SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee is pleased to award one scholarship to a high school senior in its Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2021.
Due to the generous donations of committee members, the Women in Baseball Committee has awarded a $500 scholarship to Qamar Saitovski, a graduate of the Indiana Digital School, with an essay on Negro Leagues pioneer Mamie “Peanut” Johnson.
Students were asked to write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: “Choose one person or event in women’s baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance.”
Saitovski is currently a freshman majoring in psychology at the University of Buffalo. He hopes to become a school counselor and educational psychology researcher for students. His dream is for everyone in the world to participate in their hobbies and talents no matter who they are or where they come from.
Eligible applicants for the Women in Baseball Scholarship were current high school seniors who were anticipating completion of their high school diploma at the time of application, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year.
For more information about the SABR Women in Baseball Research Committee, click here.
To learn more about the annual Women in Baseball Essay Contest, click here.
Originally published: November 17, 2021. Last Updated: November 17, 2021.