Mundelein High School Senior, Jonathan Martin, was recently notified that he is a recipient of a prestigious Chick Evans scholarship which pays full tuition and housing for four years of college/university study. Martin will begin his college career at Miami University of Ohio in the fall.
“It feels like a lot of weight has been lifted from my shoulders,” Martin said of the award. “It feels great to make my mom proud.”
The Evans Scholars Foundation awards full tuition and housing scholarships to high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. Established in 1930 by the Western Golf Association and celebrated amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr., the Foundation administers the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies. Currently, 965 students are enrolled at 19 universities, including 14 where the Evans Scholars Foundation operates Scholarship Houses. More than 10,500 men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars.
“I’m looking forward to living with the great group of guys and girls at Miami,” Martin said. “I have been a caddie for going on six years at the Ivanhoe Country Club and I enjoy caddying because it has taught me many great life skills.”
While at MHS Martin is a student newspaper editor and is a member of the lacrosse and golf teams. He plans to study business/finance at Miami.