At a Glance
Since 1930, the Evans Scholars Foundation has awarded full tuition and housing scholarships to deserving caddies across the country. The foundation was started by Charles "Chick" Evans Jr. and today, the scholarship function is administered by the Western Golf Association (www.wgaesf.org.)
Currently, 965 Scholars attend 20 universities in the United States. More than 10,600 caddies have graduated from college as Evans Scholars since the beginning of the Evans Foundation. To qualify for the Evans Scholarship, students must have outstanding academic qualifications and caddie records, good character and leadership skills and financial need.
The Mitchell A. Mars Foundation was established to endow Evans Scholarships for academically qualified students of limited financial means in honor of Mitch Mars. To date, the Mitch Mars Foundation has donated more than $690,000 in support of deserving Evans Scholars.
Many students who qualify for admission to college through this scholarship program observe that without the financial assistance the Evans Scholarship Foundation provided, they would not have been able to attend college. The recipients of the Mitchell Mars Scholarship continue to express their gratitude for the opportunities these scholarships have provided.
“The Evans Scholarship has changed my life. It has given me a chance to go to college and I will forever be grateful. I ended my first semester of freshman year with 15 credits with a GPA of 3.5 and a spot on the Dean’s list.”
Christina Zecena-Hernandez • Marquette Evans Scholar ’17