Learn more about the
Jo Bob Hille
First Tee Scholarship
Keys High School Golf Team
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, Applicants must be students who actively participate in the First Tee of Tulsa programs, maintain a high school grade point average of 2.0 or above and demonstrate strong leadership abilities. The scholarship selection committee will also consider the Applicant’s financial need.
For more detailed information regarding the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, including deadlines, application requests and requirements of the scholarship, please contact the First Tee of Tulsa.
(918) 591-4168 or www.firstteetulsa.org
Recipient of the 2018 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Taylor Johnson graduated from Booker T. Washington High School with a 3.8 GPA. She has been a long-time First Tee student and mentor who began the program in 2010 and has achieved the Ace level. She will attend Oklahoma University pursuing a double major in Spanish and Pre-Medical studies.
Andrew graduated from Union High School in 2017 with an extremely impressive 3.917 GPA and a weighted GPA of 4.75. He is the 2017 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship. He is attending Oklahoma State University where he is pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems. Andrew was a faithful and committed participant and volunteer at First Tee of Tulsa. He is certainly on the path to do great things.
Gabriel graduated from Epic Charter School in 2017 with a 3.71 GPA. He is the 2017 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship. He is attending Oral Roberts University where he is pursuing a degree in Government. Gabriel was an active and valued participant in the First Tee of Tulsa. His sister, Melody, is also a recipient of the Jo Bob Hille scholarship through the First Tee of Tulsa.
Recipient of the 2016 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Navid graduated from Union High School with a 4.9 GPA. He will attend Northeastern State University in the Fall and will join the varsity golf team while pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Navid has been involved with the First Tee of Tulsa since 2006 where he obtained Ace Level and represented the First Tee Tulsa at the Pebble Beach Open in 2015.
Recipient of the 2016 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Melody graduated from Epic Charter High school in Tulsa with a 4.07 GPA. She will attend Oral Roberts University in the Fall where she will pursue her degree in Pre-Medicine. Melody has been involved with the First Tee of Tulsa since 2008 where she obtained Ace Level and eagerly volunteered and participated in numerous community service projects.
Recipient of the 2014 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Terran is from Tulsa and attended high school at Booker T. Washington. She was part of the International Baccalaureate program. She is currently enrolled at Oral Roberts University where she is pursuing a degree in Health Sciences for Dentistry and Theater.
Garrett was the initial recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship. He was awarded the scholarship in 2008. Garrett graduated from Rogers State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Communications. Garrett worked at the Rogers State University radio station while attending college and upon graduation became employed at News Channel 6. He currently works in the newsroom as a web content producer.
Recipient of the 2010 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Brad began playing golf at the age of 13. He joined The First Tee of Tulsa in 2003, being named Mentor of the Year in 2008 and Leader of the Year in 2009. He served as a mentor from 2005 to 2010 and is an Ace graduate. He also represented The First Tee of Tulsa in the Wal-Mart First Tee Pebble Beach Open in 2009. While in high school, he was the captain of Owasso’s golf team his junior and senior years and played on the varsity team for three years in high school. Brad says, “The First Tee taught me that goals are met through hard work, perseverance and dedication to purpose.”
Brad graduated Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University in May 2014 with a B.S. degree in Political Science and a minor in History. He is a 2018 University of Colorado Law School graduate. He has currently applied for a license to practice law and will take the bar exam this summer.
Austin is from Sperry, Oklahoma and began attending The First Tee of Tulsa in the spring of 2005. He was the 2011 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship.
His parents James and Kendria Crandall have supported Austin’s love for the game of golf by bringing him to Mohawk Park on a regular basis before he could drive.
While in high school, he played on the Sperry varsity golf team. Austin completed his studies at Tulsa Community College earning Dean’s Honor Roll status each semester. He is a 2018 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Doctorate of Pharmacology. He is currently in the process of taking his boards to become a registered pharmacist.
Eric was the 2013 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship. He was born in Tulsa and graduated from Memorial High School. He was a member of the Memorial golf team and has been a member of The First Tee of Tulsa since 2007. Eric represented Tulsa at The First Tee Skills Academy in Manhattan, Kansas, The First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, California, and at the Future Leaders Forum in Orlando, Florida. He is currently a network administration major at Rogers State University.