Last Updated: November 14, 2017

John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship Award
 
Scope of Award: 
The John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship Award is a monetary award presented annually in the amount of $1,000 to further the education of a graduating senior that plays baseball and plays/played in the Montgomery County Baseball Association (MCBA).  Established in 2009, the scholarship award recipient will be notified in September of each year.
 
Background:
The MCBA was established in 1954 to provide community youth with opportunities to learn the skills of baseball and experience the enjoyment and satisfaction gained from participating in a competitive team sport in an organized league under competent leadership.  With a view towards educating and training the players to become better citizens, the personal safety, welfare and attitudes of fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized and reinforced in the MCBA.
 
John Brady served on the MCBA Board of Directors for ten years and was President of the Association from 2006 - 2008.  John also served on the Board of Directors of Gaithersburg Sports Association (GSA), was a coach for many of GSA's baseball teams and was the GSA web master.  John was also very devoted to the baseball program at Gaithersburg High School where his two sons, Matt and Kevin, played baseball over an eight year period.  He was a founder, general manager and first head coach of the Gaithersburg Giants, a collegiate team playing in the Eddie Brookes Wooden Bat League.
 
John exemplified the meaning of competent leadership, fair play, good sportsmanship and dedication to youth baseball.  He freely gave of his time, talent and wisdom.  John died far too soon on April 27, 2009.  To honor John, the MCBA in conjunction with is wife, Laraine, and Matt and Kevin have established the scholarship in his name.  We are confident that the John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship will flourish over time and that each award recipient will live up to the high standards that John Brady represented.
 
Companies and/or individuals that wish to make a tax deductible contribution to the scholarship fund are encouraged to do so.  You may contact the League Office (phone: 301-260-2977 or email: abidwick@bidwick.com) or send a check made payable to John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund and mail to MCBA at 3415 Olandwood Court (Suite 202) in Olney, Maryland 20832.
 
 
How to apply for the John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship
 
Applicant Requirements:
(a) Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
(b) Applicant must have played baseball in the Montgomery County Baseball Association (MCBA).
(c) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in good academic standing and is committed to playing baseball in college.
(d) Application must be accompanied by a certified high school transcript and proof of SAT and ACT (as applicable) score(s).
 
Selection Criteria:
(a) Applicant must meet and fulfill all application requirements.
(b) Applicant must complete and submit John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship application form (see Online Forms on this website).
(c) Applicant must be a well-rounded student athlete, involved in extracurricular and civic activities.
(d) Applicant must be a good student with a demonstrated track record of success in the classroom.
(e) Applicant must be a solid performer on the baseball field and exude the values of good sportsmanship and fair play.
(f) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior that will be playing baseball in college.
(g) Applicant will make himself available for an interview with the John N. Brady Memorial Scholarship Award Committee (upon request).
 
Go to Online Forms to access the application form.  We highly recommend that you review the application in advance in order to ensure that you have all of the requested information at your disposal when actually sitting down to enter the information into the online form.