Tim Rosaforte has left a lasting legacy and impact on the golf industry. Known as "golf's original insider", Rosaforte was one of the first journalists to make the transition from print to network television. Now, his alma mater is honoring his legacy in a meaningful way.
Rosaforte’s journalism career began with the former Tampa Times in 1977 and has not slowed down since. He authored five books, covered 147 major championships and 17 Ryder Cups, and won more than 40 writing awards including a GWAA “Grand Slam” for first-place magazine coverage in features, columns, event coverage and special projects. In 2020, he became only the 12th person ever to award honorary PGA of America Membership.
After being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers in 2019, Rosaforte decided to retire after a career that spanned four decades. As a means to pay tribute to Tim's career and life, the University of Rhode Island, from which he graduated with a degree in journalism in 1977, has established a scholarship in his name.
The Tim Rosaforte III ’77 Endowed Scholarship in Neuroscience will support students in the school's newly launched Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP). This program "develops researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs. It allows students to work with faculty exploring interventions for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, ALS, ADHD, communication disorders, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and more."
The endowed scholarship fund is open to contributions from anyone who wishes to support the cause. All contributions will be invested with the URI endowment to grow over time, with a percentage going to the designated purpose each year in perpetuity.
If you wish to contribute to this scholarship in honor of Tim Rosaforte you may visit the University of Rhode Island's website at urifae.org/rosafortescholarship