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PGA Golf Management Admission Criteria

All PGA Golf Management admission materials will be reviewed as they are received. Eastern Kentucky University recommends that interested applicants visit campus and meet with the PGA GM staff prior to attending.

In addition to applying to Eastern Kentucky University, students wishing to enroll in the PGA Golf Management Program must complete the three items to be accepted:

  1. Submit the EKU PGA Golf Management Application - Download form to your computer and edit the document: CLICK HERE.
  2. Have a golf handicap of twelve (12) or lower. This may be verified by submitting a USGA Handicap Card OR Handicap verification form signed by a PGA Member or Golf Coach (PDF form) - Download form to your computer and edit the document: CLICK HERE.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from a PGA Professional or Golf Coach that can be sent by email to ross.lingenfelder@eku.edu or mailed to our office.

Transfer Students (PGA Golf Management)

PGM staff will tailor a plan based on where you are in your academic career. Students wishing to transfer to the EKU's PGA Golf Management program must meet the above admission requirements. A student admitted to the PGA Golf Management program may transfer up to 64 credit hours and will be placed into the freshman cohort group. A student transferring from another PGA Golf Management program will remain in the same cohort in which they were enrolled at their previous college or university.

International Students

International students are eligible to complete all PGA PGM requirements and apply for PGA of America Membership upon successfully graduating from an accredited PGA Golf Management University Program.  To be eligible for membership, an individual must meet all application and Bylaw requirements for election.

Opal & Kermit Patterson Scholarship

Patterson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

History
The Patterson Scholarship was established in 1997 by Kermit and Opal Patterson, who both previously taught at Eastern Kentucky University, Kermit, specifically, in the School of Business.  The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in areas of study including—General Business (e.g., Corporate Communications and Technology; General Business, Global Supply Chain, International Business), Management (e.g., Human Resource Management, Management), and/or Marketing (e.g., Professional Golf Management, Marketing, Marketing Research and Analytics, Music Marketing).

All applications are carefully reviewed by faculty serving on the Patterson Scholarship Committee.  Minimum application qualifications include—a competitive ACT composite score, a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA, and evidence of leadership activities.  Also considered will be the applicant's formal letter of application, professional resume, letters of recommendation, and transcript.  Selected Patterson Scholars will represent the College of Business in formal and informal settings at all times and they will engage in professional development activities.

Selection Criteria
First-time applicants (current EKU students, high school seniors, and transfer students) must satisfy the following criteria: 

  • Student must declare a major in an area of Management, Marketing, or General Business.
  • Student must have a minimum university GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Incoming freshman must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must have attained competitive ACT composite score.
  • Student must show evidence of leadership activities.

Renewal Criteria

  • Student must continue to be a declared major in Management, Marketing, or General Business.
  • Student must maintain a minimum university GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must show evidence of leadership activities.

Steps to Apply

First-time applicants:

  • Submit an official copy of your transcript, complete through the fall semester of your senior year of high school.  Transfer students must submit an official copy of their current transcript.
  • Submit a formal letter stating your reasons for wanting to attend EKU and major in Management, Marketing, or General Business.  This letter should include any information not specified in your resume that you would like the Committee to know about you.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from such people as your principal, guidance counselor, teacher, or employer.
  • Submit a resume highlighting high school or university activities, as well as work-related activities.  Evidence of leadership should be emphasized.

Applicants for renewal:

  • Submit a formal letter describing your progress in your area of study, the career path you hope to follow with such a degree, and evidence of leadership abilities that distinguish you from your peers.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from such people as a faculty member, advisor, or employer.
  • Submit a resume highlighting high school or university activities, as well as work-related activities.  Evidence of leadership should be emphasized.

All application materials must be uploaded via scholarships.eku.edu no later than March 1 for the next academic year.  Late applications will be considered only if funds allow.  Questions regarding the Patterson Scholarship should be directed to Tyler Caviness, Chair of Patterson Scholarship Committee at 859-622-4976 or tyler.caviness@eku.edu

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