14 students from Northern Ohio have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a prestigious full tuition and housing college grant offered to outstanding student caddies.
The award winners were notified in an online selection interview held January 14th. The students will begin college in the fall of 2021 as Evans Scholars, with most attending either The Ohio State University or Miami University, where they will live in the Evans Scholarship House.
The estimated value of an Evans Scholarship is $120,000 over four years.
Four of the scholarship recipients caddie at Elyria Country Club, four at Inverness Club in Toledo, two at Sylvania Country Club, and one each from Toledo, Lakewood, Canterbury and Beechmont Country Clubs.
“Each of these deserving young students epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman Kevin Buggy. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”
The list of 14 Northern Ohio recipients of the 2021 Evans Scholarship:
|Name||City||High School||Sponsoring Club||Awarded University|
|Logan Janik||Amherst||Marion L Steele High School||Elyria Country Club||The Ohio State University|
|Samantha Hruby||Grafton||Keystone High School||Elyria Country Club||Miami University|
|Rudolph Collins||Shaker Heights||Shaker Heights High School||Beechmont CC||The Ohio State University|
|Nikelle Pledger||Shaker Heights||Shaker Heights High School||Canterbury Golf Club||The Ohio State University|
|Gina Silvestri||Sylvania||Evergreen High School||Inverness Club||The Ohio State University|
|KeShaun Bailey||Toledo||Central Catholic High School||Inverness Club||The Ohio State University|
|Evan Carroll||Toledo||Saint John’s Jesuit HS||Sylvania Country Club||Miami University|
|Delaney Conley||Toledo||Whitmer High School||Inverness Club||The Ohio State University|
|George Hajjar||Toledo||Sylvania Northview HS||Sylvania Country Club||University of Michigan|
|Evan Humphrey||Vermilion||Vermilion High School||Elyria Country Club||The Ohio State University|
|Braden Walczak||Vermilion||Vermilion High School||Elyria Country Club||The Ohio State University|
|Noah Wright||Waterville||Westlake High School||Lakewood Country Club||Miami University|
|Evan Pennington||Waseon||Anthony Wayne High School||Toledo Country Club||The Ohio State University|
|Timothy Rence||Westlake||Westlake High School||Lakewood Country Club||Miami University|
— story courtesy of Chris Horne, ECC