Scholars, Alumni and supporters celebrate on campus
LAWRENCE, KS - For the first time in more than 30 years, there is an Evans Scholarship House at the University of Kansas.
Kansas Evans Scholars and their families joined Western Golf Association officials, Alumni and Program supporters Sunday, Sept. 17 for a special Open House event at the new Kansas Evans Scholarship House at 1301 Louisiana Street in Lawrence.
Thirty-one caddies are currently enrolled at the University of Kansas on full tuition and housing Evans Scholarships. Evans Scholars last attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence in the 1970s and 80s. The Foundation had a Scholarship House on campus from 1975-1986. More than 140 students have graduated from Kansas as Evans Scholars since the Program began in 1930.
Prior to moving into the house on Louisiana Street, Scholars lived together at a residence hall on campus.
“Going from being in a residence hall our freshman year to now having our own Scholarship House has been life-changing for us as a chapter,” said chapter president Anthony Arunno. “Community living is such a huge part of the Evans Scholars Program, and being able to be here together has been so good for camaraderie and for the overall health of the chapter. It’s really special.”
The return to the University of Kansas is just one part of the Foundation’s larger goal to have 1,000 Scholars in school by the year 2020. To achieve this, leaders are working to expand the Program from coast to coast, including opening chapters at new universities, renovating Scholarship Houses and growing caddie programs.