William ‘Dummy’ Hoy Oldtime Baseball Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2015, the fund provides scholarships to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, enrolled in a full time RIT/NTID degree program and reside in the greater Boston, MA, area. The scholarship is named in honor of William ‘Dummy’ Hoy, a deaf professional baseball player in the early 1900’s who is credited with creating the ‘signs’ for “strike” and “out” that are used in baseball today. The fund was established with proceeds from the Oldtime Baseball game fundraiser, an annual event held in Cambridge, MA.