Scholar-Athlete Awards


Local Scholar-Athletes (High School Level)

Educators, coaches and community leaders agree that education and development values must be taught at this level.  The Foundation's Chapters provide the local community with positive role models by recognizing those individuals in their community who best exemplify all three qualifications:

  • Outstanding academic application and performance
  • Exemplary school leadership and citizenship
  • Superior football performance

The Northern California Chapter awards 24 scholarships each year of $1,000 each to the recipient's college of choice.  Including our 2020 class, the Northern California Chapter has awarded $935,000 in scholarships to Northern California scholar-athletes since 1960.  Our graduate rate in higher education is 99%.


National Scholar-Athletes (Collegiate Level)

Although the basic requirements remain the same - scholarship, citizenship, and outstanding football performance -  the competition is clearly more intense on the national level.  The National Football Foundation's National Scholar-Athletes are truly representative of our nation's best and brightest.

To date, The Foundation has awarded Scholar-Athlete scholarships totaling nearly seven million dollars.