Students who play baseball may be eligible to receive scholarships to support their college education. NCAA Division I offers a limited number of scholarships to highly talented students. Some of these awards cover full tuition while others may be divided and only cover partial tuition. Perhaps one of the most misunderstood facts about sports scholarships is that students are simply required to excel in their sports. The truth is that many scholarships also require athletes to hold strong grade point averages. Thus, many programs are looking for students who can excel both academically and on the field. See below for some of the top baseball scholarships:
IUTIS Club Scholarship
This scholarship provides eligible softball players with a $500 scholarship. In order to be eligible, students must be a graduating senior from Sidney, OH. The student must have been on the IUTIS softball team for boys for four years. Furthermore, applicants must intend to matriculate at any college or university. When reviewing applications, applicants are reviewed based on a number of different criteria. This includes their involvement in the school and in their community, financial need, academic excellent, and their letters of recommendation. Additional information regarding the scholarship can be found at the following website: http://www.commfoun.com/receive/scholarships.php.
California State University – Bakersfield Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to student-athletes who attend CSA-Bakersfield. The amount and number of awards vary depending on the availability of funds. Students are required to apply by the March deadline. Additional information can be found at the following website: https://csub.academicworks.com/opportunities/2578.
Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, have played baseball or softball for at least three years during their high school year, played baseball or softball during their last year of high school, be a graduating senior, plan to play college sports, and live in one of four counties (Stephenson, Winnebago, Ogle, or Boone). In order to apply for this scholarship, students must submit an application prior to the March 1st deadline. Additional information can be found at the following website: http://cfnil.org/scholarships/billy-smith-scholarship/.
American Legion Baseball Scholarships
This scholarship is open to high school graduates who are enrolled at a college or university whose baseball team is a member of the American Legion Post. In order to apply, students must obtain three letters of recommendation. Students can receive scholarships of up to $5,000. Additional information can be found at the following website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/baseball.
Valley City State University Athletic Scholarships
Many of these awards are open to students who play any sport, including baseball. Some scholarships require students to have a minimum of a 3.0 grade pint average while others are open to any student who plays on a sports team. Some of the scholarships are open exclusively to upper classman while others are open to incoming students. A full list of the available athletic scholarships can be found here: http://www.vcsu.edu/financialaid/vp.htm?p=300#0.