Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations and sponsored by their school. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Level 1: STATE WINNERS: $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP
A $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to one senior male and one senior female from each state, as well as a silver medal and a Wendy's High School Heisman State Winner patch.*
*The 90 State Winners who do not move on to the National Finalist round will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
NATIONAL FINALISTS: $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP
The judging panel will select 10 National Finalists from the 100 State Winners, made up of five senior males and five senior females from each of the five geographic Heisman regions. National Finalists receive a $5,000 college scholarship, as well as an invitation to the Wendy’s High School Heisman Weekend in New York City, a gold medal and a Wendy's High School Heisman National Finalist Heisman patch.*
*The 8 National Finalists who do not move on to the National Finalist round will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Level 3: NATIONAL WINNERS: $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP
The judging panel will select one senior male and one senior female from the 10 National Finalists as Wendy’s High School Heisman National Winners. National Award Winners will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, as well as national honor and recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation, a Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy and a Wendy's High School Heisman National Winner patch.