COLUMBUS, Ohio – A total of $66,000 in scholarships were recently handed out to 54 students during the 19th Annual OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Banquet held recently in Columbus.
The scholarship winners were selected by each of the six OHSAA district athletic boards. Jessica Burger, of Crestview High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the OHSAA sponsored by Taco Bell. Burger participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball at Crestview.
“The scholar-athlete banquet is always one of the highlights of the school year for the OHSAA,” said OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross. “We all know that state tournaments are exciting and a thrill for the student-athletes, schools and communities, but to see so many students be honored this way for their extraordinary work academically is just as thrilling. They truly represent what it is all about and their families and schools are to be commended for helping them achieve great things already. I would also like to personally thank the OHSAA Foundation and our corporate partners for their generous support in helping make these scholarships possible.”
More About the Scholar-Athlete Selection Process
Scholar-athlete recipients are selected based on a point system which rewards students for grade point averages; ACT or SAT scores; varsity letters earned; individual and team athletic honors; and an essay. There are seven, 10 or 13 recipients from each district, depending upon the number of schools within the district. The recipients were selected by special committees within each of the six OHSAA athletic districts. Recipients of athletic scholarships from NCAA Division I or II institutions are not eligible for the award.