ABOUT OUR scholarship awardees
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Our EDA program scholarship awardees embody resilience, determination, and a steadfast commitment to their education and athletic pursuits. The support provided by our EDA mentors and team becomes a crucial lifeline, enabling these talented individuals to overcome economic barriers and pursue their dreams on the baseball field.
Beyond their athletic prowess, awardees showcase a commendable work ethic, balancing the demands of the game with their academic responsibilities. These scholarships not only recognize talent but also invest in the potential of these students, fostering a generation of well-rounded, disciplined individuals who contribute not only to the world of baseball but also to society as a whole.
Dive into the inspiring narratives of our scholarship awardees, each a compelling chapter in the book of perseverance and triumph. These stories paint a vivid picture of individuals who have not only demonstrated exceptional prowess on the field but have also faced and conquered formidable challenges off it.
From overcoming financial obstacles to navigating personal hardships, our awardees embody resilience, determination, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Their tales transcend the boundaries of sports, illustrating the transformative power of education and athletic passion in shaping lives. Get ready to be moved and motivated as we unfold these remarkable athletes' unique and empowering journeys
2023 EDA TEAM
AHMAD OWENS is a Center Fielder/Infielder/Left Fielder/Outfielder/Right Fielder/Shortstop/Third Baseman/Utility at Saint Augustine HS in New Orleans, LA, graduates in 2024 and currently maintains a 3.2 GPA.
ANDREW CRENSHAW is a Shortstop/Second Baseman at Lindblom HS in Chicago, IL, graduates in 2024, and maintains a 3.96 GPA.
ANTWAN JACKSON is a Catcher at Thornwood HS in South Holland, IL, graduates in 2025 and currently maintains a 3.4 GPA.
ANTWAN JACKSON JR is a Center Fielder/Right Fielder at Calvary Christian HSl in Clearwater, FL. He will graduate in 2024 and currently maintains a 3.7 GPA.
CHAD BATES is a Center Fielder/Left Fielder at Clinton HS in Clinton, MS, graduates in 2026 and currently maintains a 4.0 GPA.
Channing Cornelius Jr.
CHANNING CORNELIUS JR. is a Center Fielder/Pitcher at Saint Augustine HS in New Orleans, LA, graduates in 2026 and currently maintains a 4.38 GPA.
CHRISTIAN LOTT is an Infielder/Pitcher at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, IL, he graduates in 2026.
DANA WILLIAMS JR is a student at Stafford HS in Stafford, TX, graduates in 2025.
DYLAN ROBINSON is an Infielder/Outfielder at Saint Augustine HS in New Orleans, LA, graduates in 2027 and currently maintains a 4.75 GPA.
JAYLEN WARE is a Shortstop/Center Fielder/Left Fielder/Pitcher/Right Fielder/Second Baseman/Third Baseman at Thornwood HS in South Holland, IL, he graduates in 2026.
JESIAH WOODSIDE is an Utility at Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, FL, he graduates in 2025.
KORY JENKINS is a student at Highland Regional HS in Blackwood, NJ, and will graduate in 2024.
MASON SLY is a Right Fielder/First Baseman/Pitcher at Hightower HS in Missouri City, TX, graduates in 2025 and currently maintains a 4.1 GPA.
MIKEY WATSON is an Infielder/Pitcher at Brother Rice High School in Chicago, IL, and will graduate in 2027.
ROCCO ROLLINS is a student at Lees Summit West HS in Lees Summit, MO, graduates in 2025.
TREYDRIC BARNES is an Outfielder at Taylorsville HS in Taylorsville, MS, graduates in 2026 and currently maintains a 4.2 GPA.
TYRIN KIRKLIN is an Infielder/Outfielder at Saint Augustine HS in New Orleans, LA, graduates in 2024 and currently maintains a 2.7 GPA.
2023 EDA PIPELINE
BROCK HAMILTON is an Infielder/Pitcher at Homewood Flossmoor HS in Flossmoor, IL, he graduates in 2028 and maintains a 3.25 GPA.
Delval DeSavieu III
DELVAL DESAVIEU JR is a Infielder/Catcher at St Laurence HS in Burbank, IL, he graduates in 2029.
BRAYLON OKINE is a student at New Albany HS in New Albany, OH, graduates in 2026.
JONAH WOODSIDE is a student at Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, FL, he graduates in 2027.
DOMENIC BUTLER is a Right-handed pitcher/Second Baseman at Southwest Dekalb HS in Dectar, GA, graduates in 2027.
PARIS HEAD is a Shortstop/Pitcher at Homewood Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL, he will graduate in 2029.