Student Applicant Information

Download the NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship Application.

Minimum Requirements

    • Applicant must be a senior in high school
    • Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b)ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading)
    • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
    • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
    • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application
    • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
    • School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
    • The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
    • All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronic materials sent to the NIAAA Liaison in your respective state by your states deadline.

Find your NIAAA State Liaison and Application Deadline

  • Alabama (February 28)
    Denise Ainsworth, CAA, AHSAA
    PO Box 242367
    Montgomery, AL 36124-2367
  • Alaska (February 28)
    Sandi Wagner
    Alaska School Activities Assoc.
    4048 Laurel Street, Suite 203
    Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Arizona (February 28)
    Cindy Riley, CAA
    Desert Christian HS
    7525 East Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Arkansas (February 28)
    Bill Mayo
    118 Oakridge Drive
    Eureka Springs, AR 72632
  • California (February 28)
    Jean Ashen, CMAA
    North Salinas HS
    55 Kip Drive
    Salinas, CA 93906
  • Colorado (February 28)
    Gary Leeper
    Colorado Athletic Directors Association
    12011 Tejon Street
    Westminster, CO 80234
  • Connecticut (January 31)
    Trish Witkin, CMAA
    Glastonbury High School
    330 Hubbard Street
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
  • Delaware (February – 28)
    Rick Shea, CAA
    Brandywine High School
    917 Naudain Avenue
    Claymont, DE 19703
  • DC (February 28)
    Richard Bettencourt, RAA
    Washington Latin PCS                                                                                                                                                              5200 Second Street NW
    Washington, DC 20011
  • Florida (May 5)
    Ron Balazs CAA
    8926 Olde Hickory Ave
    Sarasota FL, 34238
  • Georgia (February 28)
    Joe Sanfilippo, CAA
    671 Starlight Drive
    Sautee Nacooche, GA 30571
  • Hawaii (February 28)
    Blane Gaison, CAA
    Interscholastic League of Honolulu
    P.O. Box 61146
    Honolulu, HI 96839
  • Idaho (February 28)
    Todd Gilkey, CAA
    St. Maries High School                                                                                                                                           424 Hells Gulch Road                                                                                                                                             St. Maries, ID 83861                                                                                                                                   
  • Illinois (February 28)
    Karen Price, CMAA
    Dixon High School
    300 Lincoln Statue Drive
    Dixon, IL 61021
  • Indiana (January 10)
    Sam Rasmussen
    4605 Goodrich Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Iowa (February 28)
    Brent Cook, CMAA
    1800 Clarke Drive
    Dubuque, IA 52001
  • Kansas(February 28)
    Marc Haught, CAA
    3150 Wild Rose
    Wichita, KS 67205
  • Kentucky (February 28)
    Charles Patton, CAA
    Ohio County High School
    1400 South Main
    Hartford, KY 42347
  • Louisiana (February 28)
    James Simmons, CAA
    Lafayette Parish School System
    PO Drawer 2158
    Lafayette, LA 70502
  • Maine (February 28)
    Martin E. Ryan, CMAA
    POB 676
    Wells, ME 04090
  • Maryland (February 28)
    Carol Satterwhite, CAA
    5467 Gloucester Road
    Columbia, MD 21044
  • Massachusetts (February 28)
    John Lynch, CAA
    Essex Technical High School
    565 Maple Street
    Hawthorne, MA 01937
  • Michigan (February 28)
    Mike Garvey, CMAA
    Central Catholic High School
    1000 West Kilgore Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Minnesota (February 28)
    Mike Beck, CAA
    780 Acorn Circle
    Monticello, MN 55362
  • Mississippi (February 28)
    Lonnie Tillman, CAA
    PO Box 127
    Clinton, MS 39060
  • Missouri (February 28)
    Jeff Taggart
    6005 Cedar Hill Road
    Cedar Hill, MO 63016
  • Montana (February 28)
    Gary DeGooyer, CMAA
    1100 4th Street South
    Great Falls, MT 59403
  • Nebraska (February 28)
    Mike Purdy, CAA
    808 Brenton Avenue
    Bellevue, NE 68005
  • Nevada (February 1)
    Xavier Antheaume, CAA
    Chaparral High School
    3850 Annie Oakley Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
  • New Hampshire (January 20)
    Carol Dozibrin, CAA
    Winnacunnet High School
    1 Alumni Drive
    Hampton, NH 03842
  • New Jersey (February 28)
    Robert Hopek, CAA
    1913 Maple Avenue
    Easton, PA 18040
  • New Mexico (March 15)
    Lawrence Johnson, CAA
    1735 Monte Vista Corte
    Alamorgordo, NM 88310
  • New York (December 4)
    Dennis Fries, CMAA
    59 Timrod Drive
    Irondequoit, NY 14617
  • North Carolina (February 28)
    R. Fred McDaniel
    5434 Wade-Stedman Road
    Wade, NC 28395
  • North Dakota (February 28)
    Students must give their completed
    application to their school athletic director
  • Ohio (February 28)
    Bill Schumacher
  • Oklahoma (February 28)
    Ken Ellett, CAA
    2200 North 23rd Street
    Broken Arrow, OK 74012
  • Oregon (February 22)
    Kris Welch, CMAA, OADA Executive Director
    Century High School
    2000 SE Century Blvd
    Hillsboro, OR 97123
  • Pennsylvania (February 28)
    Holly Farnese, CAA
    Upper Darby High School
    601 North Lansdowne Avenue
    Upper Darby, PA 19026
  • Rhode Island (February 28)
    Allen Huestis, CAA
    29 Sterling Drive
    North Scituate, RI 02857
  • South Carolina (February 28)
    Myles Wilson
    Spartanburg High School
    500 Dupree Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29302
  • South Dakota (February 28)
    Bill Clements, CAA
    Dakota Valley High School
    1150 Northshore Drive N
    Sioux City, SD 57754
  • Tennessee (February 28)
    Paul Pendleton, CAA
    Tennessee High School
    1112 Edgemond Avenue
    Bristol, TN 37620
  • Texas (February 28)
    Brenda Marshall
    2805 Oso Drive
    Corpus Christi, TX 78415
  • Utah (January 31)
    Richard Barton, CMAA
    199 E 7200 S
    Midvale, UT 84047
  • Vermont (October 15)
    Geri-Lynn Witalec, CAA
    75 Hunt Street
    Fairfax, VT 05403
  • Virginia (January 10)
    David Nelson, CMAA
    224 Cedar Road
    Poquoson, VA 23662
  • Washington (February 28)
    Erik Titus, CAA
    1600 20th Street
    Anacortes, WA 98221
  • West Virginia (February 28)
    Harold Erwin, CAA
    106 Kapok Street
    Eleanor, WV 25070
  • Wisconsin (April 1)
    Greg Smith, CMAA
    PO Box 358
    Monroe, WI 53566
  • Wyoming (February 28)
    Cliff Hill, CAA
    Campbell County SD
    1000 Camel Drive
    Gillette, WY 82716

Scholarship Timeline

      • Applications postmarked to NIAAA liaison in respective state by the states deadline
      • Each state must select a male and female winner prior to its NIAAA Section meeting
      • April-June: Each section selects its male and female winner
      • July: NIAAA Board selects the male and female national winner
      • August: National winners notified by NIAAA office
      • December: National winners and their parents are invited to attend the national conference to be recognized and present their essay

Scholarship Awards

State Winners

One male and one female will each receive a plaque recognizing them as state winners.

Section Winners

One male and one female in each of the eight NIAAA sections will each receive a $1,500 scholarship and a plaque recognizing them as section winners.

National Winners

One male and one female will be selected from the eight section winners to each receive a $2,500 scholarship and a glass etching recognizing them as national winners in addition to attending the National Conference for Athletic Administrators in December to present their essay.

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