9 from suburbs win Evans scholarships
Dec 30, 2015 6:05 PM - Alec Heyde, a senior at Prospect High School, had plenty of reasons to celebrate on his birthday in November. That's when he learned he was one of 12 caddies in Illinois to win the Chick Evans Scholarship. Nine of the winners were from the Northwest suburbs. The scholarship, funded for the last 85 years by members of the Western Golf Association, covers four years of housing and tuition and is valued at more than $80,000. Evans Scholars are chosen based on a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.