The Western Golf Association’s acclaimed Evans Scholars Foundation and the University of Chicago have formed a new partnership, with the university becoming the organization’s 19th partner school.
The Evans Scholars Program awards full housing and tuition college scholarships to deserving caddies. Currently, 1,045 caddies nationwide are attending school as Evans Scholars, including two at University of Chicago this fall.
The ESF plans to award at least four new Evans Scholarships each year to the University of Chicago, with Scholars living together in a designated residence hall.
About Western Golf Association
The Western Golf Association conducts six national golf championships and sponsors the nationally acclaimed Evans Scholars Foundation. Headquartered in Glenview, Illinois, the organization was founded in 1899 by 11 Chicago-area golf clubs to promote their interests in golf. In addition to the BMW Championship on the PGA TOUR and the Evans Scholars Invitational on the Korn Ferry Tour, the WGA conducts four prestigious amateur championships, the Western Amateur, the Western Junior, and the Women’s Western Golf Association’s Amateur and Junior championships.
About the Evans Scholars Foundation
Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr. and the Western Golf Association, the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to high-achieving caddies across the country. Currently, a record 1,045 caddies are enrolled in 19 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars. The Program, which is supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 33,000 Evans Scholars Par Club members, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 11,300 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars. To learn more, visit www.wgaesf.org.