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Laura and Van Scott
Pennsylvania District 27 Little League Higher Education Scholarship

The Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 to offer financial aid to one baseball and one softball participant from District 27 each year. Laura and Van have over 35 years of service to Little League with over 45 years of combined service to District 27. The recipients of this award reflect the mission of Little League and the dedication to community service as exemplified by the Scotts. The amount of the scholarship for 2021 is $1,000 each for baseball and softball.

Shortly after relocating to southeast Pennsylvania, Van and Laura took to Little League as one of the ways to channel their energies as well as to give something to the community. The Scotts are founding members of Pottstown Little League with Van serving as the first league president and Laura serving on the League Board. During their time at Pottstown, Van and Laura also served as Assistant District Administrators under Tony Marra in PA District 23. In 1993, District 23 was split into 3 districts with Van taking the District Administrator position and Laura taking the Financial Coordinator position for District 27. Over the next eleven years, these two were the heart and soul of PA District 27 spending countless hours in organizing and managing the affairs of District 27. Van and Laura stepped down from their district roles in 2004 but remained active in Little League for many years. 

Scholarship Details

Recipients shall meet the following criteria:
 

  • Have participated for four or more years in PA District 27 Little League. Leagues in PA District 27 include Berwyn-Paoli, Chester Valley, Coventry, Devon-Strafford, Exton, Great Valley, Lower Merion, Lower Perkiomen, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Radnor-Wayne, and Upper Providence
     

  • For the current academic year, are either:

    • A high school junior or senior pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution, or 

    • first year college students at an accredited institution
       

  • Submit the scholarship application by the due date below

How to Apply

Completed applications must be submitted by September 1, 2021. Submit completed application in any one of these ways: 

  • By U.S. mail to:
    Suzanne L. Battaglia; C/O Scott Scholarship
    2711 Grove Avenue, Unit 5
    Richmond, VA 23220

     

  • By e-mail to:
    SBattaglia@yahoo.com
    (submission from the applicant’s e-mail address is accepted in lieu of a signature)

Selection Process

The Laura & Van Scott Scholarship Administrator (Suzanne Battaglia) will review all applications, de-identify the applications, and forward the applications to the Committee. The Committee will determine the recipients by a predetermined voting process. The Committee will not know the names of the applicants nor their league affiliation. Laura and Van will determine the winner(s) in case of a tie. The scholarships are normally announced at the District 27 Annual Banquet in the Fall. However, since the banquet has been postponed due to COVID-10 restrictions, winners will be notified through U.S. Mail to their home addresses. Scholarship checks are issued directly to the recipients upon proof of enrollment in their respective institutions of higher education.

You may send questions to the Committee by email to SBattaglia@yahoo.com

How to Get Involved

Funding of the scholarships currently comes from interest earned on PA District 27 funds, a 50-50 raffle at the annual banquet, and through donations. Donations are gratefully accepted and can be sent to: 


Suzanne L. Battaglia; C/O Scott Scholarship
2711 Grove Avenue, Unit 5
Richmond, VA 23220

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