DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
For the eleventh consecutive year, the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation will host a scholarship competition for graduating high school seniors from each of the league's 14 markets. This year, a total of $10,250 in one-time scholarships will be awarded as part of the competition in the form of three (3) scholarships of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) and eleven (11) in the amount of two-hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
The New York-Penn League is the oldest continually-operated Class-A league in Minor League Baseball. The league has 14 Major League Baseball-affiliated member clubs located in eight states - Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The NY-Penn League Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created to give back to the communities where NY-Penn League member clubs operate.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Students eligible for this competition must be graduating seniors from an accredited public or private high school within the market of one of the 14 New York-Penn League franchises. The geographic market of each club is unique to each franchise and shall be determined by each club. Scholarship awards must be applied towards any 2-4 year college or university, vocational or technical education institution or program. Family members of owners and front office staff from the 14 NYPL clubs are not eligible to participate in the competition.
HOW IS THE RECIPIENT SELECTED?
Awards are judged on several criteria, including academic performance (min. GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale), examples of leadership, community service, extracurricular activities and the impact the applicant's local NYPL franchise has had on his/her life. The student must include a copy of his or her transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a letter of acceptance from the institution they plan on attending. Applications must be completed and returned to their closest NY-Penn League Club by Friday, June 7, 2019. Each NYPL club will choose one application to submit to the NY-Penn League Charitable Foundation Selection Committee to compete in the final round against winning submissions from the other 13 clubs. The committee will review the applications, and three (3) one-time scholarships in the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) and eleven (11) in the amount of two-hundred fifty dollars ($250) will be announced in mid-July.
- All applicants must meet the above criteria.
- Please fill out the enclosed application form completely (re-typed answers are preferred). Answer questions 8-13 on a separate piece of paper. Applications that are not completely filled out are subject to a reduced score or disqualification.
- Attach a copy of your school's transcript and a letter of acceptance from the institution you plan on attending.
- Enclose three letters of recommendation complete with name, address, and phone numbers.
- Please submit your completed application to your hometown/local NY-Penn League Club by June 7, 2019.
*Please note it is important that you submit your application materials to your nearest New York-Penn League club. DO NOT send applications directly to the New York-Penn League office. Addresses for each NYPL team are provided on the last page of the application.*