Posted on Feb 22, 2017 |



The Walter J. Travis Society, Inc, awards The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship annually to recognize the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf.  In his pioneering career, he was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist.  We encourage applicants to learn more about the man in whose honor this scholarship has been established.  Go to or

The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions:

  • landscape design/golf course architecture
  • golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent
  • professional golf management, club professional
  • sports journalism with a special interest in golf

In addition, student golfers, with excellent records in competition, are invited to apply for our scholarships.  Applicants in the Amateur Golfer category are not restricted to any particular college program or career goal.

Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be entering or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, at an accredited two- or four-year college/university.

The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants:

  • Academic record
  • Involvement in golf-related interests and activities
  • Career goals (Not applicable for amateur golfer applicants)
  • Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations; participation in sports and community affairs; jobs held; special interests, and hobbies
  • Golf competition record, for those in the Amateur Golfer category.

Award:  A minimum of $1,000

Number of Awards:  Four, at-large, and One reserved for a student connected to a Travis Society Member Club.

Awards renewal:  Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of the student's professors, and evidence of maintaining a 3.00 GPA, or higher.

Awards use:  This scholarship may be used for any educational expense.

Application procedures:  The application form is available at:   Send fully completed applications to: Walter J. Travis Society, 24 Sandstone Drive, Rochester, NY 14616, or, via email, to [email protected]


Please call Scholarship Chairman, Ed Homsey, if you have any questions:  585-663-6120