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Babe Ruth League/Babe Ruth Alumni College Scholarship Program

BABE RUTH LEAGUE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
As college costs are a major challenge for most families, in 2001, Babe Ruth League, Inc.  established a College Scholarship program to provide financial assistance to former Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball players looking to further their education beyond high school. Funds for the Babe Ruth League, Inc. College Scholarship are generated from the annual Babe Ruth League Golf Outing, along with donations from Babe Ruth League partners K&K Insurance and Rawlings Sporting Goods.

CRITERIA FOR THE BABE RUTH LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP 

  • You must have participated in a Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball League anytime during the ages of 4-18.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • You must be a high school senior or an enrolled college student at the time of application.
  • You must be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • You must complete an application to be submitted to Babe Ruth League, Inc., along with a copy of your official high school transcript, 200-word essay, and verification of registration at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, by June 30 of each year.  (If verification of college enrollment is not available at the time of application submission and you are selected to receive a scholarship, such verification will be required before a check is issued.  Accepted forms of verification include a tuition bill or semester schedule.)

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IRBY LUQUETTE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
The Irby Luquette Endowment Scholarship was established in 2014 by Luquette’s son, Gary Luquette. The endowment is available each year to award deserving Babe Ruth League graduates from the Southwest Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) with a college scholarship.  (First consideration is given to students from Louisiana.  If award criteria is not met, consideration will be given to students from the other states in the southwest region.)  The funds may be applied to tuition and/or books. 

Irby Luquette of Abbeville, Louisiana, has given close to 60 years of dedicated service to Babe Ruth League as a coach, manager, League President, District Director, State Commissioner, Regional Commissioner, Tournament Director and World Series consultant.

CRITERIA FOR THE IRBY LUQUETTE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP  

  • You must have participated in a Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball League anytime during the ages of 4-18.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from one of the states in the Babe Ruth League Southwest Region.
  • You must be a high school senior or an enrolled college student at the time of application.
  • You must be enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • You must complete an application to be submitted to the Babe Ruth League Alumni Association, along with a copy of your official high school transcript, 200-word essay, and verification of registration at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, by June 30 of each year.  (If verification of college enrollment is not available at the time of application submission and you are selected to receive a scholarship, such verification will be required before a check is issued.  Accepted forms of verification include a tuition bill or semester schedule.)

Both scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s high school academic achievement, participating activities, community involvement and on the contents of the essay.  The Babe Ruth League or Irby Luquette Scholarship is a one-time award and cannot be combined with any other Babe Ruth League or Alumni sponsored scholarships.  Both scholarships are not dependent upon collegiate athletic participation.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS

Click here to download a Babe Ruth League/Alumni Association College Scholarship Program Application. The completed application and all requested materials must be sent to:

Babe Ruth League
1670 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

 

Babe Ruth League and the Alumni Association are proud of its commitment to provide financial assistance to former Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball players through the Babe Ruth League/Alumni Association College Scholarship Program. Our #1 goal is to make a difference in the life of a child.  We are dedicated to providing our participants with the very best educational, sports experience possible. Through the scholarship program, we can continue to enrich their lives long after their days on the baseball and softball diamond.

Each year, we are overwhelmed by the many applications we receive and with the incredible accomplishments of each applicant.  The combination of these two factors make the decision of the Scholarship Committee very difficult.  We kindly solicit all Babe Ruth League volunteers, alumni and friends of the program to support these worthy causes by way of a financial donation and/or the establishment of an endowment fund.  Youth are the future of our nation.  They are our most important resources, and we must aim high for them.  It is imperative that we help ensure our next generation’s continuing scholastic needs.

If you have further questions on how to give to the scholarship programs or how to set up an endowment fund, please contact Theresa Cleary via phone at 609-278-2308 or via email at theresa@baberuthleague.org.  To make a gift now, please click here.