Important Information For Every Nakoma Caddie
Every year Nakoma Golf Club members back the commitment to the Club's Caddie program by generously contributing to one or more of the following scholarship programs.
Nakoma Foundation Scholarships
Every Nakoma caddie who reaches 25 “loops” each season will automatically receive $10 per loop (retroactively and going forward) which will be set aside in that caddie's college education fund. High school students can build this account over the years. The Foundation will issue checks to the appropriate College or University bursar's office when those caddies enroll in college. A recipient must start to use his/her account within one year from high-school graduation or the funds will be transferred back to the program. In 2019, 21 of our caddies earned over $7,500 in Foundation Scholarships.
Jim Rath Scholarships
Like the Nakoma Foundation Scholarships, our Rath Scholarships are unique opportunities available only to caddies and bag-room personnel who work at Nakoma. Each August, qualified candidates may submit applications which are reviewed and discussed by the Rath Committee. Each September a limited (3 - 5) number of scholarships are awarded by the Committee to the most worthy applicants. Criteria for selection include GPA, community service, excellence as a caddie and a demonstrated commitment to Nakoma. In 2019, three $1,000 and four $500 Rath Scholarships were awarded to Nakoma caddies and bag-room personnel.
Evans Scholarships are awarded to the cream of the crop of caddies employed throughout the United States. These scholarships are awarded on a combination of commitment to caddying during high school, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and financial need. Evans Scholars receive four years of free room and tuition at one of over 18 prestigious Universities throughout the nation (including The University of Wisconsin — Madison and Marquette). We have been fortunate to have seen five of our top kids receive Evans Scholarships over the last few years.
These tremendous scholarship opportunities represent an important component to Nakoma Golf Club's commitment to its employees and the community at large. They are a sampling of the countless benefits and life-lessons available to you as a caddie at Nakoma Golf Club.
For additional information on the above Nakoma Caddie Scholarship opportunities contact any member of the Nakoma Caddie/Evans Scholar Committee through the Nakoma Golf Shop.