SCAAA Scholarship Information
- SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
- Submit application by mail or email to: Myles Wilson, Spartanburg District 7, 717 Union Street, Spartanburg SC 29306 by April 15.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- One female and one male senior athlete will each be awarded a $500 scholarshipby the SC Athletic Administrators Association for winning at the state level. Please include a photo and short write-up about your school and athletic activities with your scholarship application.
- State winners will be submitted at the sectional level. Section winners receive $1500. Winners there will be submitted to the national level. National winners receive $2500.
- 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
Rebecca Marie Spry of Wade Hampton High School (Greenville) was chosen as the State winner of the NIAAA/SCAAA Scholar/Essay Contest. She also was selected as the winner of the NIAAA Section 3 and her application was submitted to the national level. From the SCAAA, Rebecca received a plaque and $500, plus $1500 from the NIAAA as a Section winner.
Rebecca will graduate on June 4 with a GPA of 5.098 on a 4.0 scale. Her class rank was 4 out of 375 seniors. During her years at Wade Hampton she won many awards such as being selected to attend Palmetto Girls State, recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction, a Palmetto Fellow, a Furman Scholar, a Wofford Scholar and a Presbyterian College Fellow. She has published written pieces in Sappony, the school’s literary magazine, and received a SC PTA Reflections Honorable Mention in Literature.
Rebecca has played basketball, tennis and soccer for all 4 years in high school and participated in Track and Field her senior year. She earned 13 Letters in the four sports. She also served as Key Club Treasurer for 3 years and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was chosen Capitan of the Varsity Basketball and Varsity Tennis teams. By the time Rebecca graduates she will have accumulated almost 200 volunteer hours through FCA Student Tutoring and other community service activities. She has raised money to create birthday cards for a homeless shelter to use with kids that may stay in the shelter over their birthday.
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.