Local students receive full ride through caddying
For the Gazette
GLENVIEW, IL– Three local students have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following an online selection interview.
“Each of these deserving young students epitomizes what our program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said Western Golf Association Chairman Kevin Buggy. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”
Recipients include: Kaleb Anderson of Wisconsin Rapids, Carson Parks of Port Edwards, and Katelyn Trowbridge of Milladore. All are caddies at Sand Valley Golf Resort.
The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Glenview, IL, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930.
Currently, 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.
For more information, visit www.wgaesf.org.