SCAAA Scholarship Information
- National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar/Essay Application Submit application to: Myles Wilson, Spartanburg District 7, 717 Union Street, Spartanburg SC 29306 by May 1.
- One female and one male senior athlete will be awarded a $500 scholarship
by the SC Athletic Administrators Association for winning at the state level.
- State winners will be submitted at the sectional level. Section winners receive $1000. Winners there will be submitted to the national level. National winners receive $2000.
- Student athlete's school athletic director MUST be a member of the SCAAA and the NIAAA associations to be eligible.
Scholarships Awarded to Student Athletes
Danielle Carol Ayer
James Island Charter High School
AD Tom Hatley
Danielle earned 3 letters in Volleyball and 2 letters in Soccer, plus playing Club Hockey for 4 years. Her class rank is number 1 of 298 and she earned a GPA of 4.86. She earned academic awards each year at James Island, including the AP Chemistry Award and International Baccalaureate French Award. In addition, she served as Co-Editor of the Yearbook as a junior and Editor as a senior. As a community volunteer she has participated in Habitat for Humanity, worked at the North Charleston Food Bank, several Blood Drives and Beach and Marsh Sweeps in Charleston
Pelion High School
AD Ben Freeman
Nathan is a 3-sport letterman in football for 2 years, wrestling and track and field for 3 years each. He was a 2012 state qualifier in wrestling. He is ranked number 24 in his class and earned a GPA of 3.67. Besides doing well in athletics and academics, Nathan was very involved in Boy Scouts, serving as Patrol leader and Senior Patrol leader. He also contributed over 80 hours of community service.
Congratulations to Erin Colleen Hongsemeier of Ashley Ridge High School. Erin is the South Carolina state winner of the NIAAA Scholarship/Essay Contest and will be presented with a Plaque from the NIAAA and a check for $500 from the SCAAA.
Erin’s accomplishments and appreciation of the influence of sports make us proud to have her as our state representative. She will graduate number 6 out of 397 students in her senior class. She has earned a GPA of 4.74 and SAT score of 1690 – all while playing three sports and taking part in her community.
Erin earned 1 letter in Varsity Track, 3 letters in Varsity Basketball and 2 letters in Varsity Volleyball. She was selected All-Region, Team Captain and MVP in Volleyball. While being an outstanding player, she was on the Academic Honor Roll all four years, won the Sportsmanship Leadership Award in her Junior year and the Jefferson Leadership Award as a senior. Erin is a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society/Science Quest, FCA, Habitat for Humanity Club and a student in the Leadership Class. She has also contributed over 100 hours of community service with organizations such as Summerville Miracle League, Palmetto House, Big Fox Little Fox Mentor Program and the Low Country Food Bank Student Food Drive.
Sarah Glenn Neidenbach of Spartanburg High School and John Carruth of Landrum High School were awarded $500 scholarships by the SCAAA as state winners in the NIAAA Scholarship Program. They were presented their checks and NIAAA plaques at their school Award Ceremonies. They were also entered in the NIAAA Section 3 level of competition.