New Scholarship House plans in the works

This year, WGA leaders are continuing their push to expand the Evans Scholars Program in the Pacific Northwest. The goal remains to open the area’s first Scholarship House by 2015 and to make the announcement on the selected university later this spring.

It will be the Foundation’s first new chapter since 1987.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and am excited for Scholars in the Pacific Northwest to soon have the opportunity to experience a crucial component of the Evans Scholarship — Scholarship House living,” said WGA Director Bill Ashenden.

The organization’s expansion efforts are helping to solidify the Evans Scholars Program, which awards Scholarships to caddies from coast to coast, as a national initiative. Nearly 600 Pacific Northwest caddies have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, and almost all have all lived in general campus housing.