Brooklawn Country Club - Caddie / Golf Staff Scholarship Information
As a high school student and Brooklawn caddie or golf staff employee you are eligible for several scholarship opportunities. A summary of these is detailed below and available (with links to the appropriate web site) on the Brooklawn website under the Golf -> Caddie Scholarship tab. Scholarships for these programs are generally granted based on; financial need, academic performance, character/citizenship, participation as a caddie and/or golf staff employee and are renewable for4 total years of undergraduate study. Please direct questions on these programs to the Caddie Master, Head Golf Professional or Caddie Chair.
Brooklawn Caddie Scholarship
Every year, Brooklawn awards a number of scholarships to caddies/golf staff employees that have; worked at Brooklwan for at least two seasons, have a financial need, an adequate academic background and are of sound character. Applications are due by July 15th and awards are granted by August 15th. The scholarships are awarded each year for the coming academic and are renewable for three more years assuming academic compliance. Awards generally range from $3,000-$5,000 per year. A scholarship application is available on the Brooklawn website.
Westchester Golf Association Caddie Scholarships
To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must have served a minimum of two seasons as a caddie or otherwise (caddying, golf course maintenance, work in the pro shop, bag room or on the practice range) at a WGA member club (of which Brooklawn is). The candidate must be recommended by the club, require financial assistance and possess an adequate scholastic record. Applications must be filed by April 30th and are four year scholarships. Scholarship awards vary from $1,000 to $8,000 per year (average of $3,500 per year over the last several years) and are granted for the duration of undergraduate studies. Applications are due by April 30th.
The William (Widdy) Neal Scholarship Fund
The William (Widdy) Neale Scholarship Fund, Inc. is administered by the Connecticut State Golf Association and since inception has awarded $2.4 million in scholarship aid to 514 high school seniors. Although the program was originally organized to benefit caddies, the applicant pool has been expanded to include graduating seniors employed at CSGA member clubs in various capacities (golf shop, caddies, clubhouse workers, grounds staff) who have worked for at least one golf season and who continue to be employed in the current year. Depending on a recipient’s academic good standing and continuing financial need, the scholarships may be renewed for three additional years. As a member of the Connecticut Golf Association, Brooklawn can nominate one graduating senior each year. Applications are due by April 30th.
The Borck Memorial Scholarship
In 1980, former Brooklawn member Chester Borck through the Borck Family Foundation established the Borck Memorial scholarship, which is awarded to deserving students from the Greater Bridgeport area that have shown good citizenship, an affiliation with the game of golf and academic performance in high school sufficient to gain college admission. A scholarship will be awarded to the recipient each semester for four years, conditioned upon satisfactory academic performance. Scholarship applications are due by mid-July
Western Golf Association/ Evans Scholar Foundation
The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies (only) that is renewable for up to four years. Each year, more than 800 deserving caddies across the country attend college on a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record (100 loop min), excellent grades (3.5 unweighted GPA), outstanding character and demonstrated financial need. At the Evans Scholarship Houses (on 14 campuses across the country), students live and work together cooperatively. Each House elects its own officers, runs social and service activities, and participates in campus programs. The application process normally takes place between junior and senior high school years.