GOLF, IL – The Evans Scholars Foundation has awarded 240 full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving golf caddies across the United States. Beginning this fall, most scholarship recipients will attend one of the 14 universities across the country where the Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House. The Evans Scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 over four years.
Evans Scholars are golf caddies who are selected based on four criteria: a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
Recipients were awarded scholarships after individual candidate interviews at selection meetings held throughout the country by the Western Golf Association. The Evans Scholarship Program has been administered by the WGA, headquartered in Golf, Ill., since 1930. It is the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship program.
“These young men and women have excelled in academics and in service to their schools and communities,” said John Kaczkowski, president and CEO of the Western Golf Association. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family and look forward to their continued success as college students.”
“The Evans Scholarship is truly a life-changing opportunity for the deserving young men and women who will now be able to realize their dream of earning a college education,” said Jim Bunch, Chairman of the Western Golf Association.
Currently, 835 caddies are enrolled in college on full Evans Scholarships. More than 9,600 caddies have graduated since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.
Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by more than 26,000 supporters across the country, who are members of the WGA Evans Scholars Par Club. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $6 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to Evans Scholars.
View a full list of the 2013 New Scholars as a PDF or download the list in Excel.