Deadline extended! Students, apply now for a SABR Negro Leagues Committee scholarship in 2020

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.

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.

Questions can also be addressed to the scholarship committee judges: Philip Ross (ldfross@gmail.com), Mel May (mel.may@tri-c.edu), and Derrick Jones (dcjones4@cox.net).

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.

This page was last updated March 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm MST.