Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association

2019 MSHSBCA Scholarship Application



Welcome to the 2019 MSHSBCA Scholarship Application with the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association.  Once again in 2019, we are proud to announce that 14 scholarship winners will receive $500 from MSHSBCA.

This registration will allow you to provide contact information and submit application materials.  Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. If an applicant does not complete the application correctly or misses a step in the process, that applicant will be eliminated from consideration.  

Scholarship criteria:

  1. Applicant must plan to enroll in college for the 2019-2020 academic school year.
  2. Head baseball coach at the school must be a MSHSBCA member.
  3. Must have a GPA of 3.0(B) or better  
  4. The student’s transcript must accompany this application.
  5. Applicant must have participated in baseball.
  6. Student must submit a 250 word(maximum) essay describing the impact that participating in baseball has had on the student’s life.  
  7. Two letters of recommendation are required from high school faculty members(teachers/coaches/administrators are good sources).  Recommendation letters used for college applications may be used for this scholarship.
  8. Application deadline is April 1st.  Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. on April 1st.  This is a time sensitive application, applications received after April 1st at the time listed, will not be considered.
  9. Submit a head shot photo(prefer a senior picture) via the registration as well.  If selected, we would like to use these to display on our website.

Applications will be judged on:

  1. Academics, GPA.
  2. Involvement in the school.
  3. Electronically submitted essay.
  4. Athletic Achievement.
  5. Letters of recommendation.

MSHSBCA Scholarship Checklist

(you will need all of these to complete this application)

  •     Transcript from school counseling office.
  •     250 word(maximum) typed essay describing the impact that baseball has had on your life.  
  • Submit a head shot photo(senior picture preferred).
  •     Two letters of recommendation from high school faculty members.  
    • College application letters of recommendation may be used.

Submit completed application by April 1st at 11:59 p.m

If you have questions or problems uploading any of the documents, please contact Todd Smrekar at tsmrekar@c-ischools.org

MSHSBCA Scholarship Award Announcement

The scholarship winners will be chosen by a committee of MSHSBCA members.  Announcement of the winners will be made by June 1st, 2019.   Winners will receive a letter in the mail, with instructions for receiving the $500 scholarship.  The check will be mailed to the selected college during the fall of 2019, once verification of enrollment is received.


Please direct questions to:

Todd Smrekar

Phone: 763-689-6424