Waubonsie Valley seniors Matthew Nied and Matthew Cronin, and Naperville North senior Kathryn Henry were among the 83 seniors from around the Chicago area who were awarded a Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.
The scholarship includes full tuition and housing for the 2009-10 academic year.
Nied, of Naperville, caddies at Stonebridge Country Club and plans to attend Northern Illinois. Cronin, of Aurora and White Eagle Golf Club is headed to Illinois. Henry, who works at Butterfield Country Club, will go to Wisconsin.
From the news release:
Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: a
strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and
The students will attend one of 14 universities where the Foundation owns and operates an Evans Scholarship House, including Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Marquette University, Purdue University and Northern Illinois University. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has administered the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since its inception in 1930. It is the nation's largest privately funded scholarship program.