Every year, high school students across the nation who work as golf caddies, show exemplary character, academic excellence, and financial need, are eligible for the prestigious Chick Evans Scholarship.
This year, 24 Michigan students were awarded the scholarship. Known commonly as Evans Scholars, the students will attend either Michigan State University or the University of Michigan in the fall.
The program was started in 1930 by the well-known Chicago golfer, Chick Evans, Jr. Since the scholarship’s inception, it has helped to put over 10,000 students through college. There are currently 910 Evans Scholars enrolled in college across the country. The scholarship, which is funded in large part by the WGA, as well as Evans Scholars alumni, is valued at $80,000 per recipient.
The Golf Association of Michigan, along with Illinois-based Western Golf Association, is responsible for the oversight of identifying and awarding recipients in the state of Michigan.