South St. Paul resident Emmanuel “Manny” Bonilla Galvez from St. Agnes School awarded the WGA’s Chick Evans Scholarship

Twelve Minnesota high school seniors were awarded the WGA’s Chick Evans Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition scholarship and the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs, including South St. Paul resident Emmanuel “Manny” Bonilla Galvez from St. Agnes School.

 WGA directors, Evans Scholars alumni and other program supporters interviewed each of the nominees at the selection meeting. Each caddie has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. The full tuition and housing college scholarship is valued at an estimated $100,000 over four years. 

 The Minikahda Club selection meeting was just one of more than 20 meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. Currently, a record 965 caddies are enrolled at 19 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,600 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr. When the 2017-18 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 275 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship. 

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