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Evans Scholarships sending 70 high school caddies to college for free

70 high school students & caddies earn Evans Scholarships
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- A group of 70 high school seniors in Chicago and the suburbs will be going to college for the next four years without paying a dime for housing or tuition.

It's all thanks to the Evans scholarship, which is awarded out to students who work as caddies at area golf clubs while in high school.

To earn the scholarship, students need to show a strong work ethic while caddying, an excellent academic record, and outstanding character.

The Western Golf Association in Glenview sponsors the scholarship named for golfer Charles "Chick" Evans, who was the first amateur to win both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur in one year. He grew up in Chicago caddying at the Edgewater Golf Club, and won the U.S. Open in 1916.

Since 1930, the scholarship named in his honor has helped more than 11,000 caddies go to college.

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