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NABF Scholarships

The National Amateur Baseball Federation has a history of helping sandlot baseball to grow.

The organization was brought into existence in 1914. Since then, in times of peace and prosperity, despite wars and recessions, there always has been the year-after-year on-field excitement of the NABF National Tournaments.

In 1984, an NABF Scholarship Fund was established and the first scholarship was presented in 1985. Named after the NABF executive director emeritus of the NABFand his wife, the Ronald and Irene McMinn Scholarship is an annual Award. In 1988, Mr. McMinn, in memory of his late wife Irene, generously endowed the fund so that several NABF scholarship awards could be made each year.

In 2000 Edward "Red" Carrington, past President of NABF and long time President of Fort Wayne Baseball Federation, bequeathed a generous scholarship fund in memory of both him and his wife Germaine. Red Carrington had a remarkable, durable and effective relationship with the NABF which he joined after the conclusion of World War I. The Germaine and Edward "Red" Carrington Fund and the McMinn Fund are the basis for the overall NABF Scholarship program.

To be eligible for a NABF scholarship, all applicants (i.e. ballplayers and/or volunteers) must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and be in good standing. All applicants must also be a current participant in a league properly sanctioned and sponsored by a National Amateur Baseball Federation member association.

Self-nominated candidate(s) are not eligible for this scholarship award.

Selection of the award winner will be made by the federation’s scholarship awards committee. It will be based on grades, financial need, and previous awards to candidates from a sponsoring association.

Click here to open the NABF Scholarship Application. 


NABF Salutes Scholarship Finalists

2017 NABF Scholarship Finalists
Collin Affolder Bethel College Portland Rockets/Heartland League
David Hamrick, Jr. Wittenberg University The Diamond League
Christopher Neuhaus Kings College Metropolitan Baseball League
Scott Seymour The Ohio State University Greater Toledo Amateur Sports Foundation
John David Topik Hinds Community College Mississippi NABF
Annie Newton (Recipient of the Inaugural Rebecca Blackburn Memorial Scholarship) Aquinas College Battle Creek City League

NABF Scholarship Award History

1985 Chris Burr St. Francis College George B. Kelley
1986 Scott Tedder Ohio Wesleyan University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1987 Chris Willerer Hillsdale College Little Caesar’s
1988 James Timko Youngstown State Youngstown Class “B”
1989 Michael J. Adams Allegany Community College George B. Kelley
1989 Rob Hines Pacific Lutheran University Eastside Youth Baseball League
1989 John M. Nye Ohio Wesleyan University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1989 Brian Spears Wright State University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1989 Kenneth J. Tirpack Ohio State University Youngstown Class “B”
1990 Jamie Anderson Hanover College Kentucky Bluegrass League
1990 Stephen R. Best Ohio State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1990 Garth Goodlett Hanover College Kentucky Bluegrass League
1990 Randall Jones Kalamazoo College Little Caesar’s
1990 Thomas Rubino Manhattan College Richmond County Federation
1991 Sean McNally Duke University Long Island Baseball
1991 Rand O’Neil Spaw Davidson College Derby City Baseball
1991 James R. Ellicott, Jr Xavier University Suburban Area
1991 Andrew J. Banks Wright State University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1991 Brian Frellick Siena Heights College Little Caesar’s
1991 Joseph Vondracek Xavier University Little Caesar’s
1991 George R. Glover Bowling Green Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1991 Bradley A. Martin Carson-Newman College Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1992 Ryan J. Eberhart Ohio University Youngstown Class “B”
1992 Brian M. Harmon Sinclair Community College Dayton Amateur Baseball
1992 Justin M. Hayes Bellevue Community College Puget Sound Baseball
1992 Matthew Wilkinson Flagler College Florida Amateur Baseball
1992 James Henson Kent State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1993 Steven D. Bastian Kalamazoo College Little Caesar’s
1993 Brian J. Dougherty Elizabethtown College Burlington County Am Legion
1993 Edmund Emerson Mercer University East Cobb Baseball
1993 Kevin L. Lauer Jacksonville University Maryland State Baseball
1993 Brian I. McKitrick Ohio University Youngstown Class “B”
1993 Randy T. Rogers Carson-Newman College Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1993 Brian Schwade University of Dayton Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1993 Jon P. Zimmerman Sinclair Community College Dayton Amateur Baseball
1994 Jason Colley Ashland University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1994 Patrick Hoag Baldwin-Wallace College Suburban Area
1994 Kevin Kramer University of Pittsburgh Parade Grounds League (NY)
1994 Jeffrey Luterewk Indiana Institute Technology Little Caesar’s
1994 Chris McAuley Emory University East Cobb Baseball
1994 Aaron Meyer Miami University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1994 Anthony Schnapp Ohio University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1994 Donald Sigman Bowling Green Miami Valley Baseball (OH)
1994 Scott Michael Capital University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1994 Kevin Smith Youngstown State Suburban Area
1995 Theopailus Belcher Ohio State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1995 Jason M. George Ohio State University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1995 Corey Huff Lincoln Trail Junior College Lexington Dixie Baseball (KY)
1995 Kevin M. Kane Florida State University Stan Musial Spring Hill (FL)
1995 David T. McColloch Ball State University Little Caesar’s
1995 Jason D. Roe Wollford College American Legion #165 (OH)
1995 Jason T. Russell Shawnee State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1995 Adam D. Samuelson Fairfield University Bridgeport Seenior City (CT)
1995 Brannon Whatley Kennesaw State College East Cobb Baseball (GA)
1995 Derrick Wright Ohio State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1996 Ryan D. Fox Messiah College Anne Arundel Legion (MD)
1996 Chris D. Douglas Central College Arvada Junior Baseball (CO)
1996 Blake Watson Dekalb College Mid South Baseball
1996 George Rosamond University of Mississippi Mississippi NABF League
1996 Jordan Welsh Bucknell University George B. Kelley Baseball
1996 Derek Williamson Middle Tennessee State Mid State Amateur Baseball
1996 Jason Bozarth Bowling Green American Legion League (OH)
1996 Rustin Swackhamer East Tennessee State Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1996 Jamie Wolfe Miami University Dayton Amateur Baseball
1996 Craig M. Suttman University of Dayton Dayton Amateur Baseball
1997 Daniel R. Markun Benedictine University Joliet Boys Baseball, Inc.
1997 Michael Fahio St. John’s University King Plaza Baseball (NY)
1997 Jeff R. Evans Washington State University Washington State NABF
1997 Richard Blanc Bowling Green State Suburban Area Baseball
1997 Curtis M. Douglas York College Arvada Junior Baseball (CO)
1997 Daniel McConnell Penn State (Altoona) George B. Kelly Baseball
1997 Shawn Targgart University of Illinois Ft. Wayne Baseball (IN)
1997 David Masterson Bellarmine College Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
1997 John C. Vollstedt Jacksonville, Florida Florida East Coast Baseball
1997 Gregory D. Levitt Ricks College Idaho Dayton Amateur Baseball
1998 Andrew J. Petersen Regis University, Colorado Joliet Boys Baseball (IL)
1998 Damian L. Michalak Eckerd College, Florida Baltimore Metro League (MD)
1998 Michael Rolih University St. Francis, Illinois Chicago Northwest League (IL)
1998 Sean S. Ryan Bowling Green State, Ohio Toledo Amateur Baseball Fed.
1998 Ryan P. Hutchison Western Kentucky University River City Baseball (IN)
1998 Nicholas Bertino Illinois State University Joliet Boys Baseball (IL)
1998 Michael L. Wineke Campbell University, (NC) Baltimore Metro League (MD)
1998 David M. Walker University of Louisville, (KY) Derby City Baseball, Inc. (KY)
1998 Peter Serra St. Francis College, (NY) Kings Plaza Baseball League
1998 Peter Lotus University of Illinois-Chicago Skyscraper League, (IL)
1999 Josh McKinney Southeastern Illinois College River City Baseball, Inc.
1999 John F.Corcoran, Jr Butler University, Indiana Joliet Boys Baseball
1999 William S. Stanton Valparaiso University, Indiana Lakeside Amateur Baseball
1999 Ivan Truvillo Central Florida, Florida Florida Space Coast
1999 Mark Kastantin Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Anne Arundel Baseball
1999 Jon-Kyle Davis Western Kentucky, Kentucky Christian County Baseball
1999 James R. McGough Shippensburg University, PA GB Kelley Amateur Baseball
1999 Jeff Kleist Defiance College, Ohio Dayton Amateur Baseball
1999 Jason Jaworski Pace University, New York Bridgeport Baseball
1999 Todd Pickthorn Bluffton College, Ohio Dayton Amateur Baseball
1999 Matt Swanson University of Charleston, WV Miamisburg Baseball
1999 John C. McCurdy, Jr University of Maryland, MD Chesapeake Baseball
1999 Jared Lovin University of Dayton, Ohio Southwest Ohio Baseball
1999 Brad W. Tokarz Valparaiso University, Indiana Lakeside Amateur Baseball
1999 Caleb Kimmel Valparaiso University, Indiana Lakeside Amateur Baseball
2000 James Keathley Aurora University Skyscraper Baseball
2000 Jeffrey Dinwoodie George Mason Old Dominion
2000 Michael Zollars Penn State University Dayton Amateur Baseball Assn
2000 Wes Page Ohio Dominican College Central Ohio Amateur BB Fed
2000 Michael Brown Northern Illinois University Chicago Northwest
2000 Tyler Mott Ohio Wesleyan University Central Ohio Amateur BB Fed
2000 Matthew Deckman Ball State University Ft. Wayne Baseball
2000 Grant Harper Marshall University Tri-State Baseball
2000 A. J. Dimichele Fairleigh Dickerson Federation of Amateur Baseball
2000 Robert Lenoir University of Richmond First State Baseball
2000 Justin Libey Manchester College Ft. Wayne Baseball
2000 James Olds University of Cincinnati Southern Indiana
2001 Richard Zuccaro Carthage College Macomb, MI Amateur Baseball
2001 Jacob Mays Northwestern OK State Univ Northside Baseball Association
2001 Thomas Habitz, Jr. University of Michigan Little Caesars Amateur Baseball
2001 Mike Wlodarcayk Boston College First State Baseball
2001 Michale Buswell Sacred Heart University Bridgeport City Baseball
2001 Richard Bergen West Virginia Wesleyan Central Florida Baseball
2001 George Harris University of Central Florida Orlando Baseball
2001 Brooks Norris University of Maryland Baltimore Metro Baseball
2001 Chandler Ganick Northwest Shoals College Mid States Amateur Baseball
2001 Bradley Colvin University of Cincinnati Dayton Amateur Baseball
2001 Matt Martino Mesa Community College Chicago Northwest Baseball
2001 Eric Fauld University of South Florida Orlando Baseball
2001 Jeff Jennings Glen Oaks Community College Ft. Wayne Baseball Association
2002 Noah Booth Wichita State University Northside Baseball Association
2002 Adam C. Eakes Middle Tennessee State University Mid State Amateur Baseball Association
2002 Kristopher J. Keith Cerro Cosso Community College Welland Renegade Baseball, Inc.
2002 Justin R. Smith Southern Polytechnic State University Georgia Baseball Association
2002 Neil M. Groat Hendrix College Metro Amateur Baseball League
2002 Shawn C. Phillips Delaware State University Eastern Shore League (M.S.B.A.)
2002 Brian D. Minix Manachester College Ft. Wayne Baseball Federation
2002 Adam C. Remillard University of Dayton Dayton Amateur Baseball Commission
2002 Bret H. Marts Case Western Reserve College Miami Valley Amateur Baseball Federation
2002 Brock N. Hunton Wallace State Community College Central Ohio Amateur Baseball Federation
2003 Timothy M. Thoreson Cumberland College Orlando Baseball
2003 Evan C. Smith Kent State University Southwest Ohio League
2003 Greg Ihlenburg Presbyterian College East Cobb Baseball
2003 James Hyland Cornell University Tri-State Palomino League
2003 Eric Screeton Manchester College Ft. Wayne Baseball
2003 Zachary D. Stere University of Pittsburgh G.B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation
2003 Timothy L. Mentrasti Pace University Westcherster Baseball
2003 Sean W. Talbott Otterbein College Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
2003 Erik Smith Valparaiso University Suburban Area Amateur Baseball
2003 Joseph Thomas Zahora Ohio Northern University Southwest Ohio League
2003 Mike Ziehr Bowling Green University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
2003 Adam Uscicki Bradley University Merto Amateur Baseball
2003 Nicholas Capowski Marietta College Long Island Connie Mack League
2004 Jarret S. Anderson Middle Tennessee State University Mid-State Amateur Baseball
2004 David William Folino University of Dayton Dayton Amateur Baseball Commission
2004 Brad Koewler Christian Brothers University Rawlings Nationals
2004 Charles “Shane” Long West Virginia State University Tri-State Baseball Association, Inc.
2004 Joe Oliver Eastern Kentucky University Lakeside Amateur Baseball, KY
2004 Christopher Schacca Mount Saint Mary College Long Island Connie Mack
2004 Steve Storck University of Maryland Baltimore Metro Baseball
2004 Kenneth Warden Ohio Dominican University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
2004 Kevin Zalnis University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Northwest
2004 Matthew D. Zeak Saint Francis University G.B. Kelley Amateur Baseball
2005 John C. Emmert, III Franklin & Marshall College Long Island Connie Mack League
2005 Quinn R. Ewert Michigan State University Chicago Northwest
2005 Thomas Farina New Jersey Institute of Technology Long Island Connie Mack League
2005  Kyle James Fletcher Calvin College Ft. Wayne Baseball Federation
2005 Brian T. Goll Manhattan College Long Island Connie Mack League
2005 Michael Thomas Hill East Carolina University Tri-State Baseball Association, Inc.
2005 Adam G. Kamen Pennsylvania State University Long Island Connie Mack League
2005 Daniel J. Leddy University of St. Francis Lakeside Amateur Baseball
2005 Robert J. Riehl Michigan State University Northwest Suburban League
2005 Matthew Scott Staso Mount St. Mary’s University Baltimore-Metro Baseball
2006 Peter P. Arena Boston College Long Island Connie Mack League
2006 William Evan Balbach University of Dayton Southwest Ohio League
2006 Joseph G. Jobst, II West Virginia State University Tri-State Baseball Association
2006 Louis A. Lewandowski Southeastern University Central Florida Amateur Sports
2006 Jonathon McKay John Carroll University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball Federation
2006 Brandon Thomas Miller Miami University Southwest Ohio League Baseball Federation
2006 Cory Patterson Olivet College Midwest Super League
2006 Martin Richard Roberts Ballarmine University Derby City Baseball, Inc.
2006 Nick D. Robinson North Central College Lakeside Amateur Baseball
2006 Roger Shimanovsky Grinnell College Lakeside Amateur Baseball League
2007 Russell “Rusty” Brown Averett University Virginia NABF
2007 Louis James Coppola University of Cincinnati Youngstown Class B League
2007 Andrew Nicholas De Jong Purdue University Fort Wayne Baseball Federation
2007 James C. Gill Swarthmore College Eastern Shore Baseball
2007 David R. Hoffman Augustana College Chicago Northwest
2007 Steven R. Keeler Fordham University Long Island Connie Mack League
2007 Alexander J. Lowman Ohio State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball Federation
2007 Thomas E. Nichols, Jr. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Continental Collegiate League
2007 Mark D. Sidoti Plattsburgh University Eastern NY Travel Baseball League
2007 Jonathan W. Smith St. Bonaventure University Buffalo Muny AAA
2007 Eric Randall Stall University of Illinois Skyscraper Baseball
2007 William Zachary Stuck Anderson University Southwest Ohio League
2007 Aaron M. Thompkins Furman University Diamond League
2007 Eric J. Weiser Community College of Baltimore County Orlando Baseball League
2008 William P. Tecklenburg Ohio Dominican University Miami Valley Amateur Baseball
2008 Michael A Trainer Capital University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball
2008 Ryan Mouch Oberlin College Toledo Amateur Baseball Fed
2008 Kyle Just Georgetown College Derby City Baseball
2008 Joseph Caraballo Chestnut Hill College Long Island Connie Mack League
2008 Andrew Cauchi LehighUniversity Long Island Connie Mack League
2008 Ryan D. McMillin Western Michigan University Chicago Northwest
2008 Joseph Mitchell Michigan State University Midwest Alliance Travel Baseball League
2008 Michael I. Cracchiola Saint Michael’s College Federation Amateur Baseball League
2008 Zachary W. Folger Liberty University Virginia Amateur Baseball / NABF
2008 Paul Messina University of Central Florida Orlando Baseball League
2009 Mathew Safko University of Maryland Parade Ground League
2009 Aaron Mayfield Western Kentucky University Derby City Baseball
2009 Tray Sanderson Urbana University Miami Valley Amateur Baseball Federation
2009 Jarret Levine Western Michigan University Mid-West Alliance Travel Baseball League
2009 Andrew Bumgardner Shawnee State University Central Ohio Amateur Baseball Federation
2010 Ethan Blumenthal Oberlin College  Chicago Northwest
2010 Brendyn Dabrowski Metropolitan Comm College St Louis Amateur Baseball Association
2010 Michael Fermin N.Y. Institute of Technology Parade Ground League
2010 Christopher Graurin Canisius College Buffalo Muny
2010 Colin Henneberger Hamilton College Long Island Connie Mack League
2010 Ryan Kelly Clark University Skyscraper Baseball League
2010 Benjamin Klimek Wabash College Ft Wayne Baseball Federation
2010 Michael Michon University of Virginia Skyscraper Baseball League
2010 Nicholas Pupo Philadelphia University Continental Collegiate League
2010 Alexander Rothstein State University of New York Stony Brook Long Island Connie Mack League
2010 Michael Scarcello University of Buffalo Buffalo Muny
2011 Edward A. Bryner Johns Hopkins University MSBA- Frank Riley League
2011 James Cauchi Fordham University Long Island Connie Mack League
2011 Frank A. Cordio Boston College Long Island Connie Mack League
2011 Matthew Focella Georgetown University Long Island Connie Mack League
2011 Peter E. Krysztof St. John Fisher College Buffalo Muny AAA
2011 Aaron M. Mills Lebanon Valley College Blue Ridge League
2012 Nicholas Pedraita Molloy College Long Island Connie Mack League
2012 Chris Harrell University of Cincinnati Diamond League
2012 Kaylan Pratt North Carolina Wesleyan College Greensboro Pride
2013 James Ahlrich  Hinds Community College Mississippi NABF, Jackson, MS
2013 Joshua Beams Indiana University Southeast Derby City Baseball Louisville, KY
2013 Stephen Bove  Adelphi University Parade Ground League, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Lucas DiFabbio Washington College West Haven Twilight League, West Haven, CT
2014 Brian Hakes Indiana Institute of Technology Ft. Wayne Baseball Federation, Ft. Wayne, IN
2014 Peter Cady Valencia College Orlando Baseball League, Orlando, FL
2014 Joseph Walsh State University of New York-Old Westbury Federation of Amateur Baseball Leagues, Kings Park, NY
2014 Colton Mears Mississippi College Mississippi NABF Baseball, Southaven, MS
2015 Auguste Leach Wheaton College Parade Ground League
2015 Chance Brewer Seminole State College of Florida Orlando NABF
2015 Christopher Jeletic Rochester Institute of Technology Maryland State Baseball Association
2015 Korey Keyser Pennsylvania College of Technology Maryland State Baseball Association
2016 Gregory Walsh SUNY Purchase College Federation of Amateur Baseball League
2016 Matthew Borrelli University of Missouri St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association
2016 Sean McCracken Johns Hopkins University St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball League
2016 Tanner Gaerke Washington and Jefferson College Ohio Independent Wood Bat League
2016 Timothy Dold Hofstra University Maryland State Baseball Association
2017 Collin Affolder Bethel College Portland Rockets/Heartland League
2017 David Hamrick, Jr. Wittenberg University The Diamond League
2017 Christopher Neuhaus Kings College Metropolitan Baseball League
2017 Scott Seymour The Ohio State University Greater Toledo Amateur Sports Foundation
2017 John David Topik Hinds Community College Mississippi NABF
2017 Annie Newton (Recipient of the Inaugural Rebecca Blackburn Memorial Scholarship) Aquinas College Battle Creek City League