Support the SLL Scholarship Fund

Updated Thursday February 23, 2017 by SLL.

Since 2000, Smithfield Little League has awarded tens of thousands in college scholarships to a number of former players who, well after their formal years of play, continued to demonstrate the core values of Little League Baseball. The Scholarship Fund is our way of giving back to the players who helped make this league great!

With an anticipated increase in need and applications, the Scholarship Fund needs your help. You can help with a tax-deductible donation to benefit only the Scholarship Fund. As little as $25, $50, $100 or more will provide the resources needed to build and maintain a strong Scholarship Fund. Can we count on you for your support? (Please know that all current Board members have also been asked to make a donation in support of the fund.)

A little more on The Scholarship Fund...

This past September, an Ad Hoc Scholarship Committee was formed. The primary task was to review all aspects of the Fund and submit recommendations to the Board on how to enhance and strengthen this important program. The Committee recommended, and the Board approved the following enhancements:

  • Scholarships will be considered for students attending vocational or trade school in addition to colleges or universities
  • The number of seasons played to be eligible for a scholarship has increased from three to five
  • New efforts to generate revenue to support the Fund
  • Changes to the application review process
  • The formation of a Scholarship Committee to review applications and recommend candidates to the Board

Thank you for your support of Smithfield Little League and the youth of our town! If you have questions, or would like to learn more, you are always welcome to attend any of the General Membership meetings held throughout the year.