The U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame – Award for Excellence Program seeks to highlight the nation’s top sophomore and junior high school athletes who exemplify similar strengths to Army Strong Soldiers; and who not only excel athletically, but who also excel academically and are active in their communities.
Students nominated for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame – Award for Excellence must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for selection. Nominations and judging criteria include:
Students must be in their sophomore or junior year of an accredited high school during the 2012-2013 school year. High Schools must either be in the United States or part of the DOD system of schools in order for students to qualify.
Students must be a current, active member on a school athletic team and have completed one season of play at minimum.
Students must hold a minimum 3.5 GPA on a non-weighted scale.
Students must be involved with and/or support the local community:
- Community service can involve volunteering and/or mentoring for any non-school or work related organization.
Students must have three letters of recommendation:
- One letter from a school representative includes: administrative staff, teachers, counselors.
- One letter from athletic team coach and/or assistant coach.
- One letter from community service organization representative.
All Nomination Information will need to be submitted via email to USArmy@Profootballhof.com or via fax to (330) 588-3599 by Midnight EDT, on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
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The judging panel will review all submissions and the 10 Award Finalists will be notified on June 15, 2013
. When Finalists are announced, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will arrange for a Pro Football Hall of Famer to attend the Finalists’ school and present a Finalist Plaque of Excellence in an award assembly during the fall of 2013.
Each of the 10 nominated finalists will be provided with travel arrangements to the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, to participate in game week activities Jan. 2-5, 2014. The winner of the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame – Award for Excellence will be announced during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl’s Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
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