NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation & Evans Scholar Foundation announce Partnership
The New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the Evans Scholars Foundation are partnering to award full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies from New Jersey, organization leaders announced today.
These NJSGA Evans Scholarships will be awarded based on applicants demonstrating a strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial need and outstanding character. Candidates must meet the qualifications of both the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the Evans Scholars Foundation to earn the Scholarship. Awardees will be part of the nationally acclaimed Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Program.
The partnership will increase the number of college scholarships awarded to caddies from New Jersey while promoting youth caddying in the state.
“This partnership represents a fantastic opportunity for youth caddies in New Jersey,” said Bill Frese, president of the New Jersey State Golf Association. “We’re proud to be partnering with the Evans Scholars Foundation to co-sponsor these full tuition and housing college scholarships.”
Proceeds from the annual New Jersey Evans Scholars Classic will go toward the NJSGA Evans Scholarships. The 17th edition of the event, which is supported by both the Evans Scholars Foundation and the NJSGA, was held today at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, New Jersey.
Applications for the Scholarship will be accepted at the beginning of the student’s senior year of high school. The application period will open on Aug. 1, and preference will be given to those who complete their application by Oct. 30.
“As the Evans Scholars Program grows, our partnership with the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation will help us continue to create opportunities for hardworking caddies from New Jersey,” said Jeff Harrison, senior vice president of education for the Evans Scholars Foundation. “The NJSGA Evans Scholarship will provide a path to a world-class college education for deserving young men and women.”
Since 1947, the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in college scholarships to caddies from its member clubs. In 2018, the organization awarded more than 150 scholarships and sent caddies to 87 different colleges.
The Evans Scholars Foundation had 985 Evans Scholars in school last year. Since 1930, the Foundation has awarded more than $385 million in scholarships, and 10,830 young men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars. Twelve caddies from New Jersey have earned Evans Scholarships.
About the New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Foundation
Since 1947, the New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship Foundation has provided college scholarships to high school graduates and in-college students who have caddied at NJSGA member clubs for at least two years. Scholars may be full-time students at any accredited institution of their choice. Scholarships are awarded based on length and quality of caddie service, financial need and academic performance. Currently, scholars attend 87 different colleges and represent more than 42 clubs in New Jersey. No qualified applicant with demonstrated financial need has ever turned down by the NJSGA. The NJSGA awarded more than 150 scholarships for 2018, and it has awarded more than $14 million in scholarship aid since inception.
About the Evans Scholars Foundation
Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to high-achieving caddies across the country. Currently, a record 985 caddies are enrolled in 18 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars. The Program, which is supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 32,500 Evans Scholars Par Club members, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 10,830 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars. To learn more, visit www.wgaesf.org.