Scholarship Program

The applicaiton process for the 2023 Jim Gibson Scholarship and PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary is now open! Members looking to apply can use the links below to complete the applicable documentation. We encourage members to complete and submit their forms and supporting documentation via email to . Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2023.

Jim Gibson Scholarship: CLICK HERE

PGA of BC Community Bursary: CLICK HERE

Each year, the PGA of Canada awards scholarships to help further academic achievements. Scholarships are available to members and their children and grandchildren. Additionally, the PGA of British Columbia is pleased to offer the following scholarship/bursary programs to deserving candidates of our Zone:


In honour of the late Jim Gibson, the PGA of BC is proud to affer an Award in tribute to the commitment and dedication of the longtime Association ambassador. The award will be given annually to a PGA of BC member that best exemplifies volunteerism and demonstrates dedication to furthering their education to benefit others in a community.

2022 Recipient: 
Alec Hubert, Kamloops Golf & Country Club

Having been appointed Executive Professional and General Manager of Kamloops G&CC in 2019, Alec had dedicated himself this year to earning the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM) status with the Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC). In January of this year, he attended and completed the 2022 CMAC BMI: GM/COO course through Ryerson University which featured 5 days of courses at 7 hours each day, plus applicable case study work. The $1,000 from this scholarship will help achieve his goal of attaining CCM designation over his 3-4 year journey.

Past Recipients: 

2021 - Robert Clarke
2020 - Jennifer Greggain
2019 - Jared Siminoff
2018 - David Stashuk
2017 - Connor Taiji
2016 - Greg Pool
2015 - Derek Whipple
2014 - Casey Johnson
2013 - Matthew Palsenbarg


The PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary is awarded to an individual or member facility within the Association demonstrating an extraordinary desire and passion to make a significant difference in the lives of those around them, and in doing so, sets an example of “giving back” that all PGA of BC members can be proud of.

2022 Recipient: 
Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club

In a small community, the Sunshine Coast G&CC has been operating a successful junior golf program through an initiative called Learn to Play. As a result of their continued success, the program has grown its junior memberships from 47 in 2021 to 91 in 2022. Learn to Play has been a proven way for kids to learn golf skills, life skills, rules, and etiquette, and is led primarily by PGA of Canada members Jim Pringle, Bill McDonough, and Rhona Law in addition to Club member Jesse Janzen.

The program makes golf an affordable, accessible activity for local kids and families. The cost to participate is only $200 and includes unlimited golf, entrance into a clinic series and properly-sized equipment on loan for the season. The program has also drawn many parents of kids enrolled to pick up the game for the first time. For more information on this program, please click here.

Past Recipients: 

2021 - Larry Ramstad
2020 - Kyla Inaba
2019 - Myles Johnson
2018 - Revelstoke Golf Club
2017 - Winston Michell
2016 - Clay Stothers
2015 - Jesse Crowe
2014 - Jeff Palmer
2013 - James Presnail



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