Former THS star Santiago wins $ 5,000 MLB scholarship



PAWTUCKET – Lonnie Santiago Jr. of Pawtucket, graduated from Tolman High last spring and continuing his college and baseball career at Johnson & Wales University, was one of 12 new freshmen, as well as a former of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program, which recently received a college scholarship, valued at $ 5,000 per year, from Major League Baseball.

Fellows receive grants through the “RBI for RBI” Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2008 to provide financial support to college-related student-athletes based on their academic record, academic qualifications. leadership, participation in school and community activities, and financial need. Since its inception, the “RBI for RBI” Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 140 college scholarships to RBI participants in 37 programs.

A member of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, Santiago had played for Tolman High, the Howard Rogers Post 25 American Legion program and the RBI Baseball League. A few weeks ago, he helped Sheahan Printing renew his title as the RBI League Senior Division Champion.

Santiago, who was also a finalist for Boys & Girls Club Young of the Year, became the first player in club history to receive the scholarship.

Earlier this year, Santiago, who is also an Eagle Scout for Troop 18 in Pawtucket, built two small free libraries, one outside the Boys & Girls Club and the other at Camp Ramsbottom in Rehoboth, Mass.

The “RBI for RBI” scholarships provide each recipient with the opportunity to pursue any field of study at a two-year college, four-year college, university, or vocational school. The scholarships can be renewed for up to three years or until the recipient has completed their training certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree.


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