Platt Evans Scholarship

Applications for a 2020-21 Platt Evans Scholarship, at Penn State, will be taken beginning August 1!

Stephen Arechabala, left, Ryan Schmidt, center, and Jared Smith, right, were the initial three Caddie-Scholars to earn a Platt Evans Scholarship at Penn State University. Based in Golf, Illinois, the Evans is the largest caddie scholarship organization in the world. They offer full tuition and housing scholarships to their recipients, who then live together in an Evans Scholarship House at 17 different universities across the country. All three entered college in the fall of 2015.

They were joined at Penn State in the fall of 2016 by two new Platt Evans Caddie Scholars, Mark McLaughlin of Merion Golf Club, and Vincent Lucchesi of Llanerch Country Club. To read about Mark and Vincent, click here.

In the fall of 2017 they were joined by Reid Moncada, of Doylestown Country Club, and Austin Farinella, of Llanerch Country Club. Click here for a profile of Reid and Austin.

And in the fall of 2018 they are being joined by Parker Bria, of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, Jack McCormick, of Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club, and William Morris, of Philadelphia Cricket Club. Click here for a profile of our newest trio.

A candidate for the scholarship must apply to both organizations and be interviewed by representatives from both organizations. The selection process for this scholarship differs from that of a regular Platt grant and is highly selective. Candidates must have excellent academics in addition to an outstanding caddie record and a diverse set of extracurricular accomplishments. Candidates are highly encouraged to apply during early fall of their senior year of high school. The scholarship is only available at Penn State.

For more information, and to apply, go here: Evans Scholars Foundation.

Please contact Brad Kane, Platt Scholarship Director, with questions about the Platt Evans Scholarship at