|2017 Francis C. Poore Caddie of the Year Mick Barrett, center, with members and staff of Philadelphia Cricket Club|
2017-2018 J. Wood Platt Facts & Figures
Platt Scholar Financials
-- There are 165 Platt Scholars receiving benefits from the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust.
-- More than $1 million in grants will be distributed during the school year.
-- The maximum grant amount is $10,000 for undergraduates and graduate students
-- The amount of an average grant is $7,863.
-- Fifity of our caddie-scholars have their unmet need completely covered by a Platt scholarship.
-- There is still more than $1.7 million in unmet need for our caddie-scholars after taking Platt grants into account.
-- Twenty-eight of our caddie-scholars have no financial need and are therefore classified as Honorary Caddie-Scholars.
-- The cumulative GPA of our caddie-scholars is 3.2.
Colleges & Universities
-- Platt Scholars currently attend 75 different colleges or universities.
-- The school with the most Platt caddie-scholars is Penn State, with 33 scholars total, counting PSU branch campuses. Other schools boasting a large number of Platt caddie-scholars:
Temple University, 15
Drexel University, 8
University of Pittsburgh, 8
West Chester University, 6
St. Joseph’s University, 6
GAP Member Clubs
-- Our caddie-scholars come from 41 different Golf Association of Philadelphia member clubs.
-- Philadelphia Cricket Club boasts the highest number of Platt caddie-scholars, with 16. Other clubs with large totals:
Aronimink GC, 10
Saucon Valley CC, 16
Philadelphia CC, 9
Llanerch CC, 7
Merion GC, 7
Lehigh CC, 8
Chester Valley GC, 6
Huntingdon Valley CC, 6
Lancaster CC, 6
Pine Valley, 6
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