Clawson High School Seniors Receive Golf Caddy Scholarships | National and global news
Mason McDiarmid and Cody Sarvello, seniors at Clawson High School, received the Chick Evans Caddy Scholarships, a full scholarship for tuition and accommodation for golf caddies, renewable for up to four years.
McDiarmid and Sarvello both plan to attend Michigan State University. Sarvello, a caddy at Birmingham Country Club for four years, plans to major in biology or chemistry. McDiarmid was a caddy at the Red Run Golf Club for three years and plans to pursue studies in mechanical or software engineering.
The Western Golf Association funds the program largely through private donations from across the country. Hundreds of thousands of golfers donate at least $ 200 each year to the program, becoming Par Club members. Some of the biggest personalities in golf in the United States, including Tiger Woods, are also contributors. Funds are also raised through profits from the Western Open PGA event, held annually in the Chicago area, and through Chapter and Alumni fundraisers throughout the year.
Each year, more than 800 caddies across the country attend the university thanks to a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Successful candidates must have a strong cadet record, excellent grades, exceptional character and demonstrated financial need.
At the Evans Scholarship Houses, students live and work together cooperatively. Each chapter elects its own leaders, organizes social and service activities, and participates in campus programs. The Evans Scholars Chapters have earned a reputation on every campus for their academic achievement and excellence in community service.
–Submitted by Rebecca McLennan