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ACE Grant

The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf.
The 2021 ACE Grant is CLOSED. Please check back in January 2022 for the new season's ACE Grant Application.

If you need additional information please contact Foundation@ajga.org for directions to obtain the application link.

Conditions & Guidelines
What Does ACE Grant Cover
Reimbursement Levels
Revised Application Process
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
Use our simple ACE Grant calculator to determine if you may be eligible to receive ACE Grant funding.
ACE GRANT COMMITTEE
The ACE Grant Committee is the American Junior Golf Association's internal committee to help steward and advance the purpose of the ACE Grant Program.
STEPHEN HAMBLIN
Executive Director
JASON MILLER
Chief Financial Officer
KEVIN RINKER
Senior Vice President of Development
BETH DOCKTER
Director of Youth Development
DEBBIE KEPLIN
Development Manager
Please check back in January for information on the 2022 ACE Grant.
ACE GRANT CUP
The ACE Grant Cup is an annual fundraiser which aims to fund an ACE Grant Endowment each year. The 2022 event details will be released here at a later date.
OUR IMPACT
2,411
ACE Grant Recipients
$4.8MM
Dollars Reimbursed
$15.3MM
College scholarships earned
ACE GRANT MILESTONES
2003
The ACE Grant program begins with 12 juniors. Ryan Hillstrom of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was the first recipient. On April 30, 2003, Tom Barton became the first private donor of the ACE Grant.
2004
Rolex becomes the first founding corporate partner.
2007
The first ACE Grant endowment was established in memory of Bruce Slovitt, an AJGA tournament champion.
2009
Polo Ralph Lauren becomes the second founding corporate partner.
2010
Jaye Marie Green wins the 2010 Polo Golf Junior Classic, becoming the first ACE Grant recipient to win an AJGA Invitational.
2011
The ACE Grant program reaches $1 million in reimbursement after eight consecutive years of growth.
2015
Smylie Kaufman becomes the first ACE Grant alumnus to win a PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
2016
ACE Grant recipients breaks record at 206 and reimbursements surpass $3 million.
2019
ACE Grant reimbursements surpass $4 million
ENDOWMENTS
The following have pledged $100,000 to support golf's next generation:
The following have pledged $100,000 to support golf's next generation:
  • ANNIKA Foundation
  • Billy and Brittany Horschel
  • Bradley Johnson Memorial
  • Bruce Slovitt Memorial
  • Caves Valley Golf Club
  • Crisp Family
  • C.T. Pan
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Doug Ghim
  • HP
  • Hunter Mahan
  • Jim Bell Memorial
  • Jim Heard
  • Jimmy and Erin Walker
  • Jordan Spieth Family Foundation
  • Judie Oppenheimer Memorial
  • The Junior PLAYERS Championship
  • Justin Thomas
  • KPMG Stacy Lewis
  • Lew Horne Memorial
  • Lowry Family
  • Mark Brazil
  • Marsha Smith Memorial
  • Old Sandwich Golf Club
  • Patrick and Justine Reed
  • Payne Stewart Memorial
  • PING
  • Richard W. Bowen Estate
  • Stephen A. Hamblin
  • Waugh Family
  • The Woodlands Country Club AJGA Supporting Members
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Yani Tseng
  • Zisman Family Foundation
Contact Kevin Rinker to learn more about the potential impact of your gift