High five – in golf and school

First Tee and TruGreen help kids get on the road to college with programs and scholarships.
TruGreen First Tee

TruGreen lawn care provider supports First Tee youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, and their selection of the First Tee college scholarship program class of 2022.

The class features 25 college-bound students as First Tee celebrates 25 years of impact, said the firm.

“We are proud that for the second consecutive year, TruGreen will support well-deserving participants with scholarships through First Tee, as well as provide ongoing mentorship and career development through our associates,” said John Cowles, president and CEO of TruGreen.

Part of TruGreen’s support is to increase access to science-based careers, like agronomy.

Within the class of 2022, said the company, there are three scholars aspiring to pursue careers in plant science or other science-based careers, while other scholars are looking to become physicians, computer scientists and lawyers.

Through the college scholarship program, each of the scholars receives access to professional development workshops, internships and full-time employment placement post-graduation, as well as up to $5,000 for four-years, said TruGreen.

TruGreen, and other corporate partners who stand behind the program and First Tee’s mission, were part of the national selection committee for the Class of 2022.

The process included written applications and interviews that evaluated the participants on academic performance, financial need, First Tee chapter involvement and volunteerism, said the firm.

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Another key factor of the program is pairing each scholar with a dedicated mentor. Throughout their college career, select TruGreen associates will serve as mentors to select scholars and contribute to professional development, educational sessions and real-world applications.

“Congratulations to the First Tee scholars class of 2022! We look forward to supporting the next generation of leaders and changemakers as they prepare for their futures, find opportunities and reach their goals,” said Cowles.

Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida,First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization that is supported by the PGA Tour. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

During 2022, First Tee celebrates its 25th anniversary and of reaching millions of youths through its network of 150 chapters, 10,000 schools and 1,700 youth centers.

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, TruGreen, with its approximately 260 branches in the U.S, and Canada, plus 38 franchise locations, is a lawn care provider offering neighborhoods across the country tailored lawn, tree and shrub care along with protection against mosquitoes and other pests.