New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association

NHADA/NIAAA Scholarship Information

December 5, 2017

In accordance with National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) purpose to promote, facilitate and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and recognize the partnership between the NIAAA and secondary education. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.  


Student Applicant Information

Download the NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Timeline

      Applications must be submitted to each school's athletic director.  The Athletic Director will then       forward the applications to:

      NHADA President Peter Cofran     Newfound High School    150 Newfound Road   Bristol, NH 03222   

      Deadline for Division II and IV is 1/8/18

       Deadline for Division I and III is 2/8/18

  • December 2018 : National winners and their parents are invited to attend the national conference to be recognized and present their essay
    • August: National winners notified by NIAAA office
    • July: NIAAA Board selects the male and female national winner
    • April-June: Each section selects its male and female winner
    • Each state must select a male and female winner prior to its NIAAA Section meeting

Minimum Requirements

    • Applicant must be a senior in high school
    • Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) 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 (Verbal and Math)
    • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport and continue to play two sports in their senior year
    • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
    • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application
    • 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.

Divisional and State Winners

One male and one female will be recognized from each of the four divisions at the Scholar Athlete recognition ceremony to be held in February and March by division.  From that pool of winners and overall male and female will each receive a plaque recognizing them as state winners and their names will be moved forward for Sectional consideration.  Each of the eight divisional winners will receive a $500 scholarship.

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.