Students: Apply for a Yoseloff Scholarship to attend SABR 42 in Minneapolis

With generous funding from The Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation, Inc., SABR will award up to 10 scholarships to high school and college students who wish to attend the SABR 42 Annual Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 27-July 1, 2012. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation and lodging up to a total value of $1,000.

The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage high school and college-level student engagement with baseball research and to engender an active interest in baseball and SABR. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend SABR’s annual convention and to introduce them to fellow SABR members. 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 2012 SABR Convention

Students must be currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate program, and be under 30 years of age. Some form of age verification (photocopy of driver’s license, passport, etc.) must be attached to your application.

To apply, submit an essay of 750 words or less answering the following questions: “How does attending this conference help you in current and/or future baseball research? Why would this conference be beneficial for you to attend?” Style guidelines are available on the application form.

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 Jim Cassandro at no later than April 1, 2012 and be sent to:

Society for American Baseball Research
4455 E. Camelback Road
Suite D-140
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Questions may be directed to:

  • Leslie Heaphy, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, member of the SABR Board of Directors
  • Jim Cassandro, Ph.D, SABR Director of Operations

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 convention: The SABR national convention is an annual gathering of writers, researchers, fans, players, executives, scouts and many others throughout the baseball community. Attendance is open to all, regardless of SABR membership. The convention includes five days of activities and excursions, including dozens of research presentations, panel discussions and group trips to major league and minor league ballgames. Our 42nd annual convention — SABR 42 — will be held June 27-July 1, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit for more information.

Originally published: November 17, 2011. Last Updated: November 17, 2011.