The George Benson Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, established in 2009 by the membership of South Hills Country Club to honor their fellow member, as befits his love of golf. The Scholarship is open to deserving Western Pennsylvania Students who are currently a senior at a qualified local high school or attending a 4-year college and have demonstrated a connection to the game of golf through their athletic achievement, academic interest, or employment. In addition, all South Hills Country Club employees and their children are eligible to apply.
The official registration and financial information of the Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement
Gain up to $8,000 Total Towards Your Education
Receive the Scholarship For Up to Four Years
Maintain an Above Average GPA During Your Education
This scholarship is unique in that it is renewable for up to four years or until graduation, whichever is shorter. Students must maintain an above average GPA per term to continue receiving the scholarship. The scholarship’s value is currently up to $2,000 annually with a maximum of $8,000 over 4 years.
George Benson Endowed Named Scholar (caddies only):
In 2022 an endowed scholarship was established by a gift made in perpetuity by the George Benson Scholarship Fund to the Evans Scholarship Foundation. An Evans Scholarship is a prestigious full housing and tuition college grant, offered to golf caddies that qualify, valued at more than $125,000 over four years.
It is recommended that South Hills CC caddies applying for the George Benson Scholarship also apply for the Evans Scholarship at wgaesf.org if they meet the application requirements.
Please Contact Gary Evans for questions on the Scholarship at email@example.com or 412-721-3079