Scholarship recipient,
CaMeisha Brown, on her graduation from Birmingham-Southern College.