WESTCHESTER – A recent Nazareth Academy graduate was awarded with the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship in May.
The scholarship provides golf caddies with full college tuition and housing and is renewable for up to four years.
Patrick Quinn, a Westchester resident, said he's unbelievably excited to use the scholarship this fall at Marquette University.
"[The scholarship] means everything," Quinn said. "It means the world to me and my family. My parents are very happy."
About 200 student caddies each year receive this award from The Evans Scholars Foundation. Quinn said he's honored to be given the scholarship, knowing it wouldn't have been possible without the help of a lot of people.
Although the scholarship is only guaranteed for one semester, Quinn said it can be earned again through maintaining a certain GPA and meeting varies guidelines.
Quinn – who plans on studying chemistry and attending pharmacy school in the future – began his caddying career five years ago at Westchester's Chicago Highlands Country Club. He said he started caddying simply because he needed a job.
"I wanted to caddie because I was in need of a summer job close to home and now I do it every weekend and I love it."
More about Patrick Quinn
Family: Parents, Paul and Colleen and brothers, Kevin and Connor
Hobbies: Hanging with friends, going to see movies and playing sports.
What he's most excited about for college: "I'm excited to go away to school and meet the people I'm living with. I'm excited to experience college and all the learning."