News

2021 ACE Grant Application Open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 ACE Grant, the AJGA's financial assistance program
Rose Zhang walking off 18 green -2020-Rolex Girls Junior Championship.JPG

Since 2003, the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program has helped fund the dreams of talented junior golfers - allowing them to compete in tournaments and compete in national junior golf.

Apply for the 2021 ACE Grant starting January 6.

Golf.com feature on the AJGA ACE Grant program 2017

Over the years, the impact and success of the program is far-reaching with:

  • 2,000+ program participants
  • $4+ million reimbursed
  • $15 million+ earned by alumni in college golf scholarship dollars

How it works

Junior golfers from all walks of life can qualify for the ACE Grant - we offer an ACE Grant calculator to help families estimate eligibility.

Once approved for the program, AJGA membership, qualified tournament and qualifer fees, and other costs related to travel are reimbursable. Costs related to USGA Junior Amateur Championships and state championship fees also qualify.

Program participants and stories

ACE Grant participants come from all states and are at various points on their AJGA journey. Maxwell Moldovan and Rose Zhang became the first ACE Grant recipients to earn Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors.

The AJGA's financial reimbursement program is supported by PGA and LPGA Tour pros and many donors who believe in our mission to create equity in golf. In 2020, PGA TOUR player Harold Varner began funding the program and shared how it could have helped him as a junior.

With the pandemic creating even more economic hardships, other junior golfers shared their stories in 2020 - from the opportunity to travel or compete in more events to the experience of receiving their first-ever new pair of shoes as a tournament gift.

Tiger Tahvildari's ACE Grant Story
Ashley Yun's ACE Grant Story