About The McDonough Scholarship Foundation
The Richard D. McDonough Caddie Scholarship Foundation was established in 1955 to award college scholarships to caddies who worked at New Hampshire golf clubs. In its first year of operation, the Foundation granted two scholarships totaling $1,000. The Foundation expanded its mission to aid young people to include any employee, male or female, of a New Hampshire golf course and changed its name to the Richard D. McDonough Golf Scholarship Foundation.
We are a volunteer organization whose sole mission is to solicit monies on an annual basis for the purpose of awarding college scholarships to young men and women employed at New Hampshire golf courses and are attending colleges and universities of their choice. Scholar candidates should demonstrate the promise of academic success, as well as require financial assistance. Once awarded, a McDonough Scholarship may be renewed each year for a total of four years. Annual grants are renewable, upon application, depending upon maintenance of academic standards and the continued need for financial aid. New applicants and previous recipients are interviewed each year by a member of the Board of Directors.
The McDonough Foundation recently awarded over $117,800 in scholarship grants, for the academic year 2020-21 to 92 young men and women employed at 27 New Hampshire golf courses who are currently attending 46 colleges and universities. With these most recent grants, the Foundation has now awarded a total of $2,873,310 since the inception of the scholarship program.
The Foundation’s greatest source of revenue is generated by the Club Support Program (formerly Club Bag Tag Program) with contributions from clubs and golf courses across the state. The annual McDonough Tournament held at the end of summer also generates substantial revenue. Outstanding financial support is also provided by individuals, corporate, and foundation donations, alumni contributions, and very generous support provided by: