The TCJGA has given over $325,000 in scholarships since the program began in 1994. It started with a donation of $25,000 given to our scholarship fund from the estate of Charlie and Thelma Ireland. This, along with funds raised at a yearly Golf Outing, allow the association to give scholarships to members who qualify*. In addition, the Bob and Judy Lober Scholarship Program was established in 1994, the Jonkhoff Family Scholarship in 2007 and the Newhouse Family Scholarship in 2018.

In 2019, in addition to general TCJGA scholarships, memorial scholarships will be given in the names of:

  • Art Keillor
  • Bob Robinson
  • Bruce Keillor
  • David Bump
  • Larry R. Kinney
  • Herb Domres
  • Mike Teter
  • Scott C. Cook
  • Stefan Schofield
  • Steve White

For more information about the TCJGA Scholarship Program contact our office at (231) 935-GOLF or email

Beginning in 2014: *Qualified members are graduating high school seniors or a current college students who have been active participating members of the TCJGA for four or more years. An active member participates in tournaments each year and contributes within other TCJGA activities throughout the year.

See 2019 TCJGA Scholarship Recepients below.


Award Recipient Hometown College
Art Keillor Memorial Scholarship
Will Newbold Frankfort High School Michigan State University
Bob and Judy Lober Scholarship
Tyler Gillings Traverse City West Michigan State University
Bob Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Emlin Munch Traverse City Central Hope College
Bruce Keillor Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Smith Suttons Bay Ferris State University
David Bump Family Scholarship
Joey Hunter Traverse City West University of Houston - Victoria
Larry R. Kinney Memorial Scholarship
Austin Schultz Traverse City Central Northern Michigan University
Mike Teter Memorial Scholarship
Hunter Kehoe Traverse City West St. Mary's (IN)
Newhouse Family Scholarship
Anna Burley Traverse City West Northwestern Michigan College
Scott & Sue Cook Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Bliss Traverse City St. Francis University of Iowa
Stefan Schofield Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Hursey Suttons Bay Ferris State University
Steve White Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Hopkins Traverse City St. Francis St. Mary's (IN)