Patriots News · Wootton Class of 2021 Scholarship Opportunity!

Wootton Class of 2021:

Now is the time to apply for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Scholarship.

Click here to download the application.

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicant must be a senior in high school
  • Applicant must have achieved at least one (1) 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.

Scholarship Timeline

  • Applications postmarked to NIAAA liaison in respective state by the states deadline
    • Maryland Applications are due NO LATER than 2/22/2021 to
  • 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 winner. Maryland winners also receive a $500 check sent to their accounts at their college.

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.

More information regarding the scholarship can be found here.

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Good Luck Patriots!