Steve Young is an inducted member in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the National Football League (NFL) Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX and is currently an NFL analyst on ESPN.
Beginning in 2012, a $2,500 scholarship established in his honor is awarded annually to one male and one female college-bound high school senior whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others. The scholarship presentations take place at the Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet. Please check back for information on the application form and the deadline for the 2013 scholarship.
2012 Toyota/Steve Young Scholar–Athlete Award Winners
The Toyota/Steve Young Scholar–Athlete Award was presented to two high school seniors at the 33rd Annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) Enshrinement Banquet, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California.
(L-R) Sruthi Ramaswami, Henry Hansel(President of the Northern California Toyota Dealers Association), Matthew Wang
Sruthi Ramaswami, Archbishop Mitty High School, Los Altos, California, and Matthew Wang, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, California—two outstanding college-bound scholars and tennis players—each received a $2,500 scholarship. They were honored for their academic and athletic achievements, as well as their involvement in their communities.
This year’s Toyota/Steve Young Scholar–Athlete Award applicants were composed of 129 high school students with a grade-point average (GPA) of 4.3, representing 59 cities, 10 Bay Area counties and 20 different sports.
Oakland A's Salute to Youth Scholarship
The Oakland A's and BASHOF are proud to support higher education for Bay Area students. The Oakland A's Salute to Youth Scholarships were established with the 1987 Oakland A's All-Star pre-game-clinic proceeds being designated to BASHOF. In 2003, the Oakland A's began matching the original two $1,000 scholarships, and recipients now receive $2,000 each. Each year, a scholarship committee reviews numerous applications from East Bay BASHOF Youth Fund grantees wishing to honor a female and/or male participant with the A's Salute to Youth Scholarship award. The scholarship presentations take place during an Oakland Athletics pre-game ceremony.
Beau Venturi Scholarship
Ken Venturi polished his golf game as a member of San Francisco's Lincoln High golf team and won the City championship three times. After winning the California state title three times, Venturi turned pro in 1956, won 14 PGA Tournaments and dramatically won the 1964 U.S. Open. His fame has grown in recent years as a pioneer golf commentator. Venturi was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and has been a featured participant and honorary chair of the BASHOF Golf Classic since its inception, in 1996.
In his honor and as a memorial to his wife, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame has established the Beau Venturi Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are awarded annually to the male and female winners of San Francisco's City High School Golf Championship. Recipients are each awarded $1,000 toward their college education. The scholarships are given to the winners at our BASHOF Golf Classic, held every October at The Olympic Club.
Beau Venturi Memorial Scholarship Winners
Benjamin A. Olson, Balboa High School
Kristi Wong, Abraham Lincoln High School
Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarship
Art Rosenbaum's journalism career began as a prep writer when he was in high school and continued for 60 years at the San Francisco Chronicle. Art believed that the school newspaper that reaches all students is the most important extra-curricular activity on campus. When he retired in 1990, he was concerned that economic downsizing in education had eliminated many school papers. As an incentive to renew interest his friends and family created a fund at his retirement party, and the entire proceeds from the evening, $44,000, went into a scholarship fund. This fund became the core for the annual Art Rosenbaum High School Sports Writing Scholarships.
The Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarships are given to three individuals each year: $1,000 for 3rd place, $1,500 for 2nd place, and $2,500 for 1st place. A scholarship presentation is held during the pre-game ceremonies of a San Francisco Giants game each summer. Art Rosenbaum's granddaughters, Cindy and Jenn Viola, present the checks to the winners.
Information and applications are sent to all Bay Area high schools, and entries are due by April 30, 2012. The Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarship contest is open to Bay Area high school juniors and seniors who have written sports-related articles in their high school publications. Entries are judged on overall journalistic quality by a panel of veteran sportswriters. Students should contact their college advisor or journalism teacher about entering their work. Each high school may nominate two students for the scholarship (send only one article per student).
To nominate a student for the scholarship, send a letter from the student's academic advisor, teacher or newspaper advisor on school letterhead that includes the following:
School contact's phone number, address and email address
Student's phone number, address and email address
Name of article for the contest
An original or photocopy of the submitted article as published in the student paper, with byline, publication date and paper's name. Please highlight the article's title if more than one story appears on the page.
Send entries to:
Art Rosenbaum Scholarships c/o BASHOF
201 Spear Street, Suite 1150 San Francisco, CA 94105
photo credit: Robin von Breton
2011 Art Rosenbaum Scholarship Presentation at AT&T Park: (L-R) Jeff Kaminsky, Emily Lehman and Lucas Levine
Honorable Mention: Jacob Cox of Carlmont High School, Drew Eller of Los Altos High School, Matthew Erlick of San Mateo High School, Jeff Fox of Serra High School, Jack Heffernan of Serra High School, Sean Hurd of Lick-Wilmerding High School, Ritika Iyer of California School, Steven Lau of California High School, Lauren Mahaney of Redwood High School and Brandon Nguyen of Palo Alto High School