“If this were just baseball, I don’t think it would work, but there’s more to it than that…much more. This plan would serve as a clear catalyst for growth within amateur sports tourism and put Fort Wayne on the map as a youth sports center in the Midwest since there are very few community baseball fields with artificial turf. It will be great for our economy, for our kids and for community redevelopment.

“If you want to do business with good people, you’ll do business with the WBA.”


Denny Sutton,

Partner, Burt, Blee, Dixon,

Sutton & Bloom, LLP


Scholarship Program FAQs


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What is World Baseball Academy?

World Baseball Academy is a locally based nonprofit that uses
baseball as the platform to impact the lives of young people.  
Our vision is develop leaders who positively impact our world. 
WBA serves over 3,000 young people annually through our tournaments, training programs, and internationals trips.


How do I apply for a Scholarship?

An applicant (player) should fill out the Application Form with their Parent or Legal Guardian and submit that paperwork to World Baseball Academy. Each applicant will need to secure one reference and have that reference fill out and mail in a Reference Application Form.


When are scholarships awarded?

World Baseball Academy Scholarship Committee meets several times throughout the year to review and approve scholarship applications based on eligibility and criteria set up by the Scholarship Committee. At the conclusion of that process, each applicant will receive a letter either verifying that they have been approved or thanking them for their submission.


What happens if I am awarded a scholarship?

World Baseball Academy scholarship director will contact all scholarship award winners and begin scheduling a baseball evaluation session and inform the award winners of group training programs that they are eligible to participate in.


What happens if I want to continue my training beyond the initial scholarship?

World Baseball Academy would like to develop long-term mentoring relationships with scholarship award winners as long as the participants are meeting the WBA expectations. Therefore, applicants will be given the opportunity to renew their scholarship and continue to make progress in character development as well as skill development.


Who should I contact about more information?

Feel free to contact Melinda Petersen, Scholarship Director, for any questions on the Scholarship Program.  
Melinda can be reached at 260-385-7542  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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