New partnership will triple number of Evans Scholars

The University of Oregon and the Western Golf Association have announced a new partnership that will triple the number of Evans Scholars on campus, awarded to students who have worked as golf caddies. 

The Evans Scholars Foundation has selected the UO as the site for a Scholarship House, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarship will provide tuition and housing for up to 50 scholarship recipients who will live together as they pursue their degrees.

In a highly competitive selection process, the UO was selected to join 14 universities nationwide that are residential chapters. Evans Scholars must have worked as caddies for at least two years and are selected based on a combination of need and merit.

The university has been an Evans Scholars site since David Gault became the first Evans Scholar at the UO in the class of 1960. The university currently has 12 Evans Scholars.

Read more about the announcement at Around the O.