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Sam Ramirez Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

Sam Ramirez was a fixture in Kansas City softball. Sam had a passion to help young women gain confidence, learn leadership skills, and earn college scholarships through the game of softball. Sam was an original member and co-founder of Top Gun Academy which would eventually become Top Gun Fastpitch. Sam had dreams and goals of creating a national powerhouse that would help put Midwest softball on the map. At Top Gun Fastpitch, we are honored to be able to say Sam's dream has become a reality. In June 2020 Sam passed away after a sudden illness. His loss was felt throughout the softball community. Sam's love for the game, love for his players, and love of his family will not be forgotten. The Sam Ramirez Memorial Scholarship is an academic scholarship that will be awarded in Sam's memory. Qualifications: -Played softball on a competitive team during the summer after high school graduation -High School GPA of 3.0 or above Option To Renew: None -The Sam Ramirez Memorial Scholarship is a one year award How To Apply: Deadline to Apply is May 1st of each year.

Send to The applicant must write and submit an essay on one of the following three topics: 1). How has softball influenced your life? 2). How have you used softball to influence your community and or social group? 3) What characteristics of being a good teammate in softball will help you be successful in your profession?

Include: Full Name, GPA, Highschool, Travel Ball Organization, College or University you have been accepted to (include mailing address for scholarship to be paid). Essays and applications will be reviewed by a committee and winner(s) will be announced at Top Gun Day!

2022 Recipient - Julianna Verni (attending Purdue University)

2021 Recipient - Lauren Cook (attending Southwest Baptist)

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