“The Canadian Jones Foundation was established
by people who admired the timeless qualities of sportsmanship and
of Bobby Jones and who wanted to further internationalize a memorial
to Bob Jones in Canada.”
In 1989, with the Guidance and support of the U.S. trustees, a Fund
was established in Canada for an exchange between the University
of St. Andrews, Scotland and selected Canadian universities. The
Canadian Jones Foundation was established by people who admired the
qualities of sportsmanship and character of Bobby Jones and who wanted
to further internationalize a memorial to Bob Jones in Canada. The
Jones Foundation operates as a registered charitable organization
under the Canada Income Tax Act and issues tax receipts in January
year for all donations received during the previous year.
Initially, the first student exchange was between Western University, London, Ontario and the University
of St. Andrews, Scotland. Starting in 1996, Queen's
University was added to the program in an exchange with St. Andrews.
Jones scholarships are based on academic ability and personal qualities;
golf skill is not a criterion.
Jones Scholarships are awarded for one year. Students winning the coveted
awards spend a unique year living and studying in Canada or Scotland,
further developing the transatlantic ties that were so important to
"To my generation and to all who remember his
play, he will remain the greatest golfer of all time and it is inconceivable
that in the foreseeable future another will arise to match his record.
By this deportment through life and on the golf course, Jones set
all an example that should never be allowed to die."
British Walker Cup-player, author