Applying for the Heisman High School Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one of the school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes.
You will need to ask a school official to review your application. This review must be completed in order for you to qualify for the program. The school official can be an unrelated teacher, counselor, or administrator at your high school. You’ll need to enter your reviewer’s full name and email address on the application, so it’s a good idea to check with him or her before you start.
The application process is managed by a 3rd party application management company named Kaleidoscope. When you click “Apply Now,” you will be taken to a separate website to complete your application. Before you can begin your application, you must complete an eligibility quiz. If you meet the academic and athletic eligibility requirements, you will be able to register and begin your application to tell us how you learn, perform, and lead in your school and community.
To register, create an account and establish a username and password. You’ll need your username and password through the application close date to log back into your account, work on your application, and review your application’s status.
You don’t have to complete the entire application at one time. You can save it and return later using your username and password. But be sure to answer every question accurately and completely before submitting your application. Remember that submitting an incorrect or incomplete application can disqualify you from the program.
Your application must be completed and submitted by October 17, 2023 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.
When you hit the submit button, your application status will change from ‘Incomplete’ to ‘Under Review.’
Before submitting your application, be sure you have entered your reviewer’s email information correctly. After completing your application, follow up with your reviewer. He or she should receive an email from email@example.com no later than 24 hours after you complete your application. Make sure your reviewer adds firstname.lastname@example.org to his/her address book or safe list to ensure that the email is accepted.
Your reviewer will need to review and approve your application by October 19, 2023 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. Your application will be disqualified if the review isn’t completed by this time.
There are additional resources available at the Kaleidoscope Help Center.
Make sure to check back here on November 1, 2023 to see if you’re a School Winner. You can follow the selection results throughout the entire program here.