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Because of the Covid pandemic, and with so many of the schools opening and closing throughout the 2020-21 school year, it became difficult put together a standard program for all area schools. So, in order to be fair, it was decided to postpone the senior's scholarships this spring. However,  to make up for this, we have determined that scholarship opportunities will be expanded for the 2021-22 school year to include FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS.  Therefore, please check back to  our website to get the particulars, both for high schools SENIORS and for college FRESHMEN. 


NEW :   In addition to our normal area wide scholarship program, BSI is working with the World Affairs Council, the United Nations Association - USA and others, to promote global co-operation and awareness. We do so, because sports has long been a means for international cooperation and friendly competition. It is in that spirt, BSI will assist students in the Pittsburgh Region and their peers in Europe, to interact and explore the importance of the UN and our alliances. Plans are underway to possibly include Sports Federations in Belgium, Austria and The Netherlands who could provide support for the program. Specialized Scholarships will also be introduced as part of this new initiative. More information will be posted on our website soon.


SUCCESS. Our project in co-operation with the World Affairs Council of Pgh was a success. We hosted a Student Leadership Forum at Robert Morris Univ. Nearly 150 high school seniors and faculty members from 14 area school districts took part. We arranged for 3 great presenters- US Congressman Conor Lamb; Jessica Friedrichs (Carlow University) and a former French Consul Jean-Pierre Collet and they covered the importance of US alliances, diplomacy and volunteerism -at home and abroad. Leo Trich was very impressed by the students and how interested they were in world engagement. That was our goal. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED and to all who helped make it possible. Five $1000 scholarships, $1000 each, will be awarded. Selections will be made from among those who attended.  
Those selected : Madeline Ganoe (Rotary Club of Pgh Award); Atharv Bhave (Washington Co. Chamber of Commerce Award); Michael Koroly (North Franklin Twp. Business and Recreation Authority Award); Olivia Estright (BSI Larry Kushner Award) and Rhea Karim (BSI Leaders Award) 

The selection committee followed this format - selection based (1) on school/community leadership involvement, (2) Volunteerism, (3) financial need and (4) scholastic achievements (grades     


Ballpark Scholarship Inc, (BSI) was founded in 2001 and is a non-profit volunteer organization. We are devoted to supporting the further education of young athletes from Western Pennsylvania and to promote their leadership in the community. Although the original mission included the building of profession sports venue (Home of the Washington Wild Things), as a way to promote economic development and enhance the quality of life through sports entertainment, that mission also includes providing college scholarships. In doing so, we assist area high school seniors further their education. In addition, BSI wants to reward and promote area athletes who show leadership traits and a desire to help their schools and community, by volunteering their time to help others.

Please look over our website and see how you might help us in our mission.  We encourage you to part in our efforts. Join us our mission -   EDUCATION & LEADRESHIP Through SPORTS.
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