The Golf Journalists Association of Canada and Freedom 55 Financial have bestowed a deserving journalism student with the Freedom 55 Financial GJAC Journalism Scholarship since 2015.
Part of GJAC’s mandate is to promote golf journalism in Canada and recognize excellence in Canadian golf journalism. The scholarship was established as a way to encourage excellence in sports writing by student journalists across the country.
The winner receives $2,000 and is invited to attend the annual Writing and Photography Awards during the week of the RBC Canadian Open.
Since 2016, GJAC along with Mackenzie Investments have awarded a deserving player with the Mackenzie Investments-Golf Journalists of Canada Player Bursary. The cash prize of $3,000 is bestowed on a golfer, after a vote of the membership, who exhibits strong play on the course, but also excellent character off the course and has shown they are deserving of financial support.
The bursary alternates between members of the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and the Symetra Tour.