Caddie Academy participants

The mission of the WGA Caddie Academy is to provide summer caddie opportunities to under-resourced high school students who excel in the classroom and in their communities. We seek to use caddying, the game of golf and the Evans Scholarship to prepare young men and women for a lifetime of success.

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In a typical summer, students from all across the United States attend one of our five chapters to caddie while living together under the guidance of current Evans Scholars. Participants are chosen during their freshman year, based on outstanding academics, leadership and character.

Our carefully structured program enables students to earn money, meet role models and learn invaluable life lessons. After successfully completing three summers, they become eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship – a full tuition and housing college scholarship.

Caddie Academy Participants at a Glance

The average household income of participants is $30,000.

90% of our participants are students of color.

Many would be the first in their families to attend college.

Caddie Academy Chapters

The WGA Caddie Academy features five chapters where participants live together under the guidance of current Evans Scholars while caddying at nearby country clubs. Click the map to learn more about each chapter.

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Seattle Caddie Academy

Location: Seattle, WA
Enrollment: 8
Eligibility: Open to young women from the greater Seattle area

Minnesota Caddie Academy

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Enrollment: 4-6
Eligibility: Starting in 2022, open to young women from Minnesota

Caddie Academy for Young Women

Location: Lake Forest, IL
Enrollment: 80
Eligibility: Open to young women from across the United States

Caddie Academy for Young Men

Location: Evanston, IL
Enrollment: 27
Eligibility: Open to young men from across the United States

Eastern Caddie Academy

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Enrollment: 17
Eligibility: Open to young women from the greater Philadelphia area

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Seattle Caddie Academy

Location: Seattle, WA
Enrollment: 8
Eligibility: Open to young women from the greater Seattle area

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