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 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference on September 10-12, 2021, in Rockford, Illinois. This scholarship will pay for registration, transportation, and lodging (double occupancy) up to a total value of $1,250.
The objective of this scholarship fund is to encourage student engagement with the diverse scope of baseball, and to engender an active interest in baseball research and SABR. The Yoseloff scholarship is to assist young researchers who want to attend the SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball 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 2021 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference
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 and/or career? 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. Proof of attendance at the 2021 Women in Baseball Conference will be required for reimbursement. 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 Leslie Heaphy at email@example.com no later than August 2, 2021, or be sent by mail to:
Cronkite School at ASU
555 N. Central Ave. #416
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Only one essay will be accepted per applicant. The scholarship winners will be notified by August 13, 2021.
Note: Any previous winner of a Yoseloff scholarship is not eligible for a future 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 Women in Baseball Conference: SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center present the third annual Women in Baseball Conference, scheduled for September 10-12, 2021, at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois. This year’s conference theme is “Breaking Barriers: Women in Baseball Around the World.” Registration will be available soon at SABR.org/women-in-baseball-conference.
Originally published: June 16, 2021. Last Updated: June 16, 2021.