Students will begin college this fall as Evans Scholars

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Twenty-one students from the state of Wisconsin have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a prestigious full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following an online selection interview held Dec. 15.

Each caddie has a unique story, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character.

They will begin college in the fall of 2021 as Evans Scholars, with most attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. Below is a complete list of winners.

“Each of these deserving young students epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman Kevin Buggy. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The selection meeting held via Zoom was one of more than 20 such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation is holding virtually across the country through the spring. When the 2020-21 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 300 caddies nationwide are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

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

Currently, a record 1,045 caddies are enrolled in 19 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 11,320 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“These young students all have shown excellence in the classroom and in their communities, as well as on the golf course,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 32,500 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program.

Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $15 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation. In 2021, the BMW Championship will be held at Caves Valley Golf Club from Aug. 23-29.





Sponsoring Club

Jonathan Gary

Brown Deer

Marquette University High School

Ozaukee Country Club

Jennifer Her

Brown Deer

Brown Deer High School

Milwaukee Country Club

Ayokunnumi Ogunbowale

Brown Deer

Brown Deer High School

Milwaukee Country Club

Annaliese Wedward*

Brown Deer

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School

Milwaukee Country Club

Tanner Lallensack


Sheboygan North High School

Pine Hills Country Club

Josiah DuBois


Clinton High School

Beloit Club

Tess Gillingham


Big Foot High School

Big Foot Country Club

Anthony Huerta-Fonseca*


Elkhorn Area High School

Lake Geneva Country Club

Sophia Scolman


Grafton High School

The University Club of Milwaukee

Abigail Gibson



Nakoma Golf Club

Katelyn Trowbridge


Stevens Point High School

Sand Valley Golf Resort

Kyrie Patterson

Mount Pleasant

Shoreland Lutheran High School

Meadowbrook Country Club

Carson Parks

Port Edwards

John Edwards High School

Sand Valley Golf Resort

Riley Gall


Racine Lutheran High School

Racine Country Club

Owen Multer

Sheboygan Falls

Kohler High School

Pine Hills Country Club

Brock Luedtke

Union Grove

Union Grove High School

Racine Country Club

Charles White


Badger High School

Big Foot Country Club

Jacob Warren


Waukesha North High School

Legend at Merrill Hills

Tyler Buechs

West Allis

Nathan Hale High School

Blue Mound Golf & Country Club

Christian Johnson


Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School

Wausau Country Club

Kaleb Anderson

Wisconsin Rapids

Lincoln High School

Sand Valley Golf Resort


*Awarded to Marquette University

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