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Alejandra Saavedra: Arnold Kelly Scholarship Winner 2013

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As we begin the application process for the Arnold Kelly Scholarship for 2017, we would like to highlight Alejandra Saavedra, an OGSL alumna who was our first winner of the Arnold Kelly Scholarship in 2013. This past school year, she was accepted to the University of California, Riverside and has just finished up her first year! We are so proud of her accomplishments and wish her the best in her academic career and beyond!

 

Alejandra Saavedra:

“I played in OGSL for I believe 6/7 years starting in my 8U team called The Cute Kittens. Throughout my time on the league, I played from the 8U teams up until the 14U and then continued to play travel softball up until high school graduation. I went to elementary school at Monarch Academy and middle and high school at Lionel Wilson College Prep, both located in Oakland. I am currently finishing my first year at the University of California, Riverside where I am majoring in Liberal Studies and Public Policy to become an elementary school teacher. The Arnold Kelly Scholarship has helped me through my first year because college is definitely expensive and difficult when you don’t have the right kind of motivation. Knowing that my OGSL community gave me this award because they want me to further my education and support me through this transition means so much. I think the best OGSL memory I’ve created is making such close friends that I still keep in touch with and remembering the sleepovers we would have at each others houses and the ballet recitals we would dance in together. I’m currently playing intramural softball at my university and am an outfielder. Thank you to the Arnold Kelly Scholarship Foundation for giving me the opportunity to further my education and my love for softball.”

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Cute Kittens, 2006

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2006

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2017

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Arnold Kelly Scholars Application

Each year OGSL offers two $1,500 Arnold Kelly Scholarships – in honor of OGSL’s long-time coach, board member, parent, and tremendous supporter who gave countless hours to this organization. The scholarship is available to players who are currently participating in the 12/14U division of OGSL and who possess a number of the characteristics of an outstanding OGSL player: being a good teammate, building self-confidence, demonstrating a high level of spirit and a good understanding of the softball game.  Applicants must complete the attached application (bottom of post) and submit with the required paperwork and supporting recommendations by June 16, 2017.

  

This scholarship will be awarded on Opening Day of 2018, and winners will be recognized on the OGSL website. The scholarship is funded once the player enrolls in a four year-college/university, junior college or vocational/training school. Board members’ children are not eligible. 

Applications should be completed, scanned, and emailed to info@ogsl.org no later than June 16, 2017. 12/14U players that are aging out after this 2017 Spring Season are still welcome to apply! Late applications will not be considered

Arnold Kelly Scholars Application 2017