The Colorado Evans Scholars Eisenhower chapter located in Boulder, Colorado, is unique compared to all the other Evans Scholarship Houses. In 1961, a scholarship was created by Dwight D. Eisenhower to offer young caddies and golfers in need of financial aid an opportunity to attend college.
Many years before, in 1930, the Western Golf Association awarded the first Evans Scholarships to two caddies to attend Northwestern University in the Chicago area. In 1967, the Evans Scholars Foundation, which shared the same interest as the Dwight D. Eisenhower scholarship, combined, giving birth to the Colorado Evans Scholars Eisenhower chapter.
Today, the Evans Scholarship, supported by the Western Golf Association, awards full housing and tuition scholarships to caddies who demonstrate outstanding character, good grades and financial need.
For four years, Evans Scholars live together in a community environment. In 2015, the Scholarship House at the University of Colorado underwent an extensive renovation and 2,000-square-foot addition. The House has new heating, plumbing and electrical systems. The ADA-accessible first floor has a new board room, chapter room, game room and kitchen. The building entrance has been rebuilt, featuring a snow melting system. The House has new windows, paint finishes and flooring. The exterior has been updated to include a relocated basketball court, and a plaza with seating, brick paving and landscaping.