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Three Portland-area EAGLE students (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) earned full housing and tuition scholarships to the University of Oregon starting fall 2016 through the Evans Scholars Program: Madison High School senior Ngoc Le, Franklin High’s Xingling Guan, and Parkrose High senior Demetrius Wallace. Learn more.
The EAGLE (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) Program is a unique internship program that is a cooperative venture between Portland Parks & Recreation and public high schools located within the city of Portland to expose 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, there are scholarship opportunities available from their involvement in our program.
Since 1992, 80 students have successfully completed college on Evans Scholarships received through our EAGLE program.
PP&R is proud of its long standing partnership with the Evans Foundation. We continue to support youth in the EAGLE Program, as noted above. Our returning EAGLE participants will continue through the Fall of 2017, when they will be eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship.
At this time, we are not accepting any new EAGLE applications. When we are able to recruit new EAGLE Program participants, we will communicate through school district career counselors. In the meantime, students are encouraged to contact the following golf courses about their caddy programs: Columbia-Edgewater Country Club, The Oregon Golf Club, Oswego Lake Country Club, Portland Golf Club, Riverside Golf & Country Club, and Waverley Country Club.