Mother McAuley High School senior Kathryn Alvarez, of Mt. Greenwood, has been named a recipient of the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship.
Alvarez is a caddie at Ridge Country Club, and at McAuley, she is enrolled in honors and AP classes and participates in the National Honors Society, Science National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. She also is a member of the McAuley golf team, science club and is an active youth ministry leader at St. Christina Roman Catholic Church.
Alvarez, a graduate of St. John Fisher Elementary School, is currently undecided in her college selection, and she is considering the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where her brother is currently an Evans Scholar, Indiana University and Marquette University.
The Foundation is named in honor of amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. The Chick Evans Scholarship Foundation, sponsored by the Western Golf Association, offers the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.
Since 1930, the Chick Evans Foundation has awarded nearly 11,000 scholarships for full tuition and housing college scholarships to hardworking caddies with limited financial means. The average value of an Evans Scholarship is $100,000.
The program also provides academic, professional and social resources that help students maintain a cumulative 3.3 grade-point average and 95-percent graduation rate.