The 29th annual Scholar-Athlete Award process is underway. Remember, applications are due to the MHSAA office by 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 1. Therefore, your application needs to be submitted to the athletic office before November 24.
1. There may be no more prestigious honor for a scholar-athlete than this award. Even if you have a student that already has secured a full-ride scholarship, please encourage him or her to apply for this award. The 32 winners are a true representation of the term “scholar-athlete”, and winning this award should be a goal for every student.
2. The essay and short answer questions are very important. Your student may be a four-time MHSAA champion with a 4.0 GPA, but if the student does not write a good and interesting essay he or she will not win. In addition, have your students work with an English teacher to proof the essay; it never hurts to have more eyeballs look at the app before submission.