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Sara Scholarship 2019

Henry & Sara Sheehan foundation is glad to announce its Sara scholarships for this year 2019.  Sara was a true golfer who possessed a lifelong passion for the game. Whether in good or ill health, she played as much as she could – later in life managing only a few holes at a time.

Woman playing golf on field

The Sara Scholarship was established in 2012 as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award, funded through the Henry & Sara Sheehan foundation, is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion.

The Sara Scholarship awards $2000 per year to be applied towards tuition, books, board, and other expenses.

What You Need To Know About The Sara Scholarship awards 

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Level/Field of Study

The Sara Scholarship is available to high school female senior students who plan to pursue a college degree and who have some involvement with the sport of golf. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Host Nationality

The Sara Scholarship 2019 is hosted in the USA. Check out other scholarships you can apply for in 2019 to study in EuropeAfricaAsiaAmerica, etc.

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Eligible Nationality

The scholarship is open to international students. If you are an international student looking for a scholarship to Study Abroad, you can check out our Study Abroad scholarships available for International students

Scholarship Worth:

$2,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $8,000. Scholarships are to be used toward tuition, books, board, and other college expenses.

To be eligible for renewal, the applicant must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the renewal application
  • Continue her standing as a full-time student (a minimum of 12 course hours per semester) in the same accredited college or university, or transfer to a school of similar standing as a full-time student
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.1 (C+ average) for her first year and a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) for each consecutive year
  • Continue to demonstrate financial need
  • Not incur disciplinary action from the college or university for infractions suggesting a lack of character

Here is the Sara scholarship Renewal form DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Who is eligible to apply for the Sara Scholarship?

To be eligible for the Sara Scholarship, applicants must…

  • Be female
  • Be high school seniors with the intention to graduate at the end of the school year
  • Meet entrance requirements and plan to enroll at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Have a cumulative minimum unweighted GPA (grade point average) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate excellent character and active involvement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion
  • Examples include playing golf as a hobby or as part of a team, working at a golf course, as a caddy or in a pro shop, and any other direct, active engagement with the sport

The application must include These Supporting Documents

  • Completed Sara Scholarship Application form
  • Copy of Official High School Transcript (including Fall semester grades from senior year)
  • Applicant’s personal essay (see section VI of application)
  • Copy of applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR), including the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    • In order to qualify for the Sara Scholarship, you must first file a Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) with the U.S. Department of Education to determine your eligibility for student aid. It is extremely important to do this as soon as possible, as the application takes time to process and deadlines vary from state to state. Once your application is processed, the Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) detailing your eligibility for aid
  • ONE letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor or administrator such as a principal. As an alternative, a letter of recommendation from a local business or professional person is acceptable. Please send only ONE letter of recommendation

How To Apply For The Sara Scholarship 2019

The application can be downloaded from the link below.


The Sara Scholarship

The Henry & Sara Sheehan Foundation

310 N. Kensington Ave.

LaGrange Park, IL. 60526

Sara Scholarships 2019 Deadline:

The completed Sara Scholarship application and all supporting documents (see application checklist above) must be put in the same envelope and postmarked on or before April 30, 2019.



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