The AJGA’s Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant financial assistance program provides opportunities for juniors who have the talent, but not the financial resources, to play in AJGA events. The ACE Grant relies one hundred percent on contributions from corporate and private donors, as well as Junior-Am proceeds.
Since its inception in 2003, the AJGA has awarded 830 ACE Grants and reimbursed $1.5 million, helping talented juniors compete in over 3,300 AJGA events.
In 2012 alone, 165 junior golfers received more than $357,000 in reimbursement and achieved 117 top ten AJGA finishes. The total value of college scholarships that ACE Grant recipients received in 2012 topped $2.4 million.