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Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) college-bound students to receive scholarships07/27/2011 12:43 PM ET
Major League Baseball has awarded 12 college scholarships, valued at $5,000 each per year, to select high school seniors who participate in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program, the Major League Baseball youth baseball and softball initiative. The recipients are receiving the grants through the "RBI for RBI" Scholarship Fund, an initiative created in 2008 to provide financial support for deserving college-bound student-athletes who participate in a RBI league. Each of the scholarship recipients was selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities and financial need. "Through the RBI for RBI Scholarship program, Major League Baseball is pleased to recognize these student-athletes who have demonstrated dedication to achievement, and congratulate them on their academic and community accomplishments," said Tom Brasuell, Vice President, Community Affairs, Major League Baseball."
The 2011 RBI for RBI scholarship recipients are as follows (Name; Hometown; RBI League Name):
The scholarships provide each recipient the opportunity to pursue any field of study at any accredited two-or four-year college, university or vocational school in the United States and Puerto Rico. The need-based payments of up to $5,000 per year may be renewed for up to three years beyond the initial year, or until the award recipient has earned his or her training certificate, associate degree or bachelor's degree. The "RBI for RBI" scholarship fund is administered and funded by MLB. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2011 RBI World Series in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
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