Stephen Arechabala, left, Ryan Schmidt, center, and Jared Smith, right, were the initial three Caddie-Scholars to earn a Platt Evans Scholarship at Penn State University. Based in Golf, Illinois, the Evans is the largest caddie scholarship organization in the world. They offer full tuition and housing scholarships to their recipients, who then live together in an Evans Scholarship House at 17 different universities across the country. All three entered college in the fall of 2015.
They were joined at Penn State in the fall of 2016 by two new Platt Evans Caddie Scholars, Mark McLaughlin of Merion Golf Club, and Vincent Lucchesi of Llanerch Country Club. To read about Mark and Vincent, click here. Including our original Platt Evans Caddie Scholar, Christian Smith of Llanerch, there are six Platt Evans Caddie Scholars as of fall 2016.
Click on the link for more information about the Evans Scholars Foundation.
A candidate for the scholarship must apply to both organizations and be interviewed by representatives from both organizations. The selection process for this scholarship differs from that of a regular Platt grant and is highly selective. Candidates must have excellent academics in addition to an outstanding caddie record and a diverse set of extracurricular accomplishments. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply during early fall of their senior year of high school.
Please contact Brad Kane, Platt Scholarship Director, with questions about the Platt Evans Scholarship at firstname.lastname@example.org.