Bill Blair Scholarship Award

Each year of Chick-fil-A Texas vs The World, we award a MVP trophy to each Championship MVP player in each age group. Additionally, in the 18u Division, we will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a deserving student-athlete.   See information below:            

The Bill Blair Scholarship Award

Tyrese Clayborne, 2017 Recipient of Bill Blair Scholarship Award



Chad Hardy-2014 Bill Blair Scholarship Recipient-Paris JC/Boston Red Sox


The Legend-William "Bill" Blair

The Legend-William “Bill” Blair

Former Negro Leaguer played in the Negro Leagues from 1946 to 1951. Blair’s teams included the Indianapolis Clowns  and the Cincinnati Crescents. Blair was a player-manager for the Dallas Black Giants and played against players such as Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, and Hilton Smith. After retiring from baseball, he became a fixture in the Dallas community, running a local newspaper, the Elite News, and organizing golf tournaments and parades. Though Blair died in Campbell, Texas in 2014, his passion for the sport of baseball and his community lives on. (courtesy Wikipedia)



  • To Promote the Dallas Baseball Alliance’s commitment to youth
  • To Honor the baseball and humanitarian legacy of William “Bill” Blair
  • To Encourage and reward academic excellence
  • To provide a financial support mechanism for students of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area

Eligibility (Must use scholarship by September 1 of following  year)

  • Applicants must be from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (as determined by scholarship board) or part of local team
  • Must receive positive commendation from Head Coach and/or panel of voters
  • 3.0 Minimum Cumulative GPA
  • Classification: Must be Senior in High School *
    • Seniors must NOT graduate prior to December


  • A $1,000  Award, presented at Chick-Fil-A Texas vs The World Baseball tournament
  • Certificate is evidence of award