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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

EAGLE Program Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Winners

2016 Evans Scholarship Winner - Ngoc Le2016 Evans Scholarship Winner - Xingling Guan2016 Evans Scholarship Winner - Demetrius Wallace

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.


  • Only sophomores attending public high schools within the city of Portland* are eligible to apply for this two-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.

A history of interest in the game of golf is not required. EAGLE students successfully completing the program become eligible to apply and compete for an Evans Foundation Scholarship in their senior year. This scholarship provides college tuition and a housing at University of Oregon and may be renewed for up to four years, valued at $80,000.

*Students who attend high schools that are not located within the city of Portland can 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.