January, 17 2020:
The Westchester County Baseball Umpires Association (WCBUA) would like to announce the establishment of the Phillip J. DiRuocco Scholarship. The DiRuocco Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a graduating senior from a school in the WCBUA coverage area who has been a member of his school’s varsity baseball team. The honoree shall exhibit the following qualities:
2. Strong Academic Achievement
3. Show a strong “Love “ for the game of baseball
4. Be a great teammate
A written essay reflecting these qualities shall be a part of the application.
Applications for the scholarship will made available to the Coaches at their first meeting, applications will also be available on the WCBUA website www.wcbua.com
The WCBUA has chosen to honor Phil DiRuocco for his over fifty years of service to our association. In that time Phil has served as an Executive Committee member, his leadership provided invaluable guidance. As the long time baseball Coach and Athletic Director at Irvington High School, Phil was a vital partner with the WCBUA in fulfilling its mission to best serve the student athletes of Westchester County. As the Chairman of the Section One Baseball Committee, Phil’s leadership and vision provided and arena for the High School Baseball Players of Section One to fulfill dreams and the greatest of team accomplishments. For these and so many more the WCBUA Executive Board is honored to create the Phillip J. DiRuocco Scholarship to benefit a student athlete while also honoring the legacy of a great umpire, coach and administrator.
Purpose: To provide a $500.00 Scholarship to a Student to further His or Her Education.
Eligibility: MUST be a family member (Son, Daughter or Grandchild) of a Westchester County Baseball Umpires Association Member.
Qualifications: Must be a graduating Senior in good standings of His or Her High School and be able to provide an official transcript. Any potential Applicant must also be involved in extra-curricular activities.
Recipient of The 2020 Helen Crossin-Kittle Scholarship
Recipient of The 2020 Phillip J. DiRuocco Scholarship