OPYBS Scholarship Program:

Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball (OPYBS) has created a scholarship program to aid parents who may need assistance with registration fees. This includes full and partial scholarships for registration fees, based on expressed financial need. By a vote of the OPYBS Board of Directors, up to 2.5% of annual revenue will be provided for scholarships each year. Additional funding is also provided by the Michael R. Pikowski Scholarship Fund.


Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Those seeking a scholarship must explain the nature of the hardship and/or provide documentation supporting the request. Specifically, to be eligible for a scholarship, the following information must be provided to the OPYBS Treasurer.

  • Complete the scholarship application form.
  • Provide a detailed explanation of the financial hardship.
  • Complete an OPYBS registration form containing all of the player’s information. Payment may be submitted after final determination of scholarship amounts.
  • Provide proof of age indicating that the player meets league requirements (may already be on-file if this is a returning player).
  • Scholarship form should be completed at time of registration.


How to Apply for a Scholarship:
To ensure proper due diligence, every scholarship request is examined and assessed on its own merit.

  • Download and complete the Scholarship Application here.
  • Once the scholarship form has been submitted, the OPYBS Scholarship Committee will review the request.
  • The Scholarship Review Period may take up to 7 days after the final in-person registration.
  • The Scholarship Committee will respond via e-mail with a decision on the scholarship request by that review date.
  • All decisions of the OPYBS Scholarship Committee are final.


How to Apply for a Scholarship:
If the scholarship request is approved, the following terms and conditions will apply:

  • The scholarship covers the registration fees only for one season in full or in part.
  • The player must meet age and all other requirements. All required documents must be verified as part of the registration process.
  • A registration form must be completed for the player providing all requested details.


Please contact the OPYBS Board with any questions (questions@opybs.org