Jim Kane Scholarship

In honor of long standing Board Member Jim Kane, a scholarship has been set up to be awarded annually to up to 3 outstanding High School Senior Participants actively involved with the First Tee – Coachella Valley Program who demonstrates the Leadership Skills they have learned in the program.

Before Jim passed away, he explained “What an incredible honor for (initial donor to the scholarship) Diane Moss to support First Tee kids in this way.  I’m excited to invest in the future of young graduates of our golf and educational programs who have demonstrated the Nine Core Values and have personal goals that translate into becoming great American citizens.”

As a 1960 graduate of West Point, what rang most true to Jim about the First Tee are the Nine Core Values that reminded him so much of “Duty, Honor and Country,” the motto of the military academy.

His lasting goal with this scholarship is to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership skills and will continue to show leadership in their working lives and involvement with local communities.

CLICK HERE to download the Jim Kane Scholarship Application

  If you are interested in continuing to fund this scholarship,  please contact

Executive Director Teal Guion for more information: [email protected] / 760-834-6790