Scholarship Application

The B.A.T. Scholarship Program is designed to award worthy recipients with financial assistance to promote financial self-sufficiency by assisting in the pursuit of needed educational/vocational opportunities related to career growth goals.

If approved, recipients will receive financial assistance determined by the Scholarship Committee for their desired education. Scholarships shall cover a period no longer than one academic or program year.


Applicant must:

  • Be a former Major League or Minor League Player. Applicants must have at least one day of Major League service as a player or at least two full seasons of service as a player with a Minor League club that was a member of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.
  • Be applying to an accredited institution or program, to include vocational schools and accredited online programs as deemed appropriate by the Scholarship Committee on a case-by-case basis. Final disbursement of any scholarship award shall be subject to the prior enrollment by applicant in the approved college and/or course.
  • Recipients are required to comply with all academic and institutional rules, regulations and guidelines and to abide by all governing laws of their school/program.

Applications must include:

  • A completed application including a target college, anticipated major and/or courses to be completed, level of education completed to-date and extracurricular activities.
  • Proof of family income in the form of income tax returns.
  • Two letters of recommendation (e.g., mentor, professor/teacher, employer, former employer, etc.).
  • Additional information or documentation may be requested by the Scholarship committee.


Applications may be submitted to the B.A.T. office at any time. Consideration of applications and awards shall be based on the time such funds are needed for the desired program.


  • A recipient may seek additional assistance by completing a new scholarship application.
  • Recipients must provide attendance and academic records for the past award(s) periods.
  • The period covered by any scholarship shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee in accordance with the program’s guidelines.