SCHOLARS: Past & Present


This page is dedicated to the memory of Josh Hamer. The Scholarship Fund has been established to assist ball players in need to attend John Carroll School. We seek student/athletes that honor the principles of the John Carroll School and JC Patriots Baseball Program. The ideal candidate will show a dedicated and robust work ethic, demonstrate a high academic standard and seek to honor their community through compassion, faith, friendship and love. 


20 APR

7:00 pm - Varsity Baseball vs. Rising Sun @ IRONBIRD STADIUM in Aberdeen

Perfect Game USA

Tribute to Josh from the great folks at PG...


Jack Burton


Hello, my name is Jack Burton and I am 14 years of age. I will be entering my freshman year at the John Carroll School after spending my middle school years at Perry Hall Middle School. I have played competitive baseball for the last seven years with the White Marsh Warriors, coached by the late Greg Redmer Jr. I am honored to have been chosen as a co-recipient this year of the Joshua Hamer Memorial Scholarship, along with my fellow White Marsh Warriors teammate Matthew Bishop. The Joshua Hamer Scholarship has given me an opportunity to receive a great education here at John Carroll.  My interests in school are science and math, and I am excited to join the cross-country team for the fall. The John Carroll school offers many other opportunities and I am grateful for the chance to explore new activities and meet new friends. I am very excited to continue my love for baseball and become part of the John Carroll baseball family and contribute not only on the field, but within the school and the community. I would like to thank Ms. Jennifer Hamer, her Board of Directors, my parents, and the John Carroll School for this opportunity. 

Thank you, 


Jack Burton

Class of 2023”

Benjamin Pierce


We are elated to announce this year's recipient of the Josh Hamer Scholarship is Ben Pierce. While all of the applicants were incredibly talented and accomplished young men, Ben's essay touched us deeply. Ben wrote in his essay "I know that I will honor Josh every day I wake up by doing what I expect myself to do. I will show the courage, dedication, respect and focus that the John Carroll School, Josh and his family deserve and will be proud of." We know you will Ben and that is why we chose you! Here are a few words from Ben himself.


"Hello, my name is Ben Pierce. I am 14 years old and currently in 8th grade at South Hampton Middle School. I was born and raised 1 mile away from John Carroll. I grew up playing baseball in the Hickory baseball program and I am now playing for the Blue Chips Baseball Club. 
I am proudly the 2018 recipient of the Joshua Hamer Scholarship. I am very excited to receive this scholarship and honored to be able to carry on Josh's legacy. Being able to attend John Carroll and surround myself with such great people is nothing but a dream come true. I will approach every day with an appreciation and obligation to uphold a high standard of work ethics and character both in the classroom and on the field. A standard that so many others have set before me including Josh Hamer. 
I am looking forward to getting started on an excellent education and becoming a part of the John Carroll family. I would like to thank Mrs. Jen, my parents and the John Carroll School for giving me this opportunity.
I am truly blessed.
Thank you,

Ben Pierce, Class of 2022"



Tyler Blittersdorf


We are pleased to announce the first recipient of a scholarship from the Joshua Hamer Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tyler Blittersdorf is transferring into John Carroll this fall as a member of the class of 2019. Without the love and support of each of you, this would not have been possible. On behalf of Tyler and his family, we are thankful for everyone that has contributed in so many different ways. A few words from Tyler are below. Congratulations Tyler, we know you will be highly successful at John Carroll!

"Hi, my name is Tyler Blittersdorf and I will be entering my junior year of high school this year at the John Carroll School. I am a transfer student from Oxford Area High School, the local public school for my hometown of Oxford, Pennsylvania. Oxford is what I consider to be a small town, not a ton of citizens to be globally known but enough to be recognized by the surrounding areas with a large amount of diversity among the people of this town with lots of wide, spread out farm land, the slowly increasing developments, to the apartments in the center of town. I have been selected as the recipient of the Josh Hamer Memorial Scholarship and I am well overjoyed to be the recipient as well as being honored to carry on the legacy of a cherished young man. I am currently 16 years of age turning 17 this October with a positive mindset about what the future holds for myself. Some of you may know me from currently or previously playing, most likely baseball with your son in the last couple of years as I had been a part of the Arena Starz organization for a year and currently finishing my second year with the Blue Chips Baseball Club. I have great hopes for the John Carroll School in search for an enhanced education as well as a phenomenal and supportive student body, supporting the athletes and sports teams. Thank you,

Tyler Blittersdorf, Class of 2019"


JC Baseball 2017 Season
Matthew Bishop & Jack Burton


It is our great honor to announce the recipients for this year. Congratulations Jack Burton and Matthew Bishop! Welcome to the John Carroll family. Jack and Matt are two amazing young men, and we are proud to have them be this year's recipients! 

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