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Western Golf Association
Caddie Academy

About Us

The WGA Caddie Academy provides summer caddie opportunities to under-resourced high school students who ultimately hope to pursue an Evans Scholarship. Each summer, students come from all across the United States to caddie at clubs in the Chicago area while living together under the guidance of current Evans Scholars.

Participants are chosen during their freshman year, based on outstanding academics, leadership and character. Through the Caddie Academy, students have the chance to earn money, meet role models and learn invaluable life lessons on the golf course. After successfully completing three summers, they become eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship. To date, 35 graduates of the Caddie Academy have been awarded Evans Scholarships.

In addition to caddying, participants take part in special activities, including attending a professional baseball game, educational field trips, career talks and standardized test training.

The WGA Caddie Academy for girls began in 2012, and a Caddie Academy for boys launched in 2017.

Learn more about the WGA Caddie Academy for young women

Learn more about the WGA Caddie Academy for young men