With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to four scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference on March 12-14, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. This scholarship will pay for registration, air transportation and lodging up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with baseball analytics, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR’s Analytics Conference and to introduce them to fellow SABR members and professionals within the baseball community. Through this fund, SABR hopes to inspire future baseball research, expose students to high-quality research and build the research capability of interested students.
Download an application form: Click here to apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend the 2015 SABR Analytics Conference
To apply, submit an essay of 750 words or less answering the following questions: “How does attending this conference help you in analytics and/or baseball research? Why would this conference be beneficial for you to attend?” Style guidelines are available on the application form.
Students must be currently enrolled in a high school, college undergraduate or graduate program, and be between 18 and 29 years of age at the time of the conference. Some form of age verification (photocopy of driver’s license, passport, etc.) must be attached to your application.
Submissions must include a brief letter of recommendation from a current high school/college teacher, guidance counselor, or a school administrator. For full details on how to apply, download the PDF application form by using the link above.
All applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to Jeff Schatzki at email@example.com no later than December 31, 2014, and be sent to:
Society for American Baseball Research
4455 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Questions may be directed to SABR Director of Operations Jeff Schatzki.
Only one essay will be accepted per applicant. The scholarship winners will be notified by January 20, 2015.
Note: An applicant may also apply for a Yoseloff scholarship to attend the SABR 45 Annual Convention in Chicago (that application form will be made available when SABR 45 registration opens.) However, an applicant can only be awarded one scholarship, so if applying for both scholarships, the applicant must indicate which scholarship is preferred. Any previous winner of a Yoseloff scholarship is not eligible for a future scholarship. In addition, any participant in the Diamond Dollars Case Competition is not eligible for the Analytics scholarship.
About SABR: The Society for American Baseball Research encourages the study of baseball, past and present, as a significant athletic and social institution; encourages further research and literary efforts to establish the accurate historical record of baseball; and helps disseminate educational, historical and research information about baseball. Since its founding in August 1971, SABR has published more than 100 books or journals, has created more than two dozen research committees, and held countless meetings where members have presented their research.
About the SABR Analytics Conference: SABR brings together the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. The schedule will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels and Research Presentations — plus the unique Diamond Dollars Case Competition, in which undergraduate and graduate students from across the country analyze and present a real baseball operations decision. Visit SABR.org/analytics for more information or to register.
Originally published: October 28, 2014. Last Updated: October 28, 2014.