The Ed Posh Scholarship Award has just been

increased by 60%

to $4,000 per student per year (up from $2,500 per year).


About the Ed Posh Scholarship Fund

The Ed Posh Scholarship Fund was founded in December of 1995. The purpose of the Scholarship fund is to financially assist local area youth in attending college or career training. Initially, money was raised through a special fundraising drive in 1996 and then subsequently, through the first Annual Ed Posh Scholarship Shootout golf event. The immediate goal of the fund is to award at least four renewable scholarships each year. In 2007, it awarded four (4) new $2,500 scholarships, which are renewable for up to four years and have a potential value of $10,000 over a student's four-year course of education. During 2007 there were 16 scholars in school, who will collectively receive $40,000 in assistance. To date, the fund has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships and there are 46 Posh Scholar graduates. The long-term goal of the fund is to continue to raise funds until the fund becomes a self-sustaining endowment covering all future awards and allowing for an increase in the annual scholarship amount. Since 1995, contributions have helped grow the fund to just over $500,000.

The Ed Posh Scholarship Fund is a non-for-profit corporation with tax-exempt status created under the 501(c)(3) section of the IRS code and procedures. Click here to download our IRS Form 990 (PDF)

The Man Behind The Mission

Ed Posh

Ed Posh became the first Head Golf Professional at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn when it opened in 1967 as a municipal golf course. Through the years, Posh created an environment for golfers of all levels at a place where they could participate in social and competitive events that were typically offered only at private country clubs. Posh, known for working without a sick day or vacations, became known as the Ambassador for the Village Links due to his ongoing efforts to cultivate relationships with the Village Links golfers, his hard work in establishing various golf events, his endless generosity with the course customers and especially his attention to junior golfers. In 1968, Posh started the first annual Village Links Junior Championship. He later devised an innovative Junior Golf Program, helping hundreds of young students each year learn the game. His hard work and his genuine love of golf and its followers, have helped turn the Village Links into an elite municipal golf course that attracts avid players from all walks of life. When Posh retired in 1995, the Ed Posh Scholarship Fund was created to honor his many contributions.