Dearborn Baseball is pleased to offer a scholarship program open to high school seniors who have participated in the Dearborn Baseball league. The scholarships towards continuing education are open to both male and female applicants, and are offered in memorial of Dearborn Baseball player and ump Julien Landrum, and former Dearborn Baseball board member Tim Turner.
To apply for the scholarship, download and return a completed application to Dearborn Baseball by September 1st. The scholarships will be announced on October 1st.
ABOUT JULIEN LANDRUM:
Julien Landrum, in many ways, represents the mission of Dearborn athletics. His many years within Dearborn sports demonstrates the development a player can achieve through hard work, quality coaching, dedication to teamwork, and the drive to succeed.
Julien began his journey through Dearborn sports with soccer. He played soccer for the Dearborn Arsenal from 2008 to 2010. His instinctual play carried over to baseball as his first season for Dearborn baseball began in 2009 in the Mustang League where he developed a love of the game. Similar to most Dearborn baseball athletes, he learned all positions, but began to find middle infield and pitching as his most natural positions. Julien set out each season to prove himself in the field and at the plate. He worked tirelessly to learn the nuances of the game and allowed his glove and his arm speak for themselves.
After a few seasons of baseball, Julien earned his spot on the Dearborn tournament team for Pony baseball. In 2012 this team won the Pony State Championship, the first Dearborn team to achieve this title. Julien then went on to earn a spot on the inaugural Dearborn Revolution travel baseball team playing several seasons from 2013-2015.
His love of baseball drove him to play at Divine Child from 2010 to 2015. He then transferred to Dearborn High School and played varsity baseball in 2015 and 2016. At Dearborn High, Julien was a part of the 2015 District Championship team and earned All-City honors in his senior season of 2016. Showing his well-rounded love of sports, Julien made the 2016 Dearborn Unified Varsity Hockey team as a forward. He then completed his Dearborn sports career playing two seasons on the Fort Dearborn baseball team in the American Legion League. His love of the game brought him back to Dearborn baseball to umpire for several years in the leagues he knew so well.
Julien’s success in Dearborn sports epitomizes the vision of Dearborn sports. He had a passion to win, a drive to improve, and a respect for the game and his competitors.
ABOUT TIM TURNER:
Tim Turner worked tirelessly as with the Dearborn Baseball organization supporting youth sports and serving on the board of directors for six years. In his youth, he was a committed scholar-athlete, which led to an adulthood as a teacher and coach.
Tim graduated from Melvindale High School in 1972 as a college prep student graduating in the top 5% of his class. Dureing his high school athletic career, he earned 6 varsity letters in basketball and track. He led the MHS basketball team from 1970-72 as a sophomore, junior and senior averaging 22 point per game, and winning Tri-River League Championships in the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons, and reaching the District Finals before falling to an outstanding Allen Park team. Time was selected basketball team captain, MVP, All League, All Area, and All Suburban in the 1970-71 season, and additionally, All State in the 1971-72 season. Time also competed in track, running the 1/2 mile and other events as needed.
Tim earned a B.S. in 1976, and and an M.S. in 1981 from Eastern Michigan University and played basketball at EMU during the 1973-74 season.
Time was a classroom teacher from 1976-80 at Melvindale, Trenton and Southgate Aquinas High Schools. Time served as a high school guidance counselor from 1981-2006 at Allen Park, Warren De LaSalle and Northville High Schools.
Coach Turner was a head basketball coach at Trenton, Melvindale, De LaSalle, South Lyon and Northville High Schools. While serving as head coach at Melvindale from 1982-86, he won the Class B District Championship in 1986 and was selected as Downriver Coach of the Year. He also served as an assistant football coach from 1982-86. Coach Turner won 4 Catholic League Central Division Championships at a District Title at De LaSalle. He also coached basketball at Southgate Aquinas, Henry Ford Community College and Dearborn High School.
Time was inducted into the Melvindale High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. He was married to Diane Parker Turner and has 3 children, Sean, Bret and Stephanie, all graduates of Dearborn High School.