Are You Eligible?

If you’re one of the 1.4 million high school ATHLETES across the country that excels in the classroom, on the field and within your community, apply now.

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports as well as school and community activities.

To achieve award eligibility for the 2020 Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance, students must be seniors during the 2020-2021 academic year, graduating with the class of 2021. Applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

  • Participate 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.

  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.