Call for applications for UMPS Care All-Star Scholarship

Posted on February 15, 2012

UMPS CARE Charities is partnering with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Slate XP to offer the UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted.

Education is an important part of life. In baseball terms, it gives you a healthy lead as you round the bases. But not everyone gets the same opportunity for higher education. That’s why the UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship is for children adopted from foster care, in order to help provide a college education to students who otherwise might not be able to afford one. UMPS CARE Charities will award a total of $30,000 in scholarship funding for 2012.

“We’re excited to build on the success of last year’s program,” said Gary Darling, board president at UMPS CARE Charities and a Major League Baseball umpire. “Major League Baseball umpires are proud to be a part of something that benefits these amazing children, and help them realize their educational potential.”

All-Star Scholarships are open to children who were adopted from U.S. foster care at the age of 12 or older to provide increased opportunities for advanced education. Funding provides for $5,000 scholarships for a two-year institution, or $10,000 scholarships for a four-year institution.

Applications are being accepted until April 20, 2012. For more information and to download the application, go to

About UMPS CARE Charities
UMPS CARE Charities is a nonprofit organization founded by Major League umpires. Through youth-based programs, professional baseball umpires enrich the lives of at-risk youth and raise awareness for children in foster care waiting to be adopted. Visit for more information.

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 137,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.

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