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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Heisman High School Scholarship continues a 25-year tradition of honoring high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all. To learn more about the program, please visit heismanscholarship.com

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CRITERIA FOR APPLICATION

  • Students whose senior year of high school is the 2019-2020 academic year, graduating with the class of 2020.
  • Students who have at least a weighted “B” grade average (3.0 GPA) during grades 9, 10 and 11.
  • Students who participate or have particiated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee or the National Federation of State High School Associations.
  • Students who have participated in volunteer service, community involvement or leadership within his/her school or community. 
  • Students who are a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (D.C.).

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS  

  • A student may begin the application process by clicking the Register button at the top right of the application website.
  • Students will enter their email address and be prompted to provide some basic account information and create a username and password for their application.
  • If deemed eligible, students should then select “Begin Application” to complete the rest of the student profile section.
  • Once a complete profile is created, the student’s unique application ID will appear at the top of his/her application by their name. It is important to retain this number for prospective customer service inquires.
  • Eligible students may then continue to fill out the application. The application is scored by Scholarship America to determine school winners through national finalists. National winners are selected by a committee who reviews the national finalist applications.
  • Students may navigate the various sections of the application using tabs located at the top of the application after the student profile is created. If the student misses a required section, he/she will receive an error message and will not be able to submit their application until the required information is entered.
  • Students must provide an accurate email address of the school official who will login to review the application and its contents, and confirm its accuracy. This school official cannot be related nor a parent/guardian of the student.
  • Students may login to their accounts as often as needed prior to the student application deadline, or until their application has been submitted. Students will need to retain their username and password to login again.

 

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DEADLINES

  • We encourage students to submit their application as early as possible to allow time for the school official to review it for accuracy.
  • Students must submit their application by October 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
  • The application must be reviewed and submitted by the school official listed in the application by October 31, 2019 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Students must retain their username and password until the end of October.
  • Students and reviewers are encouraged to log out whenever they leave the computer.
  • Be assured: Students and reviewers personal, private information will not be shared with anyone outside of the Heisman High School Scholarship Program and selection committee.
  • One of the common oversights is failure to submit prior to the deadline. The student’s application must be submitted NO LATER THAN October 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
  • Reviewers must submit their review NO LATER THAN October 31, 2019 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET in order for applications to be considered.
     

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Results will be posted online at www.heismanscholarship.com.