Burke Fund Extends Application Deadline to May 15

The John P. Burke Memorial Fund, also known as, The Burke Fund, has made the decision to extend the application deadline to May 15 due to the coronavirus. 

The Burke Fund is one of the oldest golf scholarship funds in the country, providing financial aid to students who have worked in the industry. 

“Due to the current world situation, The Burke Fund has decided to extend the application deadline by two weeks to May 15th!  Please let anyone who is applying or anyone who wishes to apply know of this extended deadline,” writes the Burke Fund in a Facebook post. 

Those interested or who have questions are asked to reach out to Executive Director Amanda Parker at aparker@burkefund.org. 

Burke Fund Exec. Director Amanda Parker. PHOTO: LinkedIn

About The Burke Fund

Established in 1946 and named after John Burke, a Newport resident and talented golfer whose career was cut short by WWII, the Burke Fund is one of the oldest golf scholarship programs in the country.

It assists qualified students who have worked for at least two years in the direct service of members of a Rhode Island Golf Association affiliated club – who must nominate applicants – by providing need-based aid ranging from $750 to $4,000 a year for up to four years at an accredited college or university.

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