Marge Burns Grant Info & Application

The Marge Burns Education Grant for LPGA Professionals is awarded to LPGA Professionals to assist with expenses of attending LPGA Certification Programs.  Established with a bequest from Marge Burns, the grant recognizes the importance of LPGA Certification for LPGA Professionals.

A native of North Carolina, Marge Burns graduated from the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) in 1946.  Her first love was always golf, and she went on to achieve an unprecedented record of ten North Carolina State Amateur titles, and was honored five times by sportswriters as the Carolinas Outstanding Amateur Woman Athlete.  A dedicated teaching professional, Ms. Burns served as president of the Southeast Section, was a National Evaluator, selected as National Teacher of the Year in 1976, and attained her Master Professional status in 1994.  Other honors include inductions into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the UNCG Sports Hall of Fame and the Guilford County (NC) Sports Hall of Fame.  UNCG honored Ms. Burns in 1991 with its Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2004, she was awarded the Ellen Griffin Rolex Award, the LPGA’s most prestigious teaching award.  The Marge Burns Education Grant for LPGA Professionals reflects Marge’s passion for golf and her love of teaching, and was established to inspire others to take advantage of lifelong educational opportunities.

 “After all, young people are the future of our game. It is our obligation as educators to foster this. And you know, golf is who I am and what I do.”


  • The LPGA Foundation will administer The Marge Burns Education Grant.
  • Approved Applicants, Apprentice, and Class B Members are eligible for the Teacher Education Program and Testing grants.
  • Up to ten (10) grants may be awarded annually to Approved Applicants, Apprentice, or Class B members for Education.
  • Additional funds from other individuals/organizations may also support the Fund. Funds are typically paid to third parties.


    • The grant applicant must be an LPGA Professionals member in good standing or an Approved Applicant who has paid the Application Fee. Applicants do not have to complete all requirements of the application to apply.
    • Applicant must demonstrate financial need. We ask that you provide details about the reason you are requesting assistance.
    • Applicant must submit a completed grant application.
    • An Applicant who is approved for a grant may apply for the grant again in the future if they demonstrate financial need. To be eligible for a second grant the Applicant must fully complete the Application for membership and join as an Apprentice member of the LPGA prior to applying for an additional grant.


    There will be three grant periods per year. Grant period deadline dates:

      • March 1, 2021
      • June 1, 2021
      • September 1, 2021



    The Marge Burns Education Grant for LPGA Professionals
    The LPGA Foundation
    100 International Golf Drive
    Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1082