Jo Bob Hille First Tee Scholarship Program

This scholarship was established in 2007 by the Hille Foundation and in partnership with the First Tee of Tulsa to provide an opportunity for a college education to graduating high school senior First Tee of Tulsa participants. Awards of up to $10,000 per student per year for four years are given to use toward a degree from an accredited college or university within the state of Oklahoma.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be active participants in the First Tee of Tulsa program, maintain a high school grade point average of 2.0 or above, and demonstrate strong leadership abilities. The scholarship selection committee will also consider financial need.

For more detailed information regarding the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship please contact the First Tee of Tulsa.

(918) 591-4168 or www.firstteetulsa.org

Current Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship Recipients

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Andrew Brill

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.

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Gabriel Sanches

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. Gabriel is an active and valued participant in the First Tee of Tulsa.  He is attending Oral Roberts University where he is pursuing a degree in Business Management with a minor in Pre-Law and has served as Resident Advisor on campus.

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Navid Majidi

Recipient of the 2016 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Navid graduated from Union High School with a 4.9 GPA.  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. He currently attends the University of Oklahoma while pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Past Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Terran Johnson

Recipient of the 2014 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Terran is a graduate of Booker T. Washington high school where she was part of the International Baccalaureate program. She recently graduated with Cum Laude honors from Oral Roberts University and received a  Bachelors of Science with a focus in Television & Film.  While attending Oral Roberts University, she received the Outstanding Senior award and the Icon award given from the Television & Film Department. She wrote and starred in a feature short film called, “Pursuit.”  Terran is currently employed at UPS.

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Garrett Powders

Garrett was the first recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship in 2008. Garrett graduated from Rogers State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Garrett worked at the Rogers State University radio station while attending college.  Upon graduation he became employed at News Channel 6.  He is currently employed at Tulsa Public Schools as the Web Content Manager.

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Bradley Kershaw

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.

Brad attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with honors in May 2014.  He is a 2018 honors graduate from the University of Colorado Law School and now practices natural resources and public land law and litigation as an associate at a law firm in Boulder, CO.  He primarily practices in the area of water law and represents clients including municipalities, golf courses, and ski resorts.  Brad still plays as much golf as possible, and says, “The First Tee taught me that goals are met through hard work, perseverance, and dedication to purpose.”

Austin Crandall

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 degree in Pharmacology.

Eric Moore

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 currently works as a specialist at Whole Foods Market and is seeking his pilot’s license.