Evans Scholars Foundation
In 1930, U.S. Amateur Champion Charles "Chick" Evans established a fund to send deserving caddies to university - now the largest scholarship program for caddies nationwide. The Evans Scholars Foundation awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. Evans Scholars are enrolled at 18 leading universities nationwide, including 17 where the Foundation operates a Scholarship House. Today, more than 100,000 golfers in Canada and the United States support the program, assisted by proceeds from special events, endowments, and the PGA Tour's BMW Championship.
In 2006, Victoria Golf Club became the first golf club in Canada to adopt a caddie program dedicated entirely to the Chick Evans Scholarship. We have so far seen eight former VGC caddies study with full Evans Scholarships at the University of Colorado. Three have graduated, and we couldn't be more proud to see their current and future success.
Apply for an Evans Caddie Scholarship - successful applicants fulfill the following criteria:
- must achieve top marks in high school,
- have contributed to the community through volunteering,
- come from a family with financial need, and
- have completed a minimum of 120 'loops' caddying before their senior year.
If you wish to apply, please print out the application form (PDF) and fill it out completely. Please drop off the form in person to the Front Desk at the Victoria Golf Club (no email submissions accepted).
For all other inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to announce our latest scholar recipients Lachlan Stewart and Laszlo Torok. See Press Release Here.
The Evans Caddie Scholarship program was lucky enough to be on CFAX radio in April 2017 featuring our Head Golf Professional, Lindsay Bernakevitch, and Evans Scholar, River Bristow.
Evans Par Club
In September 2015, the Victoria Golf Club established an Evans Caddie Par Club to change the course of a lifetime, one caddie at a time. Members who generously donate to the VGC Evans Scholars Par Club Program receive Revenue Canada-approved Charitable Tax Receipts. After many years of work, the Club has refined a method by which donations to our Evans Caddies can be made through the Victoria Foundation, thereby enabling the Foundation to issue charitable tax receipts that will be recognized by the CRA.