Evans Scholars Program

$20,000–$60,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
10/15/2022Submission Deadline

The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means provided by the Evan Scholars Program.

The Evans Scholars Program is a philanthropic initiative that provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships to excellent caddies. The Foundation is overseen by the Western Golf Association, which also runs six prestigious golf tournaments, including the BMW Championship.

To qualify, caddies must meet the requirements of having a strong caddies record, outstanding character, excellent academics and demonstrated financial need.

Key Information of Evans Scholars Program

Study Details

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


Evans Scholars Program Timeline

August 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on August 1.

October 2022

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on October 15.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – College Freshman
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity:

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Financial Information
  • Recommendation letters
  • Present Work Experiences
  • School Verification
  • Standardized Test Scores

How to ace the Evans Scholars Program


Keep your résumé concise

Ensure to only add important information to your resume to keep it short.


Study hard for the test

Standardized test scores are a requirement for this scholarship. Make sure to study hard for your test and keep a good grade.


Prepare your recommendation letter

Get a trusted faculty member or teacher to write a well-recommended letter for you.


Review your application

Ensure all information required in the application form is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the scholarship.

How the Evans Scholars Program is Judged

Applications will be reviewed based on academic excellence, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, and demonstrated financial need.

Why We Love the Evans Scholars Program


Provision of needed resources

The Evans Scholars Program provides academic, professional, and social resources that have helped students maintain a CGPA of 3.4 and a 95% graduation rate.


Support in diversity

Candidates of any race or gender get to apply for the Evans Scholars Program.


Consideration of financial need

The selection of a scholarship winner is also based on financial need.

5 Facts About Evans Scholars Program


WGA was formed in 1899

11 Chicago-area golf clubs formed an organization to promote their interests in golf in 1899.


WGA offers many other scholarships

Many other scholarships are offered by the Western Golf Association to sponsor deserving individuals to college.


Evans Scholars Program was established in 1929

Famed golfer Charles “ Chick” Evans Jr. persuaded the WGA in 1929 to support his established charitable fund and send deserving caddies to college. The program awarded its first two scholarships in 1930.


Chick never played golf for money

As Chick Evan's fame grew, he was pressured to become a professional. To preserve his status, he placed his earnings in an escrow fund.


11,000 graduated under Evans Scholars Program

Since 1930, over 11,556 young men and women have graduated as Evan Scholars.

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