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Endowed Scholarships

The J. Wood Platt Endowment Program solicits contributions from individuals who wish to make an impact above and beyond the regular levels of giving. A fully-funded endowment requires a minimum gift of $50,000 and normally stipulates that the gift goes toward a caddie who attends a particular school or works at a particular club. The Endowment Program has grown exponentially in recent years. Since 2013 the program has grown from six named endowed scholarships, to 43.

The Robert M. Aiken, Jr, Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who either works at St. Davids Golf Club or who attends the University of Pennsylvania.

 

The Frederick W. Anton III Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of Anton, who passed away in 2017, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who either works at Rolling Green Golf Club or Stonewall, or who attends Penn State University or Villanova University.

 

The Michael Bamberger Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of the longtime golf writer and reporter, this endowment is awarded to a high-performing caddie with a displayed financial need.

 

The BMW Endowed Scholarship

Established by the official automotive partner of GAP, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends Penn State University as a Platt Evans Scholar.

 

The Bogemyr Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie selected by the Executive Committee of the GAP.

 

The Boyce/DePaul Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of two former PGA TOUR caddies with deep Philadelphia roots – Michael Boyce and Nick DePaul – this endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends either Penn State University, St. Joseph’s University, or Villanova University.

 

The Boyce Family Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.

 

The Michael Brown Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Friends of Michael Brown, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends Temple University.

 

The Charles & Barbara Close Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie at Cedarbrook Country Club.

 

The James Coleman Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Friends of James Coleman, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at Rolling Green Golf Club.

 

The Frank & Margery Cooper Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie working at either Merion Golf Club or Stonewall.

 

The Darling Family Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who either works at the Union League at Torresdale or resides in a city.

 

The James C. Davis Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie working at Aronimink Golf Club.

 

The Jimmy Dunne Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Friends of Jimmy Dunne, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends the University of Notre Dame.

The Dunne Manning Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at Saucon Valley Country Club.

 

The Tom Fazio Endowed Scholarship

Established by the membership at Pine Valley in honor of one of golf’s leading architects, a Philadelphia-area native, this endowment goes to a caddie who seeks to enter the golf business upon graduation and shows a financial need.

 

GAP Presidents Endowed Scholarship

Established and funded by those who have served as President of GAP, this endowment goes to the Platt Scholar with the highest grade-point average in the senior class.

 

 The Dr. David M. Junkin Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of the longtime Chairman of the J. Wood Platt Board of Trustees, the endowment is awarded to a recipient chosen by the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust.

 

The Arthur J. Kania Endowed Scholarship

This endowment goes to a caddie who attends Villanova University or the University of Scranton, or who works at Overbrook Golf Club or Pine Valley Golf Club.

 

The Brian P. Kelly Endowed Scholarship

Established by the longtime J. Wood Platt Trustee, this endowment goes to a caddie who works at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.

 

The Kevin P. Kelly Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends one of the City 6 Universities (Drexel, La Salle, Penn, St. Joseph’s, Temple, Villanova).

 

The Bill & Judi Leonard Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at Stonewall.

 

The Sam & Dena Lombardo/The Benecon Group Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie from either Bent Creek Country Club, Lancaster Country Club, or Stonewall.

The Jeffrey & Krista Mitzak Endowed Scholarship

Established by a Platt Alumnus, this endowment is awarded to a caddie working at either Metedeconk National Golf Club, Philadelphia Cricket Club, or Stonewall.

 

The Jerry Moskowitz Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of the longtime Bala Golf Club member, this endowment is awarded to a caddie attending the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s University, or Villanova University.

 

The Osborne Rohrbaugh Family Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is presented to a caddie majoring in Engineering and/or from Huntingdon Valley Country Club.

 

The Nate Oxman Endowed Scholarship

Parameters TBA

 

The Mark E. Peterson Endowed Scholarship

Established in honor of the longtime Executive Director of the GAP, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who participates in college athletics or has an interest in sports administration.

The Donald R. Phillips Endowed Scholarship

Established in Phillips’ memory by his children, the endowment is given to a caddie who works at either Lancaster Country Club or Lehigh Country Club.

 

The John E. Poole Endowed Scholarship

Established by members at Chester Valley Golf Club in honor of their longtime golf professional, the endowment is awarded to a Chester Valley caddie.

 

The Leon Prince Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a high-performing business major.

 

The Sam Reeves Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie of high character who shows great leadership.

 

The Patrick F. Ryan Endowed Scholarship

Established in his memory by friends and family, this endowment is given to a caddie who works at either Gulph Mills Golf Club or Waynesborough Country Club.

 

The Sawin Family Endowed Scholarship

This endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends either Georgetown University, Princeton University, or Williams College, or who majors in Education.

 

Edward Slevin Endowed Scholarship

Established by the Friends of Edward Slevin, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at Pine Valley Golf Club.

 

The W. Scott Smith Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of the past Club President at Merion Golf Club, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who either works at Merion or who attends college at Syracuse University.

The Jerry Tarde Endowed Scholarship

Created to honor the longtime editor of Golf Digest, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who intends to work in the healthcare, medical, biology or environmental science fields upon graduation.

 

The Vince Walls Endowed Scholarship

Established by a Platt Alumnus, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends either American University, James Madison University, La Salle University or Villanova University.

 

The William T. Walsh Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of the past GAP President, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at Philadelphia Country Club.

 

The Jonathan Pierpont Warner Endowed Scholarship

Established by a past Chairman of the Trust, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who works at either Aronimink Golf Club, Merion Golf Club, or Saucon Valley Country Club.

 

The John F. White Endowed Scholarship

Parameters TBA

 

The Chuck Will Endowed Scholarship

Established in memory of the longtime CBS sports executive, this endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends Rutgers University.

The Platt is always receptive to those wishing to create an endowment. For more information, contact Lindsay Myers, the Platt Scholarship Director of Development, at 610-687-2340 or via email at lmyers@plattscholar.org.