Jeff Fowler might just have been the world’s all-time greatest baseball fan. However, he is most remembered for being a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, coach and friend.
With 15 nieces and nephews, he was known to most as Uncle Jeff.
On March 23, 2013, Uncle Jeff lost his 14 year battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Uncle Jeff, or “Fig” as his Patriot teammates called him, is a 1983 graduate of Park View High School where he played baseball and basketball.
On and off the field, Uncle Jeff dedicated his life to his family and teaching his nieces and nephews everything he could about sports, but more importantly served as a lifelong role model for everyone he ever met.
A fond memory from July 1, 2012 to introduce you to Jeffrey C. Fowler:
Uncle Jeff met his nephews Owen and Patrick at a Frederick Keys game on a day in which temperatures would climb over 100 degrees. Being the baseball expert he was and knowing Harry Grove Stadium inside and out, Uncle Jeff asked his nephews if they wanted to sit near the field to be right on top of the action or in the shade. Both immediately said shade. Uncle Jeff approached the ticket window and got three tickets in the shade for himself and his nephews.
Once inside the stadium, his nephews heard the classic Uncle Jeff “Doh!” and knew their clown of an uncle had made a mistake.
That was the last time Owen and Patrick ever got to watch a live baseball game with Uncle Jeff. The Frederick Keys lost to the Wilmington Blue Rocks as Uncle Jeff, Owen and Patrick watched in the 100-degree sun, one section away from the shade.
- Graduating senior from a Loudoun County Public Schools high school.
- The applicant must plan to become a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
- The applicant must carry at least a 2.5 grade point average.
- The final decision on awarding the scholarship shall be made by the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee. The LoCoSports team plays no role in the selection of finalists or winners.
- The applicant may be required to appear before the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee for an interview.
- At least one, nonrenewable $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating LCPS senior. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the committee.
- The $1,000 payment will be in the form of a check made payable directly to the accredited college or university.
How to Apply
- Scholarship application is due March 29.
- The applicant must write a 500 word essay on “How My Passion for Sports Has Influenced My Life.”
- The applicant should have two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches or administrators submitted as a digital PDF to the recommendation portal.
- The applicant must complete and submit the online application form!
To donate to the scholarship fund, please visit the Jeffrey C. Fowler Memorial Scholarship GoFundMe page.