Six St. Louis-area caddies to attend leading universities
GOLF, IL – Six St. Louis-area students have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview held at St. Louis Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri, on Feb. 7.
Each caddie has a unique story to tell, 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 2019 as Evans Scholars, with recipients awarded to the University of Missouri in Columbia. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. Winners are listed below and organized by hometown.
“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman Frank Morley. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”
The selection meeting at St. Louis Country Club was one of more than 20 such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2018-19 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 280 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.
The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, 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 985 caddies are enrolled in 18 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,830 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.
“We welcome these young men and women to the Evans Scholars family,” says Pat Reilly, lead WGA Director in the state of Missouri. “They have shown excellence in the classroom and in their communities, as well as on the golf course.”
Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 32,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 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.
|Name||City||High School||Sponsoring Golf Club|
|Elizabeth Webster||Hazelwood||Crossroads College Preparatory School||Norwood Hills Country Club|
|Tate Casey||Pasadena Hills||Clayton HS||Glen Echo Country Club|
|Riley Arns||St. Louis||Kirkwood Senior HS||Old Warson Country Club|
|Anna Huebner||St. Louis||Lutheran HS South||Sunset Country Club|
|Megan Martin||St. Louis||Lindbergh Senior HS||Sunset Country Club|
|Collin Rooney||Wentzville||Timberland HS||Lake Forest Country Club|