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Chick Evans Scholarship

What is the Chick Evans Scholarship?

The Chick Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies that is renewable for up to four years. Each year, more than 800 deserving caddies across the country attend college on a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.

Since 1930, when the first two Evans Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University, more than 10,000 outstanding young men and women have been awarded Evans Scholarships. Most recipients attend one of the 14 universities across the nation where the Evans Scholars Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House.

At the Evans Scholarship Houses, students live and work together cooperatively. Each House elects its own officers, runs social and service activities, and participates in campus programs. The Evans Scholars Chapters have earned a reputation on each campus for scholastic achievement and excellence in community service.

Living and working together provides Evans Scholars an opportunity to develop leadership capabilities and strong communication skills. We believe that the sense of empowerment fostered through chapter living is largely responsible for the tremendous success of our 14 Evans Scholarship Houses. When you compare our chapter houses with other campus organizations, they rank at or near the top in academics and community service.

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Which Universities can I attend?

Scholarships are awarded to the universities listed below, depending on the state in which the candidate resides. Living in an Evans Scholarship House on campus is an integral component of the Evans Scholars Program. Candidates must apply to the Evans Scholars university(ies) listed for their state.  Illinois residents are expected to apply to a minimum of two universities listed. Candidates apply directly to the university(ies) for admission. Below is a list of schools that students in each state may be eligible to attend.

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 You can apply to these universities:
Colorado University of Colorado (Boulder)
Illinois University of Illinois (Champaign); Northern Illinois University (DeKalb); Northwestern University (Evanston); Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI); Indiana University (Bloomington, IN); Miami University (Oxford, OH)
Indiana Purdue University (West Lafayette); Indiana University (Bloomington)
Kansas City Area University of Missouri (Columbia)
Michigan University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Minnesota University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
University of Missouri (Columbia)
Ohio Ohio State University (Columbus); Miami University (Oxford)
Oregon University of Oregon (Eugene)*; Oregon State University (Corvallis)*
Washington University of Washington (Seattle)*
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Other States/AreasNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL); Miami University (Oxford, OH); University of Colorado (Boulder)

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify, caddies must be nominated by their club and meet four requirements:
  1. Strong caddie record: Applicants must have caddied, successfully and regularly, for a minimum of two years and are also expected to caddie and/or work at their sponsoring club during the summer when 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.
  3. Demonstrated financial need: Applicants must clearly establish their need for financial assistance.
  4. Outstanding character: Applicants must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.

The Application Process:

A password and instructions on how to complete the application are provided by the sponsoring club. Applications are accepted in the beginning of the candidate's senior year of high school. Students are encouraged to complete their applications on or before September 30. In addition to the application, the following materials are required:
  1. High school evaluation (along with an official transcript, including overall GPA, rank in class if available, and standardized test scores) and the high school letter of recommendation.
  2. Caddie evaluation and the club letter of recommendation.
  3. Official financial documentation including a copy of parents’ most recent federal tax return and the required College Scholarship Service Financial Aid Profile. The Evans Scholars Foundation code for the College Scholarship Service Financial Aid Profile is 0153.
All candidates are required to take the ACT including the writing portion.

Previous Winners:

 Student Class Year
 Eveline Adamski 2017 Miami University Ohio
 Emily Stummer         2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison
 John McCarthy2013 Northern Illinois University
 Iris Cervantes 
 University of Illinois
 Kelly Mrofcza
2012 Indiana University