Evans Scholarship Application

Welcome to the Application for the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies!

 

The 2017-18 application for the Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies is now available and accepted at the beginning of the applicant’s senior year of high school. Applications will also be accepted from 2017 high school graduates. Priority will be given to applications submitted online by September 30. All supporting documents should be received by October 30, and sent to applications@wgaesf.org. All decisions will be finalized by April 1.

With the help of a parent or guardian, take time to review and study all the information found on these pages. There are several parts to the application and all must be complete before the Scholarship Committee will begin its review.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies, all applicants must meet the following requirements: strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

  1. Strong caddie record: Applicants must have caddied, successfully and regularly, for a minimum of two years and are expected to caddie at their sponsoring club the year they apply for the scholarship.
  2. Excellent academics: Applicants must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average in college preparatory courses and are required to take the ACT and/or the SAT.
  3. Demonstrated financial need: Applicants must clearly have a need for financial assistance.
  4. Outstanding character: Applicants must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.

Applicants are evaluated and compete on the above criteria for the limited number of Chick Evans Scholarships for Caddies awarded annually. The Scholarship Committee will interview finalists and the final selection rests with the Committee.

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for the Evans Scholarship

Applications are available online beginning August 1, and are accepted at the beginning of the applicant's senior year of high school. (Applications will also be accepted from 2016 high school graduates). Evans Scholarship applications will receive full consideration when the directions below are followed accurately and completely. Once submitted, all application information and supporting materials will become the exclusive property of the Evans Scholars Foundation and cannot be returned.

1. Go to www.wgaesf.org and hover over the "Scholarships" tab. A menu will appear. Click "Evans Scholarship Application," then click "Scholarship Applications Available Now."

2. Fill out the online portion of the application. Priority will be given to those applications that are submitted by September 30.

There are four parts to the application and some contain multiple sections. Clicking "Save Draft" will allow you to save your information and come back another time to complete. Once you complete the information in a section, click "Save" and go to the "Submit" section and click the "Proceed" button to gain access to the next part of the scholarship application. Once a part of the application is submitted you will be able to view your information but not edit it. 

Part 1
   • Initial Applicant Information – Name, email, club and high school

Part 2

   • Applicant Photo

Part 3

   • Personal Information
   • Family Information – List parents and siblings.
   • Academic & Extracurricular Information – Activities, volunteering, hobbies, etc.

Part 4

   • High School Recommender’s Information – Fill in the contact information for your college counselor or person designated by the principal to receive an email to complete the High School Evaluation Form, submit a recommendation letter, and attach a transcript online. The form can also be downloaded from the Evans Scholarship Application section of the website and given to your college counselor or person designated by the principal to complete and send in along with your official transcript and a letter of recommendation.
   • Club Recommender’s Information – Fill in the contact information for your club's caddie manager to receive an email to complete the Caddie Evaluation Form, and submit a recommendation letter online. The form can also be downloaded from the Evans Scholarship Application section of the website and given to your club's caddie manager to complete and send in along with a letter of recommendation.

Part 5

   • Applicant Essay – Please prepare, in your own words, a typed essay (two pages, double-spaced) that will enable the Scholarship Committee to become better acquainted with you. Your essay should include personal background, future goals, what you expect from a college education and your qualifications for a Chick Evans Scholarship for caddies. Please include personal experiences and specific examples in your essay.
   • ACT/SAT Scores – All applicants are required to take the ACT and/or SAT test. The Evans Scholars Foundation ACT code is 1026. The Evans Scholars Foundation SAT code is 0153.
   • Family Financial Information – Have a parent or guardian write a statement summarizing your family’s financial condition. Include any extraordinary expenses or factors that should be taken into account in determining the family's financial need (i.e. employment conditions, medical expenses and/or support of other dependents). Submit copies of front pages of parent(s) 2015 and 2016 Federal tax returns (include Form 1040, do not include schedules and W-2 forms) along with parent(s') most recent pay stub(s).

Additional Application Requirements

   • CSS Financial Profile – All applicants are required to complete the 2018-19 CSS/Financial Aid Profile at student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile as soon as possible after it becomes available on October 1. When filling out the Profile use the Evans Scholars Foundation’s Code Number 0153 and Housing Code 2 (off-campus). Please use the 2018-19 Student Guide which provides the basic information needed to complete the CSS Profile. Direct all questions about the CSS/Financial Aid Profile to 844-202-0524.
   • FAFSA Student Aid Report – All applicants are required send a copy of the completed 2018-19 FAFSA Federal Student Aid Report with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number when it becomes available. The 2018-19 FAFSA will be available to file on October 1 at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.

3. Supporting Documents (All supporting documents should be received by October 30.)

   • CSS Financial Profile
   • FAFSA Financial Student Aid Report
   • High School Evaluation, letter of recommendation, transcript and ACT and/or SAT
   • Caddie Evaluation and letter of recommendation

4. Apply directly to the Evans Scholarship university(ies) for admission by November 1.

Evans Scholarship applications will receive full consideration when the directions above are followed accurately and completely. Once submitted, all application information and supporting materials will become the exclusive property of the Evans Scholars Foundation and cannot be returned.

Any questions can be directed to applications@wgaesf.org.

 

2017-18 Application Information Sheets

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2017-18 High School Evaluation

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2017-18 Caddie Evaluation

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