SABR Women in Baseball Scholarship

Toni Stone (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)Each year, SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee is pleased to award a scholarship to high school seniors in its Women in Baseball Essay Contest. Students are 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.”

All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked and sent to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at or Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd., North Canton, OH 44720. Eligibility requirements:

  1. Current high school senior
  2. Anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application
  3. Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  4. Carry a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year

The application must be completed in full to be considered. Submission must include the application, essay, letter of recommendation from school administrator or teacher, confirmation of GPA, expected graduation, and list of activities involved in at school and community service. The Scholarship Committee of the Women in Baseball Committee will review all applications and make one selection. Only one essay per applicant. Questions can also be addressed to the committee: Leslie Heaphy (, Jay Hurd (, Emily Hawks (, Callie Maddox (, or Emma Charlesworth-Seiler ( Click on a PDF link below to read the winning essays.  

Past recipients


  • Morgan Haupt, Derby, Kansas


  • “More Than a Peanut: Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson,” by Qamar Saitovski, Indiana Digital School