Ella Grillo ‘24 & Lily Grillo ‘24 recipients of the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies

Regina Dominican High School is proud to announce that two members of the Class of 2024 are the recipients of the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies. Congratulations and Paws Up to Ella Grillo ‘24 and Lily Grillo ‘24! This fall, Ella Grillo will be attending Michigan State University and Lily will be attending the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign. 

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. For more than 90 years, the Western Golf Association has overseen the Evans Scholars Program, which is among the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs. It is named in honor of legendary amateur golfer Chick Evans, whose charitable legacy was to help send deserving

Caddies to college.

“Lily and Ella Grillo showed that hard work and academic success pays off by winning one of the most prestigious private scholarships available to students.” said Regina Dominican’s college counselor Christine Beeftink. “It's been incredible to see how they have gained admission, with full scholarships to two of the finest Big 10 universities.”

In addition to their summer commitment of caddying, Ella and Lily are both three-sport athletes at Regina Dominican. Ella has been a member of the Regina Dominican Volleyball, Bowling and Softball teams, while Lily has been a member of the Golf, Bowling and Softball teams. Lily has  also made an appearance in the State sectionals for Golf. With their commitments to academics and athletics, both Ella and Lily also find time to work on Regina Dominican theater productions as members of the Tech Theater Crew.

Recipients of this prestigious scholarship are nominated by the sponsoring country club where they caddie. Applicants are evaluated and selected based on four criteria: strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial needs and outstanding character.

Since 1930, more than 12,000 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.

This fall, more than 320 new Evans Scholars will begin their college education.