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 In 2018, the TASO-Houston Baseball Umpires Scholarship Foundation Inc. will be awarding scholarships to outstanding high school seniors from the greater Houston area.

To be considered for a scholarship, high school seniors must meet the following qualifications:

The graduating senior must be a member of a varsity baseball team (also student trainers or player managers may apply.)

  • The graduating seniors’ school must use the Houston TASO Baseball Chapter for home games.
  • The graduating senior must enroll in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university for the fall semester following graduation from high school. (Note all scholarships monies are required to be taken within two years)
  • The graduating senior shall disclose all other scholarships awarded to him or her. (Failure to disclose, may result in disqualification)
  • The graduating senior must be willing to attend the awards presentation in June 2018, should they be selected.

If you are eligible for this scholarship, and if you are committed to attending either a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university, submit the online application by April 01 2018 and ALL requested documentation to the Houston Chapter Scholarship Committee at no later than April 15, 2018. The scholarship committee will review all applications the week of April 20, 2018. The scholarship winners will be contacted and awarded the scholarship in June at a date and time to be determined.

Each applicant must submit an essay of no more than two typed pages, double spaced, stating why he or she deserves the scholarship. We cannot stress enough the importance of the applicants clearly delineating any particular circumstances that would help the members of this committee strictly, yet sympathetically, evaluate the applications. This essay is not the time for students to be modest or shy. We need to know of acute need, staggering intelligence, and burning enthusiasm. It is also required that the applicant submit no less than three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from their varsity baseball coach, another must come from a teacher or counselor. The final letter must be from some person not affiliated with any school district.

It is highly suggested the applicant have the school counselor review the material and email the completed application, high school transcript, letters of recommendation, and essay by April 15, 2018 in order to be considered. We look forward to hearing from you.