NIAA - One Nevada Top 10 Student-Athletes of the Year awards program

NIAA - One Nevada Top 10 Student-Athletes of the Year awards program

 

2021-2022 TOP TEN APPLICATION

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA, the 501c3 non-profit governing body of high school athletics in the Silver State) and the One Nevada Credit Union (One Nevada, the NIAA’s presenting partner for this program) will award individual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to the top 10 student-athletes (five boys / five girls) in Northern Nevada and the top 10 student-athletes (five boys / five girls) in Southern Nevada. In order to be nominated for this NIAA / One Nevada Top 10 award program, students must be: 1) a senior graduating on his/her appropriate career schedule and 2) a varsity-level athlete in at least one of the NIAA’s 17-sanctioned sports. Special consideration will be given by the selection committee to those student-athletes who, a) maintained a high level of academic status compared to fellow graduating seniors within the school, b) lettered in multiple sports and achieved a level of success during their high school athletic career, c) participated in other school-based activities / programs / departments, d) contributed in an outstanding manner to the community through service projects, public commitments, etc., and e) exhibited high personal standards (i.e. honesty, integrity, etc.) in all manners. In essence, the applicant must have served, throughout the duration of his/her high school career, as a positive role model for his/her fellow students. Please click on the headline-link above to access the nomination form / application packet, due MONDAY, MARCH 21.

 

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NIAA, One Nevada award $20,000 in scholarships to Nevada's high school student-athletes

RENO, NV. — The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and One Nevada Credit Union awarded $20,000 in scholarship funds to graduating high school student-athletes in the Silver State through the annual NIAA / One Nevada Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year awards program. Please click on the headline-link above to access the news release, which includes the announcement of winners and more information about the program.

 

2021 NIAA / One Nevada Top 10 Student-Athletes of the Year -- COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM

Please click on the headline-link above to access the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association's / One Nevada Credit Union's 2020-21 Top 10 Student-Athletes of the Year awards banquet program. The biographies for all 20 scholarship ($1,000) recipients (five Northern boys, five Northern girls, five Southern boys & five Southern girls) are included within this printed edition.

 

 

Just what or who is a Top Ten Student-Athlete of the Year?

The Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year award is given to not just the top high school athletes in the Silver State but rather to those student-athletes who exemplify total school and community involvement. Special consideration in the selection process is given to student-athletes who participated in multiple sports, other school and student government activities, and community service projects while at the same time maintained a high academic status within their school.

"This is an outstanding event which recognizes student-athletes who exemplify what high school activities and athletics are all about," says Donnie Nelson, Interim Executive Director of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. "While the requirements sound restrictive, we know these student-athletes exist as evident by the group of individuals we have with us tonight. It is our goal through the Top Ten program to find and honor these superb individuals."

All candidates must be seniors. The general categories include scholastic achievement (class rank, non-weighted grade point average, number of semesters on the honor roll, number of honors classes taken, and ACT and SAT scores), overall sports participation (number of varsity sports, number of varsity letters, and individual and team achievements), other contributions (school and church activities, and community service accomplishments), an essay, and letters of recommendation. The Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year in both Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada, as selected by a panel of judges, are then honored with a formal dinner banquet.

Winners receive commemorative awards from the NIAA and its sponsors. The awards include a $1,000 (one-time) scholarship (courtesy of the NIAA and One Nevada Credit Union) and a NIAA Courtesy Card. Winners are asked to invite seven guests, free of charge courtesy of the NIAA, to share in the banquet.

The Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year award banquets began in 1996. The banquets are once again supported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

For more information about the banquets, its sponsors or any of the many other special programs conducted by the NIAA, please call the NIAA office at (775) 453-1012. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association is the private, non-profit governing body of high school athletics in the Silver State.