Bradenton, FL - The Florida State League Scholarship Committee has awarded twelve (12) $1,500 educational scholarships to deserving applicants from across the League. The Bradenton Marauders are proud to announce that Joseph Schneider has been selected as a scholarship recipient. Schneider works for the team as a batboy.
This is the eighteenth (18) straight year for the program, which is funded by the Miami Marlins and the Florida State League. Each scholarship has a monetary value of $1,500 and is presented to a student employee, child or grandchild of an employee. A total of 216 scholarships have been awarded to qualified applicants since the inception of the program.
Schneider, a 2015 graduate of St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton, is currently attending the University of Florida. He is majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in exercise physiology. A lifelong lover of baseball, Schneider aims to use his degree to pursue a career in athletic training for a professional baseball team.
The scholarship winners will be guests of the Miami Marlins on Sunday, July 30 at Marlins Park. An on-field ceremony will be held to recognize the recipients prior to the Marlins' 1:10 p.m. game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Marauders will recognize Schneider in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, July 22, during which Schneider will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
The Committee awarded the scholarships after a review of applications submitted by each candidate. The award is based both on financial need and achievement of a grade point average of 3.0 or higher 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 2017 Fall Term.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, call 941-747-3031, visit www.bradentonmarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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