SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee will award $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its 12th annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest in 2020. Students must write a 1,200-word essay answering a question related to one of the Negro League figures who are the namesakes of the scholarships.
Click on a link below to learn more about each scholarship or to download an application. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2020.
- Click here to download the Andrew “Rube” Foster Scholarship application
- Click here to download the Robert Peterson Scholarship application
- Click here to download the Normal “Tweed” Webb Scholarship application
The Jimmie Crutchfield Memorial Scholarship will honor one high school senior with a $1,000 prize and give out one $500 award for special recognition. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2020.
Eligible applicants must be 1) a current high school senior, 2) anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application, 3) planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and 4) carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
Please mail or email: 1) completed application, 2) a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator, 3) lists of high school & community activities, and 4) the 1,200 word essay. All applications must be sent or postmarked no later than May 4, 2020, and emailed to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu.
Each year, the SABR Negro Leagues Committee targets monies to donate books to schools or libraries; raise funds for the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project; and award scholarships to high school seniors in a nationwide essay contest and a nationwide art contest.
To learn more about or to register for the 2020 SABR Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, visit SABR.org/malloy.
Originally published: March 17, 2020. Last Updated: April 22, 2020.