Evans Scholarship finalists interviewed at Pine Lake Country Club

GLENVIEW, Ill.  Twenty students from the state of Michigan have been awarded the Evans Scholarship – a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies – following a final selection meeting interview at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, on Jan. 9.

They will begin college this fall as Evans Scholars, with most expected to attend the University of Michigan or Michigan State 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 59 at Michigan and 87 at Michigan State – 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

Luke Deighan


Oakland Hills CC

Ernest W. Seaholm HS

Mustafa Hamadah

Bloomfield Hills

Bloomfield Hills CC

Bloomfield Hills HS

Nilah Hughes


Meadowbrook CC

Inter-City Baptist School

Liliana Chaney

Commerce Township

Oakland Hills CC

Pontiac HS

Grayson Johnson


Plum Hollow CC

University of Detroit Jesuit HS

Lillee-Ann Jacobs


Warwick Hills Golf & CC

Luke M Powers Catholic HS

Andrew Blood


CC of Jackson

Jackson HS

Ryan Winter


CC of Lansing


Dane Benner

Lathrup Village

Red Run Golf Club

Berkley HS

Nathan Lee


Bloomfield Hills CC

Detroit Country Day School

Mia Hamdan


Meadowbrook CC

Novi HS

Sebastian Alvarado-Ruiz


Oakland Hills CC

Pontiac HS

Rene Belmares


Oakland Hills CC

Pontiac HS

Hector Herrera


Oakland Hills CC

Pontiac HS

Marco Martinez


Oakland Hills CC

Pontiac HS

Mohamed Erreghaoui


Bloomfield Hills CC

Berkley HS

Payden Pittman

Spring Lake

Wuskowhan Players Club

Grand Haven HS

Sara Linsdeau

St. Clair Shores

CC of Detroit

Lakeview HS

Kevin Myrtollari


Bloomfield Hills CC

Athens HS

Emanuel Rodriguez

West Bloomfield

Oakland Hills CC

Pontiac HS