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Sunday, August 5, 2018, Dred Scott Softball Fields

BAJ and RSOA Bloomington Organizations



The following is a thank you note from one of the participants...


2018 BAJ Scholarship Award Winners

Back Row: Nathaniel Chau  Michael Evens  Grant Mendel  Isaac Coutier  David Beacom  Luis Romero  Caleb VanDerBeek 

Front Row: Makenzie Booth  Elena Hayday  Marissa Dauner  Julia Monson  Markus Bachman

The 2018 scholarship banquet was held on Thursday May 17th this year. One major function of the BAJ’s has been the annual awarding of Jerry Molosky scholarships. The pancake breakfast fund raiser is held each October to raise money for Bloomington Jefferson and Kennedy high school seniors that participate in athletics. A committee selects the top qualified seniors from the many applicants submitted. A $1500 scholarship award, along with a plaque, is given to each winner from the funds made at the pancake breakfast/silent auction. This year we awarded 12 scholarships totaling $18,000. Students and their parents were invited to attend a sit-down banquet in their honor at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bloomington.
 In the last 30 years, we have given well over $230,000 to the students to help defray the cost of higher education. A letter of acceptance by the school of their choice must be sent to our chairman before the money is awarded.
      Members of the present scholarship committee are:
Chairman Bob Swanson, Jerry Narragon, Roger Koland, John Crary, Steve Alpert, Gerry VandeGarde and the 2 high school activity directors: Matt Hanson and Chad Nyberg.
For more information contact: Bob Swanson at 952-884-6532