Marist High School is proud to announce seniors Emmett O’Connor, Shawn Hawthorne, and Ismael Flores have received the prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.
O’Connor (Sutherland Junior High) is from Beverly and caddies at Beverly Country Club. At Marist, he is involved in Peer Leadership, Student Ambassadors, National Honor Society, and Investment Club. He has also been a member of the Marist soccer and volleyball programs during his time at Marist. O’Connor is interested in studying business/finance.
Hawthorne (St. Margaret of Scotland) has been caddying at Beverly Country Club for two years. He is a member of the National Honor Society and in the powerlifting club. He was matched to Marquette University and is planning to study political science with hopes of going into law. On receiving the scholarship, Hawthorne said, “I am very grateful because this scholarship is very life changing for me and my family.”
Flores (Pope John Paul II School) is a caddy at Knollwood Club. At Marist, he a member of the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and Art National Honor Society. He is also a Student Ambassador Officer and a member of the Science Club and Book Club. Flores plans on studying Biology/Biological Sciences and attend medical school after undergrad. On receiving the scholarship, he said, “I feel very fortunate to have received the Chick Evans scholarship. It proved to me that all of my hard work payed off and that all of my past and current experiences and the many people who supported me along the way have shaped me into the young man I am today and have instilled in me a strong foundation to take on new obstacles that I will encounter in future endeavors.”
Marist High School boasts 192 Chick Evans Scholars in its school history. The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship provides full tuition and college housing for golf caddies, and is renewable for up to four years. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, all applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need, and outstanding character. Applicants are evaluated and compete on the above criteria for the limited number of awards given annually.
Caddies throughout mostly the Midwest can apply for the Chick Evans Scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation of the Wester Golf Association. In order to apply, they need a recommendation form the caddie master at their respective country club where they caddy. Applicants must also show a certain level of financial need, and they must have a strong academic record and distinct leadership qualities.
Applicants have an initial interview with the Chick Evans committee. From there only 280 caddies are chosen for the scholarship. Students give a list of four schools they would like to attend in order of preference and the committee makes the final determination on where they send the winners.
Congratulations to Emmett, Shawn and Ismael! Best of luck in your future endeavors.