AUBURN - Auburn High School student and local golf caddie Quinn Cahill has been awarded a full tuition and housing college scholarship, valued at over $125,000 over four years.
Cahill, who plans to study computer science, is one of two Massachusetts students announced as recipients of the Ouimet Evans Scholarship this week. The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund and the Evans Scholars Foundation annually co-sponsor the scholarships.. Awardees of the scholarship must demonstrate a strong record as a golf caddie, excellent academics, financial need, and outstanding character.
Cahill caddies at the Worcester Country Club. at 2 Rice St. in Worcester. He was interviewed for selection on Dec. 20.
“My love for the game of golf inspired my caddying career. It was there that I learned hard work and perseverance through the demanding physical job of being a caddie,” Cahill said.
The scholarship is co-sponsored by the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund and the Evans Scholars Foundation.
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund was established by friends of Francis Ouimet in 1949 to honor his contributions to the game of golf. The fund has awarded more than 6,500 golf caddies, pro shop, and grounds crew employees more $47 million since its founding.
Ouimet was an amateur golfer who won the U.S Amateur Championship in 1914 and 1931, and the U.S. Open in his home town of Brookline in 1913.
Tee Evans Scholars Foundation has been supported by the Western Golf Association since 1930. The Evans Scholars Program is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies, with 1,100 caddies currently enrolled in 22 universities in the U.S.