Michigan caddies earn Evans Scholarships

GOLF, IL –Twenty-three Michigan students have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on Jan. 10.

Each caddie has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. They will begin college in the fall of 2019 as Evans Scholars, with recipients awarded to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor or Michigan State University in East Lansing. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. Winners are listed below and organized by hometown.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman Frank Morley. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The selection meeting at Oakland Hills Country Club was one of more than 20 such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2018-19 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 280 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 985 caddies are enrolled in 18 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,830 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“The Evans Scholars selection meeting is the highlight of the year,” says Scott Wilson, lead WGA Director in the state of Michigan. “Each caddie interviewed tells us about their achievements as well as the obstacles they have overcome. Each of their stories are compelling. I am so proud that these talented young men and women are becoming Evans Scholars.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 32,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.

 

Name

City

High School

Sponsoring
Golf Club

Awarded University

John McGrath

Beverly Hills

Everest Collegiate HS

Birngham CC

Michigan State

Elliott Langton

Brutus

Harbor Springs HS

Wequetonsing GC

Michigan

Jared Sattelberg

Caro

Caro HS

Warwick Hills G&CC

Michigan

LaNique Calhoun

Commerce

University HS Academy

Franklin Hills CC

Michigan State

Lacey Hamilton

Detroit

Cranbrook Schools

Detroit GC

Michigan

Owen Brewer

East Lansing

Okemos HS

CC of Lansing

Michigan

Aedan Jager*

East Lansing

Lansing Catholic HS

CC of Lansing

Michigan State

William Newbold

Frankfort

Frankfort HS

Crystal Downs CC

Michigan

Jacob Domagalski

Grand Rapids

Northview HS

Kent CC

Michigan

Thomas Jarecki*

Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe North HS

Lochmoor Club

Michigan State

Samuel Plieth

Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe North HS

Lochmoor Club

Michigan State

Joseph Rheaume

Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe North HS

Lochmoor Club

Michigan State

Jared Riggins

Jackson

Jackson HS

CC of Jackson

Michigan State

Brianna Harris

Mount Clemens

Chippewa Valley HS

Lochmoor Club

Michigan State

Makayla Haywood

Oxford

Oxford HS

Oakland Hills CC

Michigan State

Edmund Black III

Redford

University of Detroit Jesuit HS

Plum Hollow CC

Michigan

Natalie Vaglia

Rochester Hills

Rochester Adams HS

Oakland Hills CC

Michigan

Taylin Smith

Roseville

Chandler Park Academy HS

Detroit GC

Michigan

Andrew Hendren

Royal Oak

Royal Oak HS

Red Run GC

Michigan State

Kaitlyn Steeves

Saint Clair Shores

Lake Shore HS

Lochmoor Club

Michigan State

Nickluas Feimster

Southfiled

West Bloomfield HS

Red Run GC

Michigan State

Ambra Bello

Troy

International Academy

Bloomfield Hills CC

Michigan

Noah Hamama

West Bloomfield

Walled Lake Central HS

Birngham CC

Michigan

 

 

Did you know?

  • There are now 985 Evans Scholars in school
  • There are more than 10,830 Evans Alumni across the country
  • Evans Scholars are enrolled at 18 universities across the nation, including 16 where the Foundation owns and operates Scholarship Houses