Who’s Eligible

Who’s Eligible

Should you or your students apply?

Absolutely! If you are a high school senior—or if you teach or coach one—who’s dedicated to learning, performing, and leading—we’d love to hear from you.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports and school and community activities. If you’re one of the 1.4 million high school athletes across the country that excels in the classroom, on the field, and within your school and community, apply now. Or if you’re a teacher, coach, counselor, or administrator, learn how to refer a student. And don’t forget to check out the program timeline for important application deadlines and dates.

Know what it takes: Student Eligibility Criteria

To achieve award eligibility for the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2014/2015 academic years, graduating with the class of 2015. Applicants must:

Learn:
Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

Perform:
Participate in at least one of 27 eligible school-sponsored sports:

  1. Badminton
  2. Baseball
  3. Basketball
  4. Bowling
  5. Canoeing
  6. Competitive Spirit/Cheerleading
  7. Competitive Weight Lifting
  8. Crew
  9. Cross Country
  10. Equestrian
  11. Fencing
  12. Field Hockey
  13. Football
  14. Golf
  15. Gymnastics
  16. Ice Hockey
  17. Judo
  18. Lacrosse
  19. Skiing
  20. Soccer
  21. Softball
  22. Swimming and Diving
  23. Tennis
  24. Track and Field
  25. Volleyball
  26. Water Polo
  27. Wrestling

Lead:
Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman.