In 2011, the PitCCh In Foundation established the Nathan Berhel Scholarship at Vallejo High School to honor the memory of Nathan Berhel, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia’s cousin and childhood friend, who passed away in June 2004. The PitCCh In Foundation hopes to continue Nathan’s legacy of excellence by supporting the next generation of student athletes from Vallejo on their journey to college.

“Nathan was an important part of my life. He was a very focused, determined and courageous man on and off the field. A two-sport athlete in football and baseball, Nathan played with the biggest heart and toughest attitude as a team leader who supported and encouraged all members of his team to give 110%.” --CC Sabathia

Four student athletes from high schools in the Vallejo City Unified School District will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Students will be evaluated on the strength of the application, recommendation, extracurricular activities and commitment to giving back.

ELIGIBILITY:

High School Senior

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The PitCCh In Foundation has partnered with the Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) to provide an online application for Nathan Berhel Scholarship Applicants. To apply for the Nathan Berhel Scholarship, please submit an application on the SCF website: http://bit.ly/NathanBerhelScholarship. All Vallejo High School students who apply for the Nathan Berhel Scholarship on the SCF website will be reviewed by PitCCh In Foundation staff.

TIMELINE & INSTRUCTIONS:

Stage 1 - Create an account and fill out the applicant information, education information, honors/awards, extracurricular activities, family info, financial info, personal statement (mention PItCCh In Foundation) and essay. Please email info@pitcch.org, with your full name and email address that you used to create the SCF account. Accepting Applications (per SCF application process): April 1 to 30, 2018

Stage 2 - High school transcript, parent 1040 (used for FAFSA), resume and financial aid award letter from college you are attending in 2018-2019.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Stage 3 – Nathan Berhel Scholars Announced on May 28, 2018

For all questions, please email: info@pitcch.org.

2018

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Margie Sabathia-Lanier, Samuel Moser, Hazel Wilson

2017

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Adama Diop, Aerynn Singh-Dhanda,
Jason Berhel (relative of Nathan Berhel) and Board Members of the Vallejo City Unified School District. Not photographed: Austin Garrido

2016

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Jason Berhel (relative of Nathan Berhel)
and Ruby Gandy. Jian Carlo Primero

2015

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Dayzhaun Greenwood,
Arthur Hayes, Bria Johnson, and Mia Alice Moore

2014

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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Ausencio Jimenez and Kennedy Wade

2013

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Sean Taylor, Jr. and Hannah R. Vincent

2012

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Isaiah Patton (Recipient),
Margie Sabathia Lanier, Taylor Cash (Recipient)

2011

Nathan Berhel Scholarship Recipients

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(l to r) Anthony Piquit (Recipient),
Jason Berhel (relative of Nathan Berhel) and Reyanna Stowes (Recipient)