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Liberty National ACE Grant

Liberty National ACE Grant Donate Amounts How to Reimburse Conditions & Guidelines File Reimbursement Here
The Liberty National 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.
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THE LIBERTY NATIONAL ACE GRANT APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
If you need additional information, please contact Foundation@ajga.org. You can obtain a secure link by going to your Player Center.

Conditions & Guidelines
Reimbursement Levels
How to Apply
How to File Reimbursement
Liberty National ACE GRANT CALCULATOR
Determine if your family is eligible for financial assistance via the Liberty National ACE Grant.
LIBERTY NATIONAL ACE GRANT COMMITTEE
The Liberty National ACE Grant Committee is the American Junior Golf Association's internal committee to help steward and advance the purpose of the Liberty National ACE Grant Program.
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STEPHEN HAMBLIN
Executive Director
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JASON MILLER
Chief Financial Officer
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KEVIN RINKER
Senior Vice President of Development
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BETH DOCKTER
Director of Youth Development
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DEBBIE KEPLIN
Development Manager
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The Liberty National 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.
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THE LIBERTY NATIONAL ACE GRANT CUP
The Liberty National ACE Grant Cup is an annual fundraiser which aims to fund an ACE Grant Endowment each year.

The 2024 Liberty National ACE Grant Cup too place May 19-20th at Liberty National Golf Club.
OUR IMPACT
3,089
Liberty National ACE Grant Recipients
$6.9M
Dollars Reimbursed
$15.6M
College scholarships earned
LIBERTY NATIONAL 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
2021
ACE Grant reimbursements surpass $5 million
2022
Additional $750 added to reimbursements to cover golf equipment
2023
ACE Grant program officially renamed Liberty National ACE Grant, AJGA enters twelve year partnership with Liberty National Golf Club and the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Family Foundation


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
  • Kevin Harvick Foundation
  • KPMG Stacy Lewis
  • Lanto Griffin
  • Lew Horne Memorial
  • Lowry Family
  • Mark Brazil
  • Marsha Smith Memorial
  • Mary Ann Cowgur Endowment
  • 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
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Contact Kevin Rinker to learn more about the potential impact of your gift