Arnold Palmer and Jerry Rich Scholarship


The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation and the Rich Foundation have created the Arnold Palmer and Jerry Rich Scholarship in honor of the Arnold Palmer Cup being held at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in June of 2021. This scholarship program was established to further Mr. Palmer and Mr. Rich’s mission of growing the game and will help young caddies, within the state of Illinois, further their education goals.

Scholarships will be awarded to two male and two female Illinois high school seniors who plan to attend an Illinois accredited university. Scholarship amount per student is $5,000 for one year, and is not renewable.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be an Illinois resident
  • Regularly and successfully caddie at their golf club for at least two seasons
  • Be a high school senior, graduating by June of 2024
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be accepted/enrolled in an accredited Illinois state college or university
  • Demonstrate excellent character, leadership, responsibility, and academic achievement

Applications and supporting documents must be received by April 1, 2024. Anything received after this date will not be considered. Finalists will be required to attend an in-person interview with members of the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at (630) 466-0913 or