Loren Roberts/First Tee in Memphis Scholarship Fund

Purpose of the Fund

The Loren Roberts First Tee in Memphis Scholarship fund is awarded to a graduating high school student who has participated in the First Tee – Tennessee in Memphis program. Students who have obtained their high school equivalent degree are also eligible.

History of the Fund

The Loren Roberts First Tee in Memphis scholarship originated from PGA Tour Member, Loren Roberts, who wanted to make an annual contribution to the Mid-South Junior Golf Association (MSJGA). In conversation with the MSJGA founder, Charles Hudson, Mr. Roberts asked where and how he could make the most meaningful donation to the organization. Mr. Hudson suggested the creation of an endowed scholarship to financially assist MSJGA golfers to attend college or technical school.

Since 1999, The Loren Roberts/First Tee in Memphis (Mid-South) Scholarship has assisted more than 75 scholarships for students from the Mid-South to become responsible, productive citizens by enabling them to attend colleges and universities throughout the United States.

This scholarship is awarded based on financial assistance needed. It is important to note that the Loren Roberts/First Tee in Memphis Scholarship is not a golf scholarship, and no awards are made based on students’ golfing abilities.


Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must:

A complete application includes:

  • Complete Loren Roberts/First Tee in Memphis Scholarship application form;
  • Be a graduating senior and active First Tee in Memphis participant or previous Loren Roberts/First Tee Memphis(Mid-South) recipient;
  • One-page essay describing what First Tee – Tennessee in Memphis means to them and how they will apply what they’ve learned through the First Tee – Tennessee experience to their future educational plans and/or career goals;
  • Two current letters of recommendation from teachers, clergy, or persons (other than a family member) who are familiar with their personal character, skills and abilities;
  • Most recent high school transcript, if applicable;
  • Copy of Act and/or SAT scores, if applicable; and a
  • Copy of your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), Student Aid Report (SAR), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), OR College Scholarship Service (CSS) profile.

This scholarship may be awarded to more than one student each year. The amount available for the scholarship each year will vary.

Recipients of the scholarship must reapply each year to be considered for each school year.


Apply Below

The application will open on the third Monday of January of this year and close on the second Monday of August.


Recipients

1999Joy Johnson – Mississippi Valley State University
Mary Henry – Mississippi Valley State University
William Keys – Methodist College, Inc
2000Amanda Tibbs – Tennessee State University
Katrina Hudson – Spelman College
Kimberly Hudson – Spelman College
2001Amanda Tibbs – Tennessee State University
Audre Kindred – Southwest Tennessee Community College
Joy johnson – Mississippi Valley State University
Justin Searcy – Tennessee State University
Katrina Hudson – Spelman College
Kimberly Hudson – Spelman College
Mary Henry – Southwest Tennessee Community College
William Dorse – Methodist College, Inc.
2002Courtney Thurman – Southwest Tennessee Community College
Craten Armmer – Middle Tennessee State University
Ellis Bowles – Southwest Tennessee Community College
James Toles, Jr. – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Jasman Williams – Southwest Tennessee Community College
Kalonja Woods – Rhodes College
2003Jason Robinson – Southwest Tennessee Community College
Morrio Coward – Morehouse College
Nikolas Blankenships – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Leonard Matlock – Murray State University
Lauren Bobal – Christian Brothers University
Sheldon House – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Tanesha Tharpe – Middle Tennessee State University
2004Bilal Black – Southwest Tennessee Community College
Evidane Brownlee – Middle Tennessee State University
Larry Dorse – Alabama A&M University
Mark Rogers – Lane College
Mary Brigance – Tennessee State
Stacey Jackson – Middle Tennessee State University
Tanesha Thrape – Middle Tennessee State University
Toni Lomax – University of Memphis
William Terrell – University of Memphis
2005Timothy Walls – Tennessee State
2006Danielle Terrell – Middle Tennessee State University
Marcus Lomax – University of Memphis
Sarah Jones – Spelman College
2008Clay Myers – Jackson State University
2012Abshir Esse – Cornell University
Alex Cole – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
2013Abshir Esse – Cornell University
Alex Cole – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Glenn Hill II – Lipscomb University
2014Abshir Esse – Cornell University
Alex Cole – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Glenn Hill II – Lipscomb University
Malik Luckett – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Marissa Buford – Christian Brothers University
Mirissa Joi Anderson – Christian Brothers University
2015Abshir Esse – Cornell University
Alex Cole – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Chase Jamerson – Carson-Newman University
Glenn Hill II – Lipscomb University
Jamesion Blakely – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Malik Luckett – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Miranda Anderson – Christian Brothers University
Mirissa Joi Anderson – Christian Brothers University
Morgan Jeffries – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Myles Rivers, Tennessee State University
Theresa Baker – University of Memphis
2016Chase Jamerson – Carson-Newman University
Glenn Hill II – Lipscomb University
Jamesion Blakely – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Malik Luckett – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Miranda Anderson – Christian Brothers University
Mirissa Joi Anderson – Christian Brothers University
Morgan Jeffries – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Myles Rivers, Tennessee State University
2017Chase Jamerson – Carson-Newman University
Grant Hill – Rhodes College
Jamesion Blakely – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Malik Luckett – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mirissa Joi Anderson – Christian Brothers University
Morgan Jeffries – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Myles Rivers, Tennessee State University
2022Asa Hudson – Bryan College