BRADENTON – The Florida State League Scholarship Committee has awarded twelve $1,500 educational scholarships to applicants from each team in the League. The Bradenton Marauders are proud to announce that longtime Marauders associate and Stetson University student Katie DiGirolamo has been selected as a scholarship recipient.
The scholarship winners were guests of the Miami Marlins in pre-game ceremonies on Sunday, August 18.
The Committee awarded the scholarships after a review of the applications submitted by each applicant. The award is based both on financial need and grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students eligible for this award must be an employee of, or the child or grandchild of an employee of the participating club and must be at least a high school junior by the 2013 Fall Term.
The scholarship will aid DiGirolamo during her senior year at Stetson, where she majors in General Business Administration with a minor in Sport Business. After completing her degree she hopes to work in the front office of a professional sports team or within a collegiate athletic department. DiGirolamo competes on Stetson’s Sand Volleyball Team and was named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference Team this year. DiGirolamo has worked for the Marauders for three seasons, most recently as a Sales and Marketing Intern.
The Miami Marlins have sponsored this program for fourteen (14) years and have contributed a total of $136,500. Florida State League President Chuck Murphy stated “This program is one of the best things we do in the League and I congratulate the Directors and General Managers on their dedication and enthusiasm in administering this program.” The purpose of the program is to send a message that an education is key to success in life.
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