Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships

Website: Evans Scholars Foundation

Description

The Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies was started by legendary amateur golfer Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. He learned the game as a caddie, won the
1910 Western Open and gained worldwide fame in 1916, when he became the fi rst to win the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open in the same year. Evans
insisted on preserving his amateur status, and any money he received from golf was put toward caddie scholarships. The fi rst two Evans Scholars
enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930. Since then, more than 10,400 men and women have graduated from college as Evans Scholars, and 935
are currently in school. The Western Golf Association, founded in 1899, has supported the Evans Scholarship since its inception. The Chick Evans
Scholarship for caddies is a grant that covers full tuition and housing in an Evans Scholarship House (except at Penn State University, University of
Notre Dame) and may be renewed for up to four years.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies, candidates must meet the following requirements:
1. Strong caddie record: Applicants must have caddied, regularly and successfully, for a minimum of two years and are expected to
caddie at their sponsoring club the year they apply for the Scholarship.
2. Excellent academics: Applicants must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average in college
preparatory courses and are required to take the ACT and/or SAT.
3. Demonstrated fi nancial need: Applicants must clearly have a need for fi nancial assistance.
4. Outstanding character: Applicants must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.
Applicants are evaluated and compete on the above criteria for the limited number of Chick Evans Scholarships awarded annually.

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
Procedure
  1. Apply at https://wgaesf.org/a-life-changing-opportunity/applying-evans-scholarship
    1. Fill out the online portion of the application.
      1. Part 1
        1. Create an account (Name, Email, Club and High School)
      2. Part 2
        1. Applicant Photo
      3. Part 3
        1. Personal Information
        2. Family Information
        3. Academic & Extracurricular Information
        4. Applicant Essay - Prepare, in your own words, a typed essay (two pages, double-spaced) that will enable the Scholarship Committee to become better acquainted with you. Your essay should include personal background, future goals, what you expect from a college education and your qualifications for a Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies. Please include personal experiences and specific examples in your essay.
        5. ACT/SAT Scores - All applicants are required to take the ACT and/or SAT test. The Evans Scholars Foundation ACT code is 1026.
          The Evans Scholars Foundation SAT code is 0153.
        6. Family Financial Information - Have a parent or guardian write a statement summarizing your family’s fi nancial condition. Includeany extraordinary expenses or factors that should be taken into account in determining the family's fi nancial need (i.e. employment
          conditions, medical expenses and/or support of other dependents). Submit copies of front pages of parent(s) 2017 and 2018 Federal tax returns (include Form 1040, do not include schedules and W-2 forms) along with parent(s') most recent pay stub(s).
      4. Part 4
        1. Application Status & Required Document Checklist (Log into your application regularly and visit this section to check the status of your application/required documents.)
    2. Supporting Documents
      1. CSS Financial Profile - The completed 2020-21 CSS Profile must be submitted online to CSS (cssprofile.collegeboard.org) along with the required fee as soon as possible, after it becomes available on October 1. This years family income should be estimated. The  family income should be estimated. The Evans Scholars Foundation CSS code is 0153. Use Housing Code 2 (off-campus).
      2. FAFSA Financial Student Aid Report - Send to the Scholarship Committee a copy of the FAFSA Federal Student Aid Report with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number from the completed FAFSA as soon as it becomes available. The FAFSA becomes available on October 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.
      3. High School Evaluation, with letter of recommendation, transcript and ACT and/or SAT
      4. Caddie Evaluation, with letter of recommendation
    3. Apply directly to the Evans Scholarship university(ies) for admission. Applications should be completed as soon as the regular decision application becomes available for the university.

Evans Scholarship applications will receive full consideration when the directions above are followed accurately and completely. Once submitted, all
application information and supporting materials will become the exclusive property of the Evans Scholars Foundation
and cannot be returned.

Contact Information

Please direct all questions to applications@wgaesf.org