Carmel, IN (February 18, 2020) – After a final selection interview at Hillcrest Country Club in Indianapolis, IN, one Indianapolis-area student from the Cohoat & O’Neal Caddie Program has been awarded the Evans Scholarship. This scholarship provides full college housing and tuition to students who are caddies and is renewable for up to four years at either Indiana University in Bloomington, or Purdue University in West Lafayette. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. Overall, there were 13 students from across Indiana who were awarded scholarships at the January 30th final selection meeting.

Grayson Wittbrod has participated in the Cohoat and O’Neal Caddie Program since 2016. His character and work ethic made him an outstanding applicant and now recipients for the Evans Scholarship. Grayson attends Noblesville High School. He plans to attend Purdue University in the Fall.  

Started in 2014, the Cohoat and O’Neal Caddie Program has a total of 11 students who have become recipients of the Evans Scholarship:  

NameSchoolCollegeYear Selected
Grayson WittbrodNoblesville High SchoolPurdue2020
Jacob EspeyWestfield High SchoolPurdue2019
Nicole NeuenschwaderWestfield High SchoolIndiana2019
Ashley HedgesWestfield High SchoolPurdue2018
Amber HedgesWestfield High SchoolPurdue2018
Hannah VanderboschCathedral High SchoolPurdue2017
Elliot ShideLawrence North High SchoolBall State*2017
Hayden BauschkaCarmel High SchoolPurdue2016
Ethan ParsleyWestfield High SchoolIndiana2016
Megan HedgesWestfield High SchoolPurdue2016
Andrew HedgesWestfield High SchoolPurdue2016

The Evans Scholarship, founded and administered by the Chicago-based Western Golf Association in 1930, is available to both young men and women who have worked as caddies, have excellent academic records, possess outstanding character, and have demonstrated the financial need to fund a college education. The Evans Scholarship has 18 house chapters in leading universities across the country.

It’s estimated that after the final selections are completed in April, over 280 new scholarships will be awarded nationwide. Scholarship funds come mainly from contributions by 32,000 golfers across the country who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Cohoat and O’Neal Golf Management is currently looking for candidates for the 2020 Caddie Program. If you have an 8th or 9th grader with exemplary grades (over 3.5 GPA) and financial need to pay for college, please contact us to apply to be a caddie this summer. The application and questionnaire can be found on either the Prairie View Golf Club website or the Wood Wind Golf Club website under “Caddie Program.” If you have questions, please contact one the following members of the Cohoat and O’Neal Team:

Jake Peacockjake@prairieviewgc.comPrairie View Golf Club Head Professional
Jeff Cohoatjcohoat@cohoatandoneal.comDirector of Sales
Lisa Morrissettlmorrissett@cohoatandoneal.comAVP Operations

*awarded Evans but declined in order to attend Ball State University on a music scholarship.

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