Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply?

The application is available on the Caddie Academy home page starting Jan. 1. All applications and supporting documents should be completed and submitted by March 1.

If you have any questions, please contact our team.

When will I know if I was accepted?

The WGA Caddie Academy Committee will notify all applicants of a decision by April 15.

What are the eligibility requirements?

All applicants must currently be in their freshman year of high school and exhibit character and leadership, academic success, financial need and the inability to caddie based on geographic location.

How long is the program?

The program runs for seven weeks from mid-June through early August.

How much does it cost?

The program is free for all participants, and participants keep the money they earn from caddying.

Where do I live for the 7 weeks?

  • Chicago Boys Program: Northwestern University Evans Scholarship House in Evanston, Illinois
  • Chicago Girls Program: Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Eastern Caddie Academy: Penn State University Platt Evans Scholarship House in State College, Pennsylvania 
  • Minnesota Caddie Academy: University of Minnesota Evans Scholarship House in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Ohio Caddie Academy: The Ohio State University Evans Scholarship House in Columbus, Ohio
  • Seattle Caddie Academy: University of Washington Evans Scholarship House in Seattle, Washington

How many days a week do I caddie?

Participants are expected to caddie six days a week, including weekends. Most clubs are closed on Mondays. There will be some Monday outings that the participants will caddie in as well.

Do Caddie Academy participants make money?

Yes. The amount of money each participant makes varies, but you keep all your earnings from the summer.

What do I need to bring?

All invited participants will receive a suggested packing list prior to the start of the program.

What is the Evans Scholarship?

The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. Caddie Academy participants who complete three summers in the program are eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship.

To learn more, visit wgaesf.org.

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