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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.
With questions regarding the ACE Grant program or the application process, please contact the ACE Grant Committee at foundation@ajga.org.

Please note, the 2019 ACE Grant Application will close September 30. The 2020 ACE Grant Application will open in January.

Conditions & Guidlines
What Does ACE Grant Cover
Reimbursement Levels
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 Coordinator
Login to the Player Center to submit your application.

The 2019 application closes September 30.
ACE GRANT CUP
The 2018 ACE Grant Cup was hosted by Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mill, MD. The brand new two-day format helped raise more than $140,000 and helped establish the Caves Valley ACE Grant Endowment to benefit the AJGA’s ACE Grant program and The First Tee of Greater Baltimore. On hand to help celebrate the event were two ACE Grant recipients and both have signed college golf scholarships as they head off to college this Fall.

The 2019 ACE Grant Cup is scheduled for June 23-24 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL.
OUR IMPACT
2,000
ACE Grant Recipients
$4M
Dollars Reimbursed
$15M
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.
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
  • Deutshche 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
  • Old Sandwich Golf Club
  • Payne Stewart Memorial
  • Patrick and Justine Reed
  • Richard W. Bowen Estate
  • Stephen A. Hamblin
  • Waugh Family
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Yani Tseng
  • Zisman Family Foundation
Contact Kevin Rinker to learn more about the potential impact of your gift