Jenks High School senior Marcello Desjardins recently won one of the nation’s largest privately funded scholarships.
Founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr., the Chick Evans Scholarship is a full housing and tuition scholarship offered to golf caddies. It is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years.
The Evans Scholarship is awarded to caddies who demonstrate a strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial need and outstanding character.
For the past two years, Dejardins has caddied at Southern Hills Country Club. He will attend the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, this fall. “I have been caddying every chance I get,” Desjardins says. “I am excited to embark on my next journey and earn my degree.”