Evans Scholarship finalists interviewed at Moraine Country Club

GLENVIEW, Ill.  Seventeen students from the state of Ohio have been awarded the Evans Scholarship – a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies – following a final selection meeting interview held at Moraine Country Club in Dayton, Ohio, on Jan. 11.

They will begin college this fall as Evans Scholars, with most expected to attend The Ohio State University or Miami University. Decisions on awarded schools will be finalized by March 15. The Evans Scholarship is valued at more than $125,000 over four years. Winners are listed below.

The Western Golf Association (WGA), headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. Known as one of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

To qualify for the Evans Scholarship, each student must meet the Program’s four selection criteria and show a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

Currently, a record 1,130 caddies are enrolled at 24 universities nationwide – including 66 at Ohio State and 80 at Miami University – as Evans Scholars. More than 12,040 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the Program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. in 1930.

“We are thrilled to welcome this new group of student caddies to the Evans Scholars family,” said WGA Chairman Steve Colnitis. “Their dedication in the classroom, on the golf course and in their communities represents what our Program has been about since 1930.”

Selection meeting interviews for Evans Scholar finalists will continue nationwide through spring. When the 2023-24 selection meeting process is complete, an estimated 340 caddies from across the country are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

Funds for the Scholarship come mostly from contributions by more than 36,000 golfers across the country, who belong to the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $15 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the penultimate PGA TOUR Playoff event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, benefit the Program. In 2024, the BMW Championship will be held from Aug. 20-25 at Castle Pines Golf Club in the Denver area.





Sponsoring Club


High School

Chloe Foster




Fairlawn CC


Archbishop Hoban HS

Annamarie Loy




Elyria CC


Marion L Steele HS

Aunist Hope




Maketewah CC


DePaul Cristo Rey HS

Margo Wilson




Maketewah CC


Walnut Hills HS

Vincent Roark


Cleveland Heights


Canterbury Golf Club


Saint Ignatius HS

Alex Fabro




Scioto CC


Saint Charles Prep

Mary Haley




Moraine CC


Centerville HS

Christopher Marquard


Fairview Park


Westwood CC


Saint Edward HS

Molly Beegle




Canterbury Golf Club


Hudson HS

Cora Fiscus




Moraine CC


Kettering Fairmont HS

Lily Wittman




Moraine CC


Archbishop Carroll HS

Collin Carroll




Sylvania CC


Saint John's Jesuit HS

Ava Duffee




Moraine CC


Miamisburg HS

Morgan Szozda




Inverness Club


Notre Dame Academy

Kiera Lang




Inverness Club


Saint Ursula Academy

Samuel Just




Sylvania CC


Whitmer HS

Theresa Lazanich




Canterbury Golf Club


Lake Catholic HS