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we are now accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Wisconsin Football Foundation Scholar Athlete team

Please click on the "Nominations" tab in the Menu bar for important information regarding how to submit nominations for the 2020-2021 Football seasons. 

Spring 2021 nominations are due by May 15, 2021

Questions you may have re: WFF’s plans for 2020-2021…

Q:  Will the WFF be honoring Scholar-Athletes for the Fall 2020 Season and the Alternate Fall/Spring Season of 2021?

A:  Yes.  Every high school head football coach in Wisconsin is invited to nominate a graduating senior who meets the criteria for recognition as a National Football Foundation High School Scholar-Athlete. If your school was not able to play in 2020-2021, you may also submit a nominee, based on the student’s achievements in previous seasons.

*Please check our website for details:, or e-mail

*All nominations, including schools playing in Spring, 2021, will be due May 15th, 2021.  Plaques will be available at the WFF table at the WFCA’s Clinic June 3-5, 2021. (Plaques not picked up will be shipped.)

Q:  What will each Scholar Athlete receive?

A:  Every honoree will receive a personalized plaque to commemorate their selection.  Also, every school will receive a personalized name-plate, recognizing the honoree on their school’s institutional plaque.

Q:  What revisions has WFF made because of the Covid 19 pandemic?

A:  *All the uncertain circumstances do not enable us to schedule an event to gather and recognize our honorees.  We will not be selecting an 11 member WFF State Scholar Athlete “TEAM” this year, and scholarships will not be awarded.

*The paperwork has been simplified and  consists of only two items: 

1)  a brief nomination form, available on our website;

2)  a one page reflection, prepared by the nominee, on what the experience of participating in football has meant to him.

Q:  What is some background information about this program?

A: The Wisconsin Football Foundation is the  National Football Foundation Chapter in the State of Wisconsin.  Founded in 1993, Wisconsin’s Chapter is one of 120 Chapters in 47 states; there are currently 12,000 members.  Each year over $1 million in scholarships are awarded by Chapters to high school scholar-athletes. To date, $80,000  has been awarded to WFF honorees for the 1993-2019 seasons.

*The Wisconsin Chapter has honored 2,098 nominees. (See our website for details.)

 *419 high schools in WI have submitted 1 or more nominees over the years.

*The primary focus of the Chapter is to promote outstanding personal, academic, and athletic achievement among graduating seniors in Wisconsin.  In addition to recognizing qualified nominees, a permanent Endowment Fund has been established to provide college scholarship assistance.

*The initial funding was established from memorial contributions in the name of George H. Chryst, former high school & college coach, and the father of current Head Football Coach for the Badgers, Paul Chryst.  The Chryst family has remained involved since the Chapter was established.



2020-2021 Nomination Form

Past Scholar Athletes

Why football?

Excerpts from previous nominees

Wisconsin Football Foundation

Founded in 1993, the Wisconsin Chapter is one of 120 Chapters of the NFF, which currently includes an all time high of over 12,000 members. Each year over $1 million in scholarships are awarded by Chapters to high school scholar-athletes.

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