top of page

Amundsen Athletics Foundation
Scholarship Program is now accepting applications!

Key Dates

  • Date for Call of Application: February 24 

  • Application Due Date: April 21

  • Contact Athletic Directors if you have not received submission confirmation by: April 23, 2024

  • Date Recipients Announced: May 1

  • Date Scholarship Awards Presented:  TBD in coordination with AHS (upon verification)

2023-2024 AAF Viking Athlete Scholarship Application

 

Amundsen Athletics Foundation Scholarship Program

The Amundsen Athletics Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 2021 to recognize and support Amundsen High School student athletes attending post-secondary educational institutions or programs.  Scholarships are supported by donations made throughout the year to the Foundation.  The Scholarships provide ongoing motivation for student athlete excellence and a favorable reflection of Amundsen High School for student athletes as alumni and emerging community leaders.

 

Scholarship Component
The award provides an Amundsen High School senior athlete with a scholarship of $1,000 to assist with the cost of post-secondary education.  The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the level of funding ($1,000 increments) accumulated in the student scholarship fund by February 1 of each year in coordination with the AAF Board of Directors and AHS Athletic Directors. This year AAF will be awarding 4 scholarships to eligible senior athletes.

 

Application Components & How to Apply

All applicants must submit the following documents by April 21, 2024 by using this online scholarship form here.

  • Student Scholarship Application Form

  • An original essay (300/400 word maximum) on the topic of or explaining desire to attend post-secondary education and how sports has impacted their life as well as incorporating how they exhibit the AHS way.

  • Letter of reference/recommendation from a Coach

  • Letter of reference/recommendation from a Teacher

Selection Criteria

Applicants must meet the following established criteria:

  • Current Amundsen High School Senior (that is eligible to graduate in Spring)

  • Sports Participation (active participation through Senior Year unless inactivity is injury related)

  • Demonstrate strong potential to continue post-secondary education (standard requirement)

  • Prepare & submit a 300-400 word essay explaining desire to continue post-secondary education and how sports have impacted their life. Essay must also incorporate: How you exhibit the Amundsen High School way (Accountable, Honorable and Scholarly), your community involvement, your leadership skills and your sportsmanship qualities.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated and graded using the following weight measures and in consultation with AHS Athletic Directors and Counselors: 

  • Amundsen High School Way (25 points based on analysis of essay and reference letter content)

  • Secondary Education Goals (15 points based on analysis of essay and reference letter content)

  • Academics (15 points based on overall transcript analysis through 2Q of current school year)

  • Community Involvement (15 points based on analysis of essay and reference letter content)

  • Leadership (15 points based on analysis of essay and reference letter content) 

  • Sportsmanship (15 points based on analysis of essay and reference letter content)

 

Fulfillment

  • Verification of institution attendance: scholarship check will be awarded once verification of admission is provided by the recipient to the scholarship committee

  • Verification must be submitted by July 31 of award year to remain valid

  • Any scholarship not validated by recipient will be awarded to next eligible runner-up

  • Check made to recipient or directly to the institution pending verification attendance

 

Key Dates

  • Date for Call of Application: February 24 

  • Application Due Date: April 21

  • Contact Athletic Directors if you have not received submission confirmation by: April 23, 2024

  • Date Recipients Announced: May 1

  • Date Scholarship Awards Presented:  TBD in coordination with AHS (upon verification)

bottom of page