How it Works

Class of 2019, do you have what it takes to earn a wendy’s high school heisman scholarship?

Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Scholarship Levels

  • 1
    State Winners: $500 Scholarship

    A $500 college scholarship will be awarded to one senior male and one senior female from each state. The 90 State Winners who do not move on to the National Finalist round will receive a $500 scholarship

  • 2
    National Finalists: $1,000 Scholarship

    The 10 National Finalists are selected from 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 $1,000 college scholarship. The eight (8) National Finalists who are not named the National Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

  • 3
    National Winners: $5,000 Scholarship

    A 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 $5,000 college scholarship, as well as national recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation.

wendy’s high school HEISMAN REGIONS

Wendy’s High School Heisman uses five geographic regions. Ten National Finalists—five males and five females—will be selected from the five Wendy’s High School Heisman regions.


Note: Washington D.C. is included with the State of Maryland in Region 4.

National Winners Announced

Check back for the announcement of the 2018 male and female National Winners.

Dates and times are subject to change.

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