The Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. / Bernie Varnadore Scholarship program provides eleven (11) $1,250 cash awards. Each year successful candidates are recognized at a High School Seniors Honor Program or at another appropriate venue. Checks are mailed to the school in early August upon verification of enrollment.
Outstanding High School Seniors that at one time participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply. Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 - 16 & 17; and Dixie Majors Baseball for boys 15 through 19 years old.
Applications are taken from January 1st through April 1st each year with the winners being notified by May 1 of each year.
Mail your completed application and picture prior to April 1 :
Attention: Scholarship Committee
c/o: J. Sandy Jones, Commissioner
Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc.
PO Box 8263
Dothan, Alabama 36304
Fill out the application form, sign and mail to the Commissioner before the April 1st deadline date.
Have your parents or guardian fill out and sign the Financial Statement section of the application form.
Include 2 letters of recommendation. The 2 letters should come from individuals that have a good knowledge of your achievements and potential. One of the recommendations should be from a school official and the other from a person other than a relative. Avoid peer recommendations. No more than two letters are required.
Include or have a statement of participation sent by a LOCAL LEAGUE OFFICIAL. Statement should include: (1) applicant's years of participation; (Note: Beginning with the 2012 awards, years of active program participation will be considered and scored). (2) applicant's attitude when in programs; and (3) applicant's ability to demonstrate team effort and leadership.
Include a copy of your latest High School transcript and ACT or SAT results.
Include a personal essay. It may be 150 words or less, handwritten. Your career objectives, how college ties into that, and how you expect to contribute to society can form the basis of your essay. However, if you choose to be more creative, you may select another format for your essay. The essay provides a way in which to become better acquainted with you, by means other than your achievements, by enabling you to demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself clearly.
Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc., ages 12 and under, has established scholarship programs and applications and these should be made separately to their organization. (Dixie Youth Scholarship Deadline is February 1st)
One individual picture (sports coat preferred)
Financial statement, may include IRS form
Letter of recommendation from a school official
Letter of recommendation from a person other than a relative
Statement of Participation
High School Transcript
Handwritten and Signed Personal Essay
Mail all required information by April 1.