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Evans Scholars Foundation Awards Caddie Scholarships

By |  April 27, 2012

The Evans Scholars Foundation has awarded 230 full housing and tuition college scholarships to caddies across the country. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 over four years. Recipients were selected based on their strong caddie record; excellent academics; financial need; and outstanding character. Many scholarship recipients are attending one of the 14 universities where the Foundation owns and operates a scholarship house.

Recipients were chosen 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 among the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs.

“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, 825 caddies are enrolled in college as Evans Scholars. More than 9,400 caddies have graduated since the program was founded by Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 45,000 golfers across the country who are members of the WGA Evans Scholars Par Club. Evans Scholars alumni donate more than $4 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship are donated to Evans Scholars.

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