Augusta National Creates Scholarships and Funds New Women’s Golf Program at Paine College

Historically Black Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, and the Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament, one of professional golf’s four majors, have entered into a partnership that will set up an endowed scholarship fund named for Lee Elder, the first African American to compete in the Masters Tournament in 1975.

The partnership will also fund the creation of a women’s golf program at Paine College. Two scholarships will be awarded annually, one each to a student athlete who competes on the men’s and women’s golf team.

“Augusta National Golf Club has been a supporter of Paine College for many years, and we are excited to build an even closer relationship through the game of golf,” said Cheryl Evans Jones, President of Paine College. “The endowed Lee Elder Scholarships and creation of a women’s golf program are now a permanent example of the club’s investment in our institution and will open doors for our students for years to come. We appreciate receiving this support and recognition and look forward to working with Augusta National on initiatives that will positively impact everyone affiliated with Paine College.”

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