The New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation has announced the recipients of over $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deserving high school graduates from the league's 14 markets.
The Williamsport Crosscutters are proud to announce that Williamsport High School graduate Kara Hershey has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Kara will be attending Clarion University this fall, majoring in Chemistry.
Also receiving $2,500 scholarship awards were Akash Mishra (Connecticut Tigers) and Noah Land
(Mahoning Valley Scrappers). Ten other students from various league markets received $250 awards.
Now in its ninth year, the 2017 NYPL Scholarship Contest is open to any graduating senior from a public or private high school within the league's footprint. Any student who has been accepted at a two- or four-year college or university, vocational school, or technical education institution is eligible. Applicants are judged based on academic performance, volunteer and extracurricular activities, and the impact their local NYPL club and Minor League Baseball have had on their lives.
"The New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation and our 14 member clubs are pleased to have the opportunity to assist outstanding high school seniors within our league's footprint for the ninth consecutive season," said Ben J. Hayes, President of the New York-Penn League. "This program recognizes those seniors who not only meet and exceed traditional scholarship criteria, but demonstrate the positive community impact and lifelong memories fostered by their local NYPL clubs throughout the year."
The New York-Penn League created the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, in 2003. The mission of the Foundation is to provide focus and support for the collective and individual charitable and community efforts of the New York-Penn League, its Clubs, and their staff.
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