East Surry Little League

Full and Partial Scholarship Request Form


The East Surry Little League Organization feels strongly about the positive impact of youth sports. Our program is for children ages 4-16 years of age. Our scholarship program, which is funded by some of our sponsors, provides full and partial financial assistance to children who otherwise would not be able to participate in our baseball/softball/tee ball program. Scholarships are only available to cover the cost of league fees and do not cover any additional costs.

Those seeking a scholarship must explain the nature of the hardship and/or provide documentation supporting the request.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the following information must be provided to East Surry Little League. All information will be kept completely confidential and will only be shared with the committee reviewing the request.

·        An explanation of why you are requesting a scholarship

·        Documentation demonstrating an immediate hardship such as: medical issue, unemployment or written documentation of an approved current participation in an assistance program such as food stamps, SSI, etc.

Before submitting the scholarship request form to East Surry Little League, parents and/or guardians should understand the following:

·        The scholarship eligibility requirements

·        The scholarship review period turnaround time (3-5 business days)

·        Forms need to be completely filled out, no exceptions

IMPORTANT: If you are approved for a scholarship, you will be expected to “repay” the league with one of the following:

·        Volunteer 1 hour for every $20 in scholarship money granted. There are many volunteer hour opportunities. These include concession stand shifts, field prep, field and ground clean up and other opportunities that many become available.

·        Obtain a sponsorship for our league. Our levels of giving for sponsorships are located on our website.

·        IMPORTANT- If you fail to uphold the “repay” requirements you may not apply for a scholarship in the future.


Frequently Asked Questions/Answers:

·        The scholarship program was established to assist families with financial hardships. For players that meet the eligibility requirements, league fees for the season in question are paid fully or partially by ESLL.

·        Scholarships are neither permanent nor automatically renewed every year. Scholarships expire at the end of each season. Requests for scholarships must be made in each season.

·        In financial hardship cases, a scholarship may be requested for each child in your family that wants to play ball. The committee reviewing the request will examine the needs and decide the scope (full or partial) of the scholarship(s) awarded.

·        If you have been given a scholarship in the past or present that does not prevent future scholarship requests. The circumstances noted in the request are evaluated with every request (re-evaluated if it is a repeated request). The scholarship eligibility requirements still must be satisfied in all cases.

·        All scholarships are judged on their own merit. Depending on the circumstances, the scholarship award may be full or it may be partial. The committee will make that determination.

The scholarship application form can be found under the tab titled "Documents and Forms".  Form may be viewed on a mobile device, but will need to be downloaded to a PC to print and complete or to complete and email back to ESLL.  Thanks.

Local Sponsors

East Surry Little League

East Surry Little League, PO Box 1515
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina 27041

Email: [email protected]