Marist High School is proud to announce seniors Danny Gallagher and Isaac Soto have received the prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.
Danny (Palos South Middle School) is from Palos and caddies at Midlothian Country Club. At Marist, he is involved in Student Ambassadors and has also been a member of the Marist bowling team. Danny is interested in studying computer science. On receiving the scholarship, he said, “I’m blessed to receive such a life changing scholarship and I’m very excited to see what the future holds for me.” Congratulations, Danny!
Isaac (St. Gall) is from Chicago and caddies at Beverly Country Club. At Marist, Isaac has participated in soccer, volleyball, Marist Youth and Latinos United. In college, he plans to pursue a career in architecture and real estate with a business and marketing minor. On receiving the scholarship, he said, “I feel blessed and honored to be a newly awarded recipient.”
Marist High School boasts 196 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 Danny & Isaac! Best of luck in your future endeavors.