The Richard D. McDonough Caddie Scholarship Foundation was established in 1955 to award college scholarships to caddies who worked at New Hampshire golf clubs. In his first year of operation, the Foundation granted two scholarships totaling $1,000. The Foundation expanded its mission to aid young people to include any employee, male or female, of a New Hampshire golf course and changed its name to the Richard D. McDonough Golf Scholarship Foundation.
The McDonough Foundation recently awarded $105,000 in scholarship grants, for academic year 2016-17. Recipients include 59 young men and women employed at 25 New Hampshire golf courses who are currently attending 48 colleges and universities. With these most recent grants the Foundation has now awarded a total of $2,392,210 since the inception of the scholarship program.
The Foundation is fortunate to have financial support, in addition to that received from individual donors, from The New Hampshire Golf Association, the New Hampshire Chapter of the New England PGA, The New Hampshire Senior & Profile Senior Golfers' Associations, The New England Senior Golfers' Association, annual donations from several New Hampshire golf courses and sponsorships in connection with Foundation supported events.