Evans Scholars Foundation

  • The scholarship program was started by Charles "Chick" Evans Jr., of Chicago who learned the game as a caddie and gained worldwide fame in 1916 when he became the first golfer ever to win both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open championships in the same year. Because Evans insisted on preserving his amateur status, he directed the money he received from golf toward caddie scholarships.

 

  • The Evans Scholars Foundation is sponsored by the Western Golf Association, and administers the largest privately funded college scholarship program in the nation. Since 1930, thousands of outstanding young caddies - men and women - have attended college as Evans Scholars. 10,400 Evans Scholars have graduated from Universities across the U.S. including 465 from the University of Missouri.

 

  • The Evans Scholarship is a one-year full tuition and housing scholarship, renewable for four years at the Foundation's option. Most Evans Scholars attend one of 15 universities where the Evans Scholars Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House.

 

  • Each year more than 900+ deserving caddies attend college on tuition and housing grants from the Evans Scholars Foundation. More than 250+ new scholars are chosen annually. WGA/ESF plans to have 1,000 deserving caddies enrolled as Evans Scholars nationwide.

 

  • The Caddies to College Tournament directly supports the University of Missouri Evans Scholars. In the 22 year history of this event more than $2.5 Million has been raised to support the Evans Scholars Foundation.

 

  • Annually, more than 40 scholars from the St. Louis and Kansas City area attend the University of Missouri on an Evans Scholarship. The University of Missouri Evans Scholars Alumni total 465.