Will begin college as Evans Scholars this fall

Glenview, Ill. – Four students from Las Vegas have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a prestigious full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies.

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

Recipients will begin college as Evans Scholars this fall, attending a leading partner university. The Evans Scholarship is valued at more than $120,000 over four years. Winners are listed below.

“These young men and women are part of an exceptional incoming class of New Scholars from around the nation,” said WGA Chairman Joe Desch. “They represent what the Evans Scholars Program has been about since 1930.”

The Western Golf Association, 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.

Currently, a record 1,070 caddies are enrolled at 21 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 11,500 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

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

These four Evans Scholars are members of the Caddie Academy, a special summer program run by the WGA that provides caddie opportunities to under-resourced high school students. This program offers students a chance to caddie each day, earn money, meet role models and learn valuable life lessons on the golf course. After completing three summers, participants are eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship.

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by nearly 35,000 supporters across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $17 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the penultimate PGA TOUR Playoff event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation. In 2022, the BMW Championship will be held at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, from Aug. 16-21.




High School


Belen Flores

Conway Farms Golf Club

College of Southern Nevada HS

Finalized May 1

Peighton Hazel

Conway Farms Golf Club

Faith Lutheran HS

Northwestern University

Vaea Tangitau

Old Elm Club

Faith Lutheran HS

University of Washington

Dean Uata

Old Elm Club

Faith Lutheran HS

Northwestern University