SABR’s Jerry Malloy Negro Baseball League Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to attend college and work towards a college degree. Two scholarships will be awarded to the students who write the most compelling essay on a topic pertaining to Negro League baseball.
Eligible students must have a grade point average of 2.5 by the end of their junior year in high school. They may apply for the scholarship in their senior year provided they plan to attend a U.S. accredited college or university.
To apply, students should be knowledgeable about the history of black baseball as they will be required to write a 1,200-word essay on a topic that relates to the history of the Negro League.
Applications will be judged according to student academic performance, quality and depth of essay writing, and involvement in school, community and church activities. The scholarship rewards students who excel in school and have a strong interest in the Negro Leagues and baseball in general.
Since 2007, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Negro Leagues Committee has awarded scholarships to high school seniors pursuing higher education. SABR was organized in 1971 for the purpose of researching the history of baseball. The non-profit, member-based organization includes people from around the world who all share a passion for baseball.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.
For more details, visit www.sabr.org/malloy