The Decker Sports Velocity Scholarship is a $600 scholarship awarded to the most qualifying college student every semester. The Velocity Scholarship was created to celebrate and support students who embody the spirit and values of baseball and softball.
Athletics, in any form, builds and promotes relationships, teaches discipline, shows you how to collaborate, communicate and work as a team, promotes self control, and in general shapes us to be who we are.
We want to hear your story. In a few paragraphs, tell us how baseball or softball has helped you to become who you are today. How has your family, teammates and coaches built you up and supported you through your journey? In your response to these questions we would love for you to share a specific memory with us.
We will share these stories on our blog at www.deckersports.com. The winner will be chosen based on the story that is well written, thought filled, genuine and shows the most spirit for the game!
Applications now being accepted for spring 2017
Application Deadline: December 10th
Winner Announced: December 20th
Eligibility Requirements for the Scholarship
Students must be US or Canadian citizen, a senior in high school or enrolled in a university or college in the United States or Canada. The student’s enrollment status must be in good standing.
Decker Sports, LLC employees and their family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Submission of more than one application per year by the same individual will result in disqualification.
Deadline for Entries
The deadline for all entries is December 10th.
Please email your completed entry with required attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following personal information should be provided with the attachment:
- Full name
- Mailing address and street address, if different
- Phone number
- Email address
- Area of study and anticipated date of graduation
- Name and mailing address of the university or college accepted into or currently attending.
$600 towards a semester of college tuition.
Scholarship Entry Requirements
Please submit one written 500 word essay on the following topic:
- What values has baseball or softball instilled in your life? How are they valuable?
Entries will be judged by Decker Sports, LLC. Judges will evaluate the essay on originality, creativity and thoroughness. The use of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation will have bearing on the judging. Plagiarized entries will be automatically disqualified.