Olivia Evans, who will attend Northwestern University this fall, was selected to be the Women’s Western Evans Scholar in 2018.
The scholarship is co-sponsored by the Evans Scholars Foundation and the Women’s Western Golf Foundation.
The Women’s Western Golf Foundation is the charitable arm of the Women’s Western Golf Association, providing funds for undergraduate scholarships. The WWGA, a partner of the WGA, has been conducting national golf championships for women for more than a century.
Olivia was recognized as the new Women’s Western Evans Scholar at a luncheon held on July 31, at Sunset Ridge Country Club during the Western Amateur.
Olivia, who is from Sherwood, Arkansas, caddies at The Glen Club in Glenview, as part of the WGA Caddie Academy. She is the youngest of 13 children, and seven of her older siblings also were awarded the Evans Scholarship. At her high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society, history club, drama club, track and field team, and student council. Olivia says, “Since my first day at The Glen Club, I have become a lot more confident in myself as a person. I have learned invaluable lessons through each golfer and every round.”
At Northwestern, she plans to study journalism.