Texas Rangers Offers College Scholarship Encouraging Innovation
May 03, 2018 02:37PM ● Published by Ashley Madonna
The Texas Rangers are rewarding innovative ideas in baseball analytics by rolling out a new scholarship opportunity.
The baseball club announced today via press release the Texas Rangers Call-Up Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. It’s calling for interested college students to submit “original formulas or statistics to provide previously immeasurable projections, indicators of future success, measurements of risk or player valuation,” according to the club’s press release.
The best original formula or statistic to be used in a baseball operations context will be awarded a one-time educational scholarship of $5,000.
The scholarship is open to U.S. residents who will be undergraduate students enrolled for the fall 2018-spring 2019 academic year. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.
So if you know a college student interested in baseball analytics, tell them to step up the plate.