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OHSAA Scholarships

About OHSAA Scholarships

The Ohio High School Athletic Association and its six District Athletic Boards are proud to put on the 27th annual college scholarship program for the 2019-20 school year. School administrators will be provided information regarding the necessary steps to nominate senior student-athletes, one female and one male, for both the Scholar-Athlete and the Ethnic Minority Scholarship programs, with one male and one female nominee for each program. Recipients are selected based on a point system which rewards students for grade point averages; class rank; ACT or SAT scores; varsity letters earned; and individual and team athletic honors. The number of scholarship recipients from each district are based upon the number of schools within the district. For more information, please contact Ronald Sayers (rsayers@ohsaa.org).

Scholar-Athlete Requirements

Each candidate must meet these minimum qualifications:
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Minimum grade point average - 3.25 on a 4.0 scale upon completion of the seventh semester
  • Must have taken the ACT or SAT national tests (test scores will be required)
  • Must have received a minimum of three varsity letters in one OHSAA sanctioned sport or four varsity letters in a combination of any two or more OHSAA sanctioned sports. NOTE: cheerleading is not a sanctioned OHSAA sport.
  • Recipients of any athletic scholarships (full or partial) in NCAA Division I or II institutions or appointees to Military Academies are NOT eligible

2019 Scholar-Athlete Calendar

Jan. 31, 2020 Scholarship applications become available
March 31, 2020 Student application deadline
April 30, 2020 School counselors' deadline
May 1, 2020 Spring sports addendums available
June 15, 2020 Spring sports addendums deadline