Portland Parks & Recreation and the EAGLE (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) caddie program seek high school student applicants for a unique internship – one which could result in a full college scholarship to the University of Oregon.
Pictured are students in the EAGLE program at Eastmoreland GC in 2019 (with Vincent Johnson on the far right).
The EAGLE program is a partnership between Portland Parks & Recreation, the Western Golf Association, and public and private high schools located within the city of Portland. The program works by introducing students to all aspects of golf course operation through paid work and instruction. Qualified students are paid an hourly wage, receive work credit hours and have a mentor who monitors their progress.
Evans Scholarships are supported by the Western Golf Association, and valued at more than $100,000 over four years. The requirements for an Evans Scholar are based on financial need, good citizenship, being in the top 10% of one’s high school class (private or public school), and two years either caddying or working in the golf business.
EAGLE students successfully completing the program become eligible to apply and compete for an Evans Scholarship during their senior year of high school. This scholarship provides college tuition and housing at the University of Oregon and may be renewed for up to four years.
For opportunities to earn an Evans Scholarship at other Northwest facilities, visit Western Golf Association, or contact Bill Moses at 847-724-4600 or [email protected].