Every year, the AJGA challenges the academic and athletic efforts of its members through the Scholastic Junior All-America Team. Twelve boys and 12 girls in their junior or senior year in high school receive this honor each year. At the end of the 2015 summer, 2016/2017 grad year boys with a top-10 finish and 2016/2017 grad year girls with a top-five finish in AJGA Open and Invitational events will be invited to apply for the Scholastic Junior All-America Team. The rewards associated with being selected for this team include earning an invitation to the Polo Golf Junior Classic along with the elevated exposure of each team member’s academic standing – a vital element in college golf recruiting. The Scholastic Junior All-America Team selections are based on the following criteria in order of importance:
SAT and/or ACT test scores
AP subject test scores
School leadership and community service
Writing skills as showcased in an original essay*
High school students aspiring to be eligible for this award, should consider taking the SAT or ACT during the sophomore year. If you take any AP classes, consider also taking the corresponding standardized AP subject tests. Leadership and service within your school and community are also important criteria. An original essay will also be evaluated for each applicant using a standard grading methodology and the top essay writer will earn a spot on the Scholastic team on the merits of the essay alone*.
The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
What is Leadership Links?
Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.