Saanich student scores 4-year scholarship working Oak Bay links

Mount Douglas Secondary School student Aleksej Milojevic is the latest golf caddy to receive a four-year full scholarship through his work at Victoria Golf Club.

Milojevic received the Western Golf Association’s Chick Evans Scholarship — which covers housing and tuition.

Milojevic, whose family immigrated to Canada from Serbia in 2007, plans to study business administration at the University of Washington in Seattle starting this fall.

“Going to college in the United States has always been a dream of mine, but it always seemed out of reach given my family’s financial situation,” Milojevic said in a statement.

As soon as he joined the Victoria Golf Club’s Evans Caddy Scholarship Program, getting ready to apply to college became a priority.

“In my long time caddying, I’ve fallen in love with the course, the game of golf and the members I’ve had the honor of caddying for,” Milojevic said. “In many knowledgeable personal conversations, I was educated in a variety of different careers from members who were experts in their respective disciplines, the most fascinating of which was business.”

The four selection criteria for this scholarship are good caddy record, outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. It was worth more than $125,000 over four years.

“Aleksej set our club’s all-time record for caddy rotations in a single season, showing his incredible determination,” said Jenny Dobell, Director of the Western Golf Association and member of Victoria Golf Club. “We know he’s going to do great things and are excited about his future.”

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