Professional Golf Turf Management School Alumni Association:
Support Rutgers Turf Management Scholarship Fund

Dear Turf Alumnus,

Please take a minute of your time to reflect on where your education at the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School has led you. I have found in speaking with fellow alumni that their resumes listing our Professional Golf Turf Management School command attention and respect because golf courses world-wide have learned that our academic standards are second to none. Yet, our current students still face the financial challenges that many of our alumni experienced once deciding to pursue the substantial goal of investing in a future through the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School. The tuition, housing, and food costs are overwhelming, as well as evaluating lost time in the workforce. Although only 20 short weeks, the program remains financially unobtainable for many.

Supporting Future Leaders of the Turf Industry

That's why we need your help. Your support of our students through our newly revised scholarship donation program can give our students the financial care they need to accomplish their goal. Allowing us to award scholarships helps reinforce their commitment to their education here and motivates them to continue. As an alumnus, you can attest to the fact that the education and contacts made as a student here at Rutgers has made a tremendous difference in your professional careers and lives. We want others to know that same success and pride.

About Rutgers Turf Scholarship Program

You can choose to give any amount and 100% of your donation will be put toward student tuition costs. Scholarships are given in $500 increments to second year students based on their academics and financial need. For every 10 alumni who provide a $50 gift, we can award one more student scholarship.

How to Donate

We ask that you please send your tax-deductible donation either online or by check. You will receive a tax-receipt from the Rutgers University Foundation, the 501(c)3 for the university.

Donate Online to Rutgers Turf Scholarship Fund Donate by Check to Rutgers Turf Scholarship Fund

Stay Connected to the #RUTurf Network

We continue to be amazed at the accomplishments of our alumni at courses and in companies around the world. It is also important to recognize that by sending us the best people in your workforce and referring interested applicants to our program, you are supporting the future of your industry. Know we are here to support you in every way possible. Our alumni network stretches across the country and the world and your fellow alumni are one of your greatest assets. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Best wishes for your continuing success.


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Thom Ritchie, Class of 1976
Executive Director, Rutgers Turfgrass Alumni Association


If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please contact:
Laura Boyd