Since 1994, Little League® International has honored the memory of its founder through the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship. At its annual luncheon on Thursday, May 23, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds. In 26 years, Little League has awarded $202,600 to 212 students, including this year’s honorees.
“For the past 25 years, we have continued to honor the memory and legacy of our founder Carl Stotz with this scholarship program and are pleased to once again honor 10 young men and women with this unique assistance for their higher educational pursuits,” said Stephen D. Keener, Little League President and Chief Executive Officer. “Each of these graduating seniors have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and service to others. We look forward to the bright future that these students have ahead.”
Of the five male and five female recipients, one male student and one female student each received a $2,500 scholarship, with the eight other finalists receiving $1,000. From the 49 scholarship applicants this year, the recipients of the $2,500 scholarships are Allison Dowell (Loyalsock Township High School), who is expecting to attend DeSales University, and Quinn Deitrick (Loyalsock Township High School), who is expecting to attend Penn State University.
The other eight finalists, receiving $1,000 scholarships, are: Sabrina Barner (Muncy), Jaela House (South Williamsport), Eric Karschner (Hughesville), Cole Phillips (Jersey Shore), Madison Reeves (Montoursville), Daniel Rogers (Montoursville), and Elaina Stone (Williamsport), and Evan Stutzman (Hughesville).
About the Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship
The scholarships perpetuate the memory of Little League’s founder, Carl E. Stotz, recognizing his commitment to the development of youth in Lycoming County. The year following his passing, in 1993, the Little League International Board of Directors established this scholarship program to recognize Mr. Stotz’s commitment to the local, Lycoming County community, and commemorate his vision in creating a community-based organization to provide a competitive, healthy outlet for children to learn the values of teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship.
The Stotz Scholarship recognizes high school seniors from Lycoming County school districts who excel in academics and citizenship. In order to be considered, a graduating senior must be in the top 25 percent of their class at one of the nine Lycoming County high schools. In addition to academics, the applications are reviewed on merits of good citizenship and whose spirit exemplifies effort, determination, and persistence in attaining the goal of higher education. Each interested senior submits two letters of recommendation and an essay on what they hope to achieve through higher education. Applications for the scholarship are generally accepted between December and March.