Not your typical students - and not your typical dorms
There are currently 870 Evans Scholars who attend 19 schools nationwide. Most Scholars attend one of the 14 universities across the country where the Evans Scholars Foundation owns and operates a Scholarship House. It is here where Scholars live and learn together, work with and care for each other.
They are top students, with all 14 Scholarship Houses boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a graduation rate of 95 percent. They are promising change-makers on campus and future leaders in the workplace and in their communities. They are members of campus and community organizations, and they make giving back a priority, at both the chapter and university level. They go on to achieve success in graduate school and in professions that range from teaching to finance and everything in between.
Funding scholarships is the name of the game. For nearly 80 years, the WGA has administered the Evans Scholars Foundation, one of the nation's largest privately funded college scholarship programs. This is thanks to Charles "Chick" Evans Jr., who outdistanced his achievements as a champion golfer by setting up his fund. He trusted the WGA with his legacy - and, to date, we've awarded more than $160 million in scholarships in his name.
"There are times I thought, 'no way I'm going to get the Evans Scholarship.' But it is possible, it is dreamable."
Featured Scholar spotlight: Evans Scholar Jacob Mosley (MSU '16) has persevered through major personal struggles to achieve a goal he has worked toward since he was 13: earning the Evans Scholarship.
Congratulations New Scholars!
In 2014, 245 deserving caddies were awarded Evans Scholarships, their futures forever impacted by the generosity of the golf community. Their backgrounds differ, but their lives will always be tied together through the life-changing opportunity that is the Evans Scholarship.
Incoming Scholars By Numbers
They come from 130 golf/country clubs and 15 states and Canada
They average 160 loops and 4 years of caddying
They achieved an average 3.7 GPA in high school
Faces of the New Scholars
In 2014, the Evans Scholars Foundation welcomed 245 new Evans Scholars. Each New Scholar has their own unique personal story; however, their lives will be forever tied together thanks to a prestigious reward stemming from a summer job. Meet some of our New Scholars below.
From: Madison, Wisc.
Club: Maple Bluff CC
Note: When Brennan's mom, a single parent, lost her job, college seemed out of the question.
"I realized how quickly everything in your life can change. Thanks to the Evans Scholarship, my dreams and goals are now within reach."
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Club: Kenwood CC
Note: After her dad suffered a stroke that left him unable to work, Samantha's future seemed in doubt.
"The idea of going to college seemed impossible. Without the Evans Scholarship, a college education would only be a dream."
From: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Club: Orchard Ridge CC
Note: Caddying was a life-changing experience for Henry, providing the confidence he needed to believe in himself.
"I have experienced pain and struggle, but through caddying, I have been able to overcome it and learn from it. My goal to become a doctor would not be financially possible without the Evans Scholarship."
From: Happy Valley, Ore.
Club: Waverley CC
School: Notre Dame
Note: Born in Hong Kong, King faced a turbulent childhood before seeking refuge in America.
"I bear the scars of my past but strive to challenge myself each day. With the help of this Program, I'm confident in my ability to succeed."