Caddying—more than a summer job

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In 1930, the Western Golf Association and celebrated amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. established the Evans Scholars Foundation. The Foundation’s mission was to provide full tuition and college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means.

The first two Evans Scholars enrolled at Northwestern University in 1930, and since then, more than 10,830 outstanding young men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars. This year, there are 985 Evans Scholars enrolled at 18 leading universities nationwide.

More than 230 caddies have received Evans Scholarships to the University of Washington, beginning in the 1950s. Scholars are chosen based on demonstrating a strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial need and outstanding leadership and character.

The Evans Scholars Foundation celebrated the opening of its first Scholarship House at the University of Washington on Sept. 23, 2018. Read more

On October 15, 2020 the Evans Scholars Foundation announced The Promise Campaign, a $300 million dollar fundraising campaign designed to increase the number of Evans Scholars in school, expand the presence of the Evans Scholars Program from coast to coast and develop new caddie training and career mentorship initiatives. Visit for more information.

Each year WA Golf holds The Evans Cup of Washington which generates funds to helps support the Evans Scholars who attend the University of Washington and Washington State University.

For more information and how to apply for the scholarship please visit the Western Golf Association website.