The Heisman High School Scholarship program recognizes the most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes in our country!
Who is eligible to apply for the Heisman High School Scholarship?
The criteria for this scholarship is very straightforward. The website states that is you are a high school senior athlete who excels in “the classroom, on the field, and in the community” you are eligible!
“Excelling” in the classroom means having a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better
“In the field” means participating or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school. The full list of qualified athletic events in alphabetical order includes:
Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling
“Community” means being a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman
How much are the Heisman Scholarships worth?
There are three scholarship levels with the following award amounts:
- State Winners: $500
- National Finalists: $1,000
- National Winners: $5,000
The are a number of scholarships awarded: The Heisman High School Scholarship uses six geographic regions, which includes twelve National Finalists—six males and six females!
When is the application for these scholarships due?
Your completed application is due by October 20, 2020 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
Best of luck to all applicants!