NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship

Click HERE to go to the NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship. In accordance with National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) purpose to promote, facilitate and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and recognize the partnership between the NIAAA and secondary education. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.

OIAAA Student Athlete Scholarships

Click HERE to download the Scholarship Applications for the Dow Nelson, Nelson Thinnes, Ralph & Nancy Young, and OIAAA Executive Board 

The Nelson Thinnes, up to a, $500 Scholarship

Up to a $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Senior in High School son or daughter of an active member of OIAAA.   Factors such as financial need, scholastic achievement and leadership qualities shall be considered.   Applicants must complete the required application and submit it to their District Representative. Applicants who have previously have been awarded this scholarship will only be considered if there are no other legitimate candidates during that year.  A plaque will be presented to the scholarship winner at the OIAAA awards banquet in the Fall.

Past Nelson Thinnes Scholarship Recipients:
  • 2019: Abigail Knapp, Ontario High School (Northwest District)
  • 2018: Molly Ptacek, Avon High School (Northeast District)
  • 2017: Jared Yoder, Hiland High School
  • 2016: Dylan Shomper, Tipp City High School (Southwest District)
  • 2015: Paige Eckenrode, Medina High School (Northeast District)
  • 2014: Leah Leist, Western Brown High School (Southeast District)
  • 2013: Terry Carras, Bay High School (Northeast District)
  • 2012: Julie Smith, Orrville High School (Northeast District)
  • 2011: Jessica Arnold, Portsmouth Clay High School (Southeast District)

The Dow Nelson, up to a, $500 Scholarship

Up to a $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Senior in High School son or daughter of an active member of OIAAA.   Factors such as financial need, scholastic achievement and leadership qualities shall be considered.   Applicants must complete the required application and submit it to their District Representative.  Candidates for this award are recommended by and only taken from the district that is responsible for the state conference the previous year. A plaque will be presented to the scholarship winner at the OIAAA awards banquet in the Fall.

Past Dow Nelson Scholarship Recipients:
  • 2019: Camryn Hemmelgarn, Cincinnati Turpin High School (Southwest)
  • 2018: Jack Betz, Olentangy Orange High School (Central District)
  • 2017: Caitlin Young, North Adams High School, (East District)
  • 2016: Mitchell Spinell, Strasburg – Franklin High School (East District)
  • 2015: Ellie Dackin, Lima Bath High School (Northwest District)
  • 2014: Lizzie Frombach, Avon High School (Northeast District)
  • 2013: Joel Kimling, Maderia High School (Southwest District)
  • 2012: MacKenzie Stoyle, Centerburg High School (Central District)
  • 2011: Zeke Eier, Tecumseh High School (Southwest District)

The Ralph and Nancy Young, up to a, $500 Scholarship

Up to a $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Senior in High School son or daughter of an active member of OIAAA.   Factors such as financial need, scholastic achievement, athletic achievement and leadership qualities shall be considered.   Service of the parent(s) to their league, local, state and/or national athletic administrators associations, as well as service to OHSAA will be considered.  Applicants must complete the required application and submit it to their District Representative. Applicants who have previously have been awarded this scholarship will only be considered if there are no other legitimate candidates during that year.  A plaque will be presented to the scholarship winner at the OIAAA awards banquet in the Fall.

Past Ralph and Nancy Young Scholarship Recipients:

  • 2019: Payton Goodwin, Coldwater High School (Northwest District)
  • 2018: Luke Hanson, Sheridan High School (Northwest District)
  • 2017: Bailey Dackin, Bath High School (Northeast District)
  • 2016: Carly Wolfe, Olentangy High School (Central District)
  • 2015: Nathan Meeker, Olentangy Liberty High School (Central District)
  • 2014: Marie Conley, Fairbanks High School (Central District)
  • 2013: Katie Dacklin, Bath High School (Northeast District)
  • 2012: Madison Wolfe, Olentangy High School (Central District)
  • 2011: Lauren McGeehen, Uniontown Lake High School (Northeast District)

The OIAAA Board Scholarship – Up to a $500 Scholarship

Three, up to a, $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Senior in High School son or daughter of an active member of OIAAA.   Factors such as financial need, scholastic achievement, athletic achievement and leadership qualities shall be considered.   Service of the parent(s) to their league, local, state and/or national athletic administrators associations, as well as service to OHSAA will be considered.  Applicants must complete the required application and submit it to their District Representative. Applicants who have previously have been awarded this scholarship will only be considered if there are no other legitimate candidates during that year.  A plaque will be presented to the scholarship winner at the OIAAA awards banquet in the Fall.

  • 2019: Jules Frombach, Avon High School (Northeast District)
  • 2019: Madeline Jaco, Perrysburg High School (Northwest District)
  • 2019: Angelina Nunez, Bellefontaine High School (Southwest District)
  • 2019: Olivia Tincher, Springfield Shawnee High School (Southwest)
  • 2019: Alanah Williams, Crooksville High school (Southeast District)
  • 2018: Madison Boduch, Buckeye High School (Northeast District)
  • 2018: Kendall Feldman, Stow-Munroe High School (Northeast District)
  • 2017: Megan Kaufman, Lakota West High School
  • 2017: Jacob Collier, Clearview High School
  • 2017: Lucy Eier, Tecumseh High School
  • 2016: Jacob Frombach, Avon High School
  • 2016: Amanda Cassella, Mentor High School
  • 2016: Emily Rinehart,  Greenview High School
  • 2016: Evan Rinehart, Greenview High School
  • 2015: Jordan Betz, Olentangy Orange High School
  • 2015: Jared Kimling, Maderia High School
  • 2015: W. Drew School,  St. Xavier High School