April 14, 2020
Quintet joins more than 15 other Friars, now enrolled at universities around the country, who are fellow recipients of the golf-related, four-year full scholarship.
The Western Golf Association (WGA) and its Evans Scholars Foundation have released the names of five Fenwick High School seniors who will receive the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship for the 2020-24 school years:
Patrick Archacki (left) of Chicago/Taft Academic Center, (Ridgemoor Country Club, Harwood Heights) –
Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Maximilian Daley (right) of Oak Park/St. Vincent Ferrer - River Forest, (Oak Park Country Club) –
University of Washington (Seattle)
Patrick Feldmeier (left) of Western Springs/St. John of the Cross School, (Chicago Highlands Club, Westchester) –
University of Notre Dame
Stephanie Quinones (right) of Chicago/Uno Charter (Riverside Country Club) –
University of Illinois
- Martin Sosna (left) of Chicago/Immaculate Conception School (Ridgemoor Country Club, Harwood Heights) – Miami of Ohio
These five soon-to-be graduates more than 15 other former Fenwick students presently enrolled in universities as Evans Scholars, including four from the Class of 2019. Each award covers full tuition and housing for four years. An additional 256 Evans Scholarships are being awarded to other Class of ’20 caddies from around the United States.
“The Evans Scholarship Program has provided a truly exceptional opportunity to our students over the years,” said Richard Borsch, Director of College Counseling at Fenwick. “Again this year, the selection committee has granted full scholarships to these five seniors. We are proud and grateful.”
Legendary amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans (1890-1979) aspired to send deserving caddies to college. Sponsoring country clubs can nominate a young man or woman possessing “a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need,” according to the WGA.
Evans Scholarship Facts
Since they were first awarded to NU students in 1930, nearly 11,000 young men and women have been awarded Evans Scholarships to some of the nation’s top universities. Presently, 965 students receive the award. On campus, they live together in a Scholarship House owned by the WGA’s Evans Scholars Foundation. Four additional statistics:
- The average value of an Evans Scholarship is $100,000.
- The college graduation rate for Evans Scholars is 95%.
- Evans Scholars’ collective, cumulative GPA is 3.3.
- The program’s scholarship costs exceed $20 million annually.