Saint Ursula Academy and The Evans Scholars Foundation are pleased and proud to announce Julie Ahrnsen ’18 of Mt. Airy as a recipient of the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies for 2018. The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies and is awarded based on a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
“Julie is a real inspiration,” said Saint Ursula Academy Principal Craig Maliborski. “She is a hard worker in the classroom and has shown a strong commitment to serving her community and the world. We are proud of her for this special honor, which is well deserved.”
This fall, more than 260 new Evans Scholars from around the country will begin their college education. Ahrnsen will attend The Ohio State University. She caddied at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati.
For over 85 years, the Western Golf Association has administered the Evans Scholarship, the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship program providing full tuition and housing. It is named in honor of legendary amateur golfer Chick Evans, whose charitable legacy was to send deserving caddies to college. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship are nominated by the sponsoring country club where they caddied. Applicants are evaluated and selected based on four criteria: strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial need and outstanding character. Since 1930, more than 10,000 young men and women have been awarded Evans Scholarships to some of the nation’s top universities. On campus, Evans Scholars live together in a Scholarship House owned by the Foundation.
Saint Ursula Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory, secondary school for young women known for academic excellence and rich tradition. Saint Ursula welcomes students from more than 90 grade schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Academy is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. The campus, located at 1339 E. McMillan Street in East Walnut Hills has been the home of St. Ursula Academy and Convent since 1910. 88% of The Class of 2018 earned college scholarships totaling more than $21-million.