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Each year the Bedford Basketball League offers a scholarship for up to 3 high school seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college or vocational programs, and who demonstrate strong character traits consistent with the mission of the Bedford Basketball League (BBL).  Scholarships are offered for full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.  Children of current BBL Board Members are ineligible to apply.


The scholarship amount may vary each year at the discretion of the selection committee and the Board of the BBL  If no applicant is selected, or no applicant meets the eligibility criteria, the scholarship will not be granted for that year.   The BBL assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or unintelligible entries.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, or financial need.


The scholarship will be awarded to candidates that demonstrate character traits consistent with the mission of the BBL. The BBL mission statement is: “The Bedford Basketball League encourages a fun, safe learning environment for players of all abilities and promotes development of their athletic skills, character, sportsmanship and teamwork through participation in both recreational and competitive basketball with the goal of enhancing life skills both on and off the court.




  • Application must be received by BBL no later than Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Applicant must be a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire
  • Applicant must be a senior in High School (public or private)
  • Applicant must have participated in the BBL for at least 2 years
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Applicant may be asked to participate in an interview with the selection committee
  • Scholarships are awarded directly to the post-secondary institution upon proof of enrollment.




  • The completed application form
  • A copy of the applicants most recent high school report card and GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from someone who is close to your BBL experience) and is NOT a current board member of the BBL.
  • An essay that portrays how the applicants BBL experience might have had an influence on building personal qualities and values such as trustworthiness, respect responsibility, fairness, and citizenship, often referred to as the six pillars of character.



Bedford Basketball League

Scholarship Application



Name:______________________________________ DOB ___/___/_____




Email:___________________________________ Phone (    ) ___­­­­­­ -________


Please indicate # of years of participation in the Bedford Basketball League


Player:_______yrs     Referee:__________yrs     Coach:__________ yrs

Captain:______yrs     Coordinator:________yrs   Clock/Book:_______yrs


Other activities/Community Service/Employment:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Indicate the College or University you hope to attend:______________________


Intended major:________________________  Current GPA: ____________





  • Please attach your most recent high school report card and overall GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from someone who is close to your BBL experience) and is NOT a current board member of the BBL.
  • Please attach an essay consistent with the BBL’s mission statement, not to exceed 750 words, detailing your experience with the Bedford Basketball League; what you have learned, how lessons learned have helped you grow into the person you have become, and how you might apply these lessons in the future.   Specific examples showcasing how you have demonstrated one or more of the qualities of character using an experience that you have had, an event you have participated in or an action that you have taken during your BBL experience would be appreciated.  


Signature of Applicant:____________________________ Date ___/____/____



PLEASE Email all application materials and attachments by May 5, 2023 to Bedford Basketball League President:


Barry Baines

Attn: BBL Scholarship Committee



submit your complete application (minus the above form) on the Going Merry website through Bedford High School