Bradenton, Fla. - The Florida State League Scholarship Committee has awarded twelve $1,500 educational scholarships to applicants from each team in the League. The Bradenton Marauders are proud to announce that Katie DiGirolamo has been selected as a scholarship recipient.
The scholarship winners will be guests of the Miami Marlins in pre-game ceremonies on Sunday, August 18 at 1:10 PM.
The Committee awarded the scholarships after a review of the applications submitted by each applicant. The award is based both on financial need and grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students eligible for this award must be an employee of, or the child or grandchild of an employee of the participating club and must be at least a high school junior by the 2013 Fall Term.
The scholarship will aid DiGirolamo during her senior year at Stetson University, where she majors in General Business Administration with a minor in Sport Business. After completing her degree she hopes to work in the front office of a professional sports team or within a collegiate athletic department. DiGirolamo competes on Stetson's Sand Volleyball Team and was named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team this year. DiGirolamo has worked for the Marauders for three seasons, most recently as a Sales and Marketing Intern.
The Miami Marlins have sponsored this program for fourteen (14) years and have contributed a total of $136, 500. Florida State League President Chuck Murphy stated "This program is one of the best things we do in the League and I congratulate the Directors and General Managers on their dedication and enthusiasm in administering this program." The purpose of the program is to send a message that an education is key to success in life.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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