Roland Hemond and the Association of Professional Ball Players of America (APBPA) Scholarship

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University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with Roland Hemond and the Association of Professional Ball Players of America (APBPA) to offer a scholarship program. Roland Hemond has been in the baseball industry for over 60 years. On February 22, 2011 he was awarded the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors. In the spirit of helping players think about life after baseball, Roland encourages baseball players, coaches and umpires to obtain a higher education while in the game.

APBPA was founded in 1924 when twelve former players decided to reach out to assist less fortunate members of their profession. Since it began, APBPA has helped current and former professional baseball players, coaches, umpires, scouts, and clubhouse men.

Through this scholarship program, five (5) full-tuition scholarships will be offered. Each scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix. Recipients may choose to attend a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or may attend University of Phoenix online.