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Foundation Scholarship Opportunities


Currently in Indiana, more than 160,000 students from 411 different IHSAA member schools participate in high school athletics. The Indiana High School Athletic Association believes that the athletic arena is merely an extension of the classroom, and the lessons learned through participation will have a dramatic impact on today’s youth as they prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Each year the IHSAA Foundation awards over $40,000 of post-secondary scholarships to student-athletes who excel both in competition and in the classroom. To date, the IHSAA Foundation has awarded over $180,000 worth of financial support to the next generation of leaders.


Each scholarship has varying requirements and should be examined individually. A full list of requirement criteria can be found by your school’s administrator. Information on each scholarship, including general criteria and past recipients can be found on each scholarship page below.

How To Apply

Contact your school’s Athletic Director or Principal and request their submit a nomination on behalf of a student-athlete. The nomination form can be found when they login into their myIHSAA account, under the Programs & Scholarship Nominations section.

Scholarship Application Timeline

IHSAA Foundation scholarships operate on two grant cycles:

Application Opens: Nov 1st 

Application Closes: Feb 29th 

Scholarships Available:

  • C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship

Application Opens: Feb 1st

Application Closes: Mar 31st

Scholarships Available:

  • Bobby & Kathy Cox Post-Secondary Scholarship
  • David V. Cranfill Truehearted Teammate Award
  • Amy Hasbrook Leadership Award
  • Lee Lonzo Champions Together Post-Secondary Scholarship
  • Parker Amet Post-Secondary Scholarship
  • Sparks Foundation Post-Secondary Scholarship

High school athletics helped me develop in a lot of different ways... What I learned from high school sports and the experiences that made me a candidate for this award, will carry with me and be applicable for the rest of my life.

Mia Treber

2023 David Cranfill Truehearted Teammate Award Recipient

Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarships

The largest of the IHSAA Scholarships, the C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship is the longest standing scholarship awarded to student-athletes around our state. 

Bobby & Kathy Cox Post-Secondary Scholarship

To celebrate the works of past IHSAA Commissioner, Bobby Cox, and his wife, Kathy, the Cox Scholarship awards scholarships to student-athletes who embody servant leadership. 

David Cranfill Truehearted Teammate Award

To support student-athletes that exhibit loyalty and faithfulness by putting their teammates, coaches, schools and community above themselves, the David Cranfill Truehearted Teammate Award celebrates the life and legacy of an IHSAA teammate who devoted his life to sharing and uplifting the deeds and impact of others.  

Amy Hasbrook Leadership Award

In honor of the late Amy Hasbrook, this scholarship honors two female multi-sport student-athletes who best exemplify and embody sportsmanship, leadership, integrity, and dedication to the team

Lee Lonzo Champions Together Post-Secondary Scholarship

A champion of inclusivity, the Lee Lonzo Champions Together Scholarship awards a pair of student-athletes competing in the Champions Together program a scholarship towards post-secondary education. 

Parker Amet Post-Secondary Scholarship

An inspiration to others to practice inclusivity and kindness, the Parker Amet scholarship is named in honor of Carmel High School's 2016 Prom King and active participant in Unified Sports, awarding a graduating senior that participated in their school's Champions Together program for at least two years as a partner athlete. 

Sparks Foundation Post-Secondary Scholarship

In partnership with the Sparks Foundation, two student-athletes from IHSAA member schools are chosen each year who exhibit great determination and fortitude through adversity by utilizing the skills learned through high school sports, especially teamwork, leadership, and good character.