SABR's Negro Leagues Committee will award $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in its annual Thomas R. Garrett Scholarship essay contest. 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. These scholarships are open to any senior attending any college in the upcoming school year.
Each scholarship requires an essay, list of school and community accomplishments along with a letter of recommendation. Students can apply for all 4 scholarships but can only win one. Eligible applicants must be a current high school senior anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and carrying a minimum 2.6 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.