American Legion Baseball scholarships are available to the more than 65,000 players participating in the 2017 Legion Baseball season. The 2017 American Legion Baseball scholarship nomination form is available online here.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application form along with three one-page letters of recommendation from a Legion coach or manager, Legion post commander or adjutant, and a community leader (teacher, Scout leader, minister or church leader, principal, etc.). Applicants must also complete the authorization form at the end of the application, including signatures from the player, parent or guardian, and post commander.
Applications and testimonial letters must be submitted to the department headquarters in the Legion player's state and postmarked no later than July 15. Applications should not be submitted to American Legion National Headquarters. Each applicant is considered for a scholarship of $500 or more from the department headquarters.
Department headquarters must submit their department-level baseball scholarship winner to National Headquarters by Aug. 4 for consideration for The American Legion All-Academic Team scholarship, sponsored by Diamond Sports – the official baseball for American Legion Baseball tournaments. Eight players will be selected to receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. A ninth player, selected as the most outstanding member of the All Academic Team, will be awarded an additional $5,000 scholarship.