Baseball Scholarships

Baseball scholarships are more plentiful than scholarships in many other sports, and players of all skill levels may find themselves eligible for a number of awards offered not only by the college they plan to attend, but by local leagues and organizations. Most of the local scholarships place some weight on financial need, extracurricular activities and academic records, but for some you only need to prove you have played on those local teams to be eligible.

Most of the larger schools have scholarship funds offered by alumni who have played on their college team, or funding dedicated to drawing talented baseball players to that college. Often coaches may be able to choose whether to divide available funding among a group to form the strongest team or give the bulk of funding to one particularly talented player that has impressed them on the field and that they would like to recruit. But don’t rule out the lesser-known funding sources, as they may be far less competitive and just as generous as awards given by your college.

Check out some examples of baseball scholarships below. For additional information about baseball scholarships and awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at

American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship.

Applicant must have graduated from high school or have enrolled at a college or university, be on a current roster with American Legion National Baseball [...] More

Bobby Sox Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines:
Graduating high school seniors who have participated in the Bobby Sox Softball Program for at least five seasons are eligible for scholarships from the program’s scholarship fund. Participation in Mini Sox, Bobby Sox, or American Girl is considered for eligibility. Awards range from $100 to $2,500, and applicants are judged based on academic and educational achievements, recommendation letters, [...] More

Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program™
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Scholar Athlete Program recognizes exceptional student athletes that are performing well in the classroom and on the field. To register for the scholarship, students need to apply online or be nominated by a coach, teacher, parent or friend. Students must be a senior in high school, currently attend a Washington State High School, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in a sport. Students can [...] More

Dixie Boys Baseball Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Outstanding high school seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply for the Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old; and [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education. There wasn't much money in the beginning. The first eligible players graduated in 1961, one $500 scholarship and one $250 scholarship were awarded. And from its modest beginning, the scholarship program has grown to an [...] More

IUTIS Club Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 12, Annually
To be eligible for the IUTIS Club Scholarship, applicant must be a high school senior who participated in the IUTIS Club (Sidney, Ohio) boys softball program for at least four years and must be planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university.

Selection will be based upon academic achievement, community and school service, and [...] More

Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 12, Annually
To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, applicant must be a Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating senior who is pursuing an associate or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution, have a high school GPA not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale and must have participated in no less than five (5) athletic seasons [...] More

PONY Baseball/Softball Alumni Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
An Alumni Scholarship for graduates of the Pony League, Colt League and/or Palomino League is available through the PONY Baseball/Softball Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for a scholarship a PONY baseball or softball player must play on a PONY affiliated Pony, Colt and/or Palomino team for at least two years prior to application and be a senior in high school. The Scholarship [...] More

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More

WWU Scholar-Athlete Award
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Awards are available for basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and women’s volleyball. Coaches determine recipients of these awards based on demonstrated talent and skill. If the athlete has an ACT of at least 27, they are eligible for this award. A WWU GPA of at least 3.0 is required for renewal.

Check out the WWU athletic website for more [...] More

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