Application deadline: April 6, 2018
Link: EAGLE Program website
The EAGLE program (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) is a unique internship program that is a cooperative venture between Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), The Western Golf Association, and public high schools located within the city of Portland, aimed at introducing students to all aspects of golf course operation. Qualified students are paid an hourly wage, receive work credit hours, and have a mentor who monitors their progress. In addition, scholarship opportunities are available from their involvement in our program.
Since 1992, over 80 students have successfully completed college on Evans Scholarships received through PP&R’s EAGLE program. PP&R is proud of its long standing partnership with the Evans Foundation and continues to support youth the EAGLE Program.
PP&R’s EAGLE program is accepting applications through April 6, 2018, from qualified freshmen currently enrolled at high schools located within the City of Portland. Students interested in joining the EAGLE Program should contact Portland Parks & Recreation’s Carolyn Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-5076.
EAGLE Program Eligibility Requirements
- Only freshman attending public high schools within the city of Portland* are eligible to apply for this three-year program;
- Students who are selected for the program work in the clubhouse or on the golf course at minimum wage;
- All participants are required to work full-time during the summer;
- Must have good attendance in school;
- Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5;
- Must come from a financially disadvantaged family;
- Must go into the EAGLE Program with the expectation of completion; and
- Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from a school counselor and/or teacher.
*Students who attend high schools that are not located within the city of Portland should visit the WGAESF website for caddie opportunities.
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Application deadline - Friday, April 6, 2018
Evans Scholarships are supported by the Western Golf Association, and valued at more than $100,000 over four years. The requirements for an Evans Scholar are based on financial need, good citizenship, being in the top 10% of one's high school class, and two years either caddying or working in the golf business.
A history of or current interest in the game of golf is not required. EAGLE students successfully completing the program become eligible to apply and compete for an Evans Scholarships during their senior year of high school. This scholarship provides college tuition and housing at the University of Oregon and may be renewed for up to four years.
“The EAGLE caddie program is a successful Portland Parks & Recreation partnership with public high schools,” says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. “We want more young people to follow Portland’s previous Evans Scholarship winners and take advantage of this unique and rewarding program where they have the opportunity to gain work experience while earning money, and potentially continuing their education through a full college scholarship.”
“The EAGLE caddie program is one more way we provide our mission of ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland’,” says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. “I encourage all interested students with drive and initiative to apply in what could be a life-changing experience!”