Students applying for the Scholar-Athlete must be graduating during the 2019-20 school year, carry a 3.5 grade-point average, and have previously won a letter in a varsity sport that the MHSAA sponsors postseason competition. Applicants will also be required to show involvement in other school-community activities and submit an essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics.
Applications materials can be found on MHSAA.com.
Each MHSAA member school is allowed to nominate a number of student-athletes based on the size of the school. Class A schools can nominate six boys and six girls. The first 30 scholarships will be awarded based on this graduated scale, with two additional scholarships intended for minority applicants. A committee composed of school administrators from across the state will select regional and statewide winners.
Farm Bureau Insurance, a long-time supporter of MHSAA activities, also sponsors other educationally oriented programs. Chief Executive Officer Don Simon notes the company's pleasure with the awards program. The 32 scholarship recipients will be recognized at the MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing on March 28, 2020