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Five Fenwick Seniors Named Evans Caddie Scholars

April 25, 2018

Quintet joins 20 other Friars, now enrolled at universities around the country, who are fellow recipients of the golf-related scholarship.

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From left: Adam Aguilar, Joe Daley, Miguel Martinez, Massimo Flight and Dan Feldmeier.

The Western Golf Association (WGA) has released the names of five Fenwick High School seniors who will receive the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Adam Aguilar of Chicago (Ridgemoor Country Club, Harwood Heights)
    University of Michigan
  • Joseph Daley of Oak Park (Oak Park Country Club) – University of Illinois
  • Daniel Feldmeier of Western Springs (Chicago Highlands Club, Westchester) – University of Notre Dame
  • Massimo Flight of Riverside (Riverside Country Club) – University of Illinois
  • Miguel Martinez of Cicero (Knollwood Club, Lake Forest) – University of Illinois

These five soon-to-be graduates join 20 other former Fenwick students presently enrolled in colleges as Evans Scholars, including seven from the Class of 2017. “The Evans Scholarship Program has provided a truly exceptional opportunity to our students over the years,” said Richard Borsch, Associate Principal and Director of Student Services at Fenwick. “Again this year, the selection committee has granted full scholarships to an exceptional number of our seniors. We are both proud and grateful.”

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 Chick Evans

Legendary amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans (1890-1979) wanted to send deserving caddies to college. The scholarship named for him provides full tuition and housing. 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. The award is renewable up to four years, meaning that these five Fenwick students could have all four years of their undergraduate studies paid.

Evans Scholarship Facts

Since they were first awarded to NU students in 1930, more than 10,600 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 (www.wgaesf.org). Four additional statistics:

  1. The average value of an Evans Scholarship is $100,000.
  2. The college graduation rate for Evans Scholars is 95%.
  3. Evans Scholars’ collective, cumulative GPA is 3.3.
  4. The program’s scholarship costs exceed $20 million annually.

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