A Life-Changing Opportunity
As the nation's largest scholarship program for caddies, we've helped thousands of hardworking young men and women get to college since 1930. Our Evans Scholars Program addresses the barriers to college graduation faced by students and prepares them for a lifetime of success.
In 1930, the Western Golf Association and celebrated amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. established the Evans Scholars Foundation. The Foundation’s mission was to provide full tuition and college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means.
The first two Evans Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930, and since then, 11,323 outstanding young men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars. This year, there are 1,045 Evans Scholars enrolled at 19 leading universities nationwide.
The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. To qualify, caddies must meet the requirements of having a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
Scholarship applications are accepted at the beginning of an applicant’s senior year of high school, as well as from college freshmen.
We send Evans Scholars to 18 leading universities nationwide. They live and work together in community, with each chapter electing its own officers, running social and service activities and participating in campus programs.
Community living is critical, helping Scholars develop leadership capabilities and strong communication skills. The support system and sense of empowerment fostered in the Scholarship Houses is largely responsible for our Program's 95 percent graduation rate and the tremendous success of our Alumni.