2020 SLL College/Trade Scholarship

UpdatedMonday February 24, 2020 byStan Dorsey.

Smithfield Little League (SLL) is proud to once again offer scholarships to former players who embody the ideals and values of the league. One-year scholarships will be awarded to eligible individuals to assist with college tuition and- new this year- with fees associated with the first year of trade school instruction.

Application materials may be found at the bottom of this page, or students may complete and submit their application online (note, some materials must still be mailed to the scholarship commmittee).

In regard to eligibility for a SLL Scholarship, it is important to note that seasons of play is not the only criteria considered. The league believes that an applicant's’ service to the league should be considered equally with playing time. Service could include the number of seasons as an umpire, serving as a “Challenger Buddy”, helping to coach a team or attending games in support of the players or other efforts in support of youth baseball in Smithfield.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a scholarship:

  • Minimum of five seasons of play in Smithfield Little League (Note, rec., all-stars and fall ball each count as one "season". For example, if a player played rec. and fall ball, that is two seasons.)
  • Service to the league other than play
    • i.e. Umpire, Challenger Division volunteer, coach, etc.
  • Acceptance to an accredited college, university or trade school.

Please download and complete the application materials at the bottom of this page and mail no later than Monday, April 6, 2020, to the address at the end of the application.

All applications must include the following:

  • Complete and signed application
  • Character reference or letter of recommendation
  • 500-word, or less, essay

A committee comprised of members of the SLL Board of Directors will review all applications. Those selected for a scholarship award will be notified in June during Honors Night at Smithfield High School. Congratulations once again on your upcoming high school graduation and best of luck in your future endeavors.


Smithfield Little League Scholarship Committee


2020 SLL Scholarship Application