The New York-Penn League and its clubs are pleased to announce that the NYPL Charitable Foundation will award over $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school graduates once again in 2015.
For the seventh year, the NYPL Scholarship Contest is open to any graduating senior from a public or private high school in the surrounding areas of each of the league’s 14 teams. Any student who has been accepted to a two or four-year college, university, vocational school, or technical education institution is eligible. Applicants will be judged based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and the impact of their local NYPL club and Minor League Baseball on their lives.
The contest consists of two stages – a local and divisional round. Applicants begin by applying to their local NYPL team. From those applicants, one winner will be chosen and will become a finalist for the divisional round. The 14 divisional round winners will be separated by the three NYPL Divisions, (McNamara, Pinckney, and Stedler) with the winner of each division winning a $2,500 scholarship. All other local round winners will receive a $250 prize.
“The New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation and our 14 member clubs are pleased to have the opportunity to assist outstanding high school seniors within our league’s footprint for the sixth consecutive season,” said Ben J. Hayes, President of the New York-Penn League. “This program will again recognize those seniors who not only meet and exceed traditional scholarship criteria, but demonstrate the positive community impact and lifelong memories fostered by their local NYPL clubs throughout the year.”
High school seniors in the Harford County-area interested in entering the 2015 NYPL Scholarship Contest can pick up an official application at Ripken Stadium at 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001, or by visiting ironbirdsbaseball.com. Applications must be completed and submitted to the students’ local NYPL affiliate by Friday, June 26, 2015.
Each club’s outstanding student, including the three $2,500 scholarship winners, will be selected in late July and honored at a game in August.
The New York-Penn League and its 14 member clubs created the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, in 2003. The Foundation’s mission is to provide focus and support for the collective and individual charitable and community efforts of the New York-Penn League, its Clubs, and their staff.
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