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Nominations for 2023 Football Season

Please click the link below for additional information and to submit a nomination: 


December 15, 2023!

Al Minnaert


Phone: 608-770-3433

Coaches Memo

Attention: Wisconsin High School FB Coaches

The Wisconsin Football Foundation remains committed to honoring the positive achievements of Scholar-Athletes in our State of Wisconsin. Our Chapter has recognized 2,381 honorees from 426 different high schools over the past 29 football seasons. The involvement of the high school coaches has been the critical factor in honoring so many deserving students. 

Each year, after reading all the paperwork submitted, the WFF Scholarship Committee selects an 11 member State of Wisconsin WFF Scholar-Athlete “TEAM.” As an award of excellence, this “TEAM” is first announced at the WFCA Hall of Fame banquet.

The 11-member Scholar-Athlete “TEAM” members are honored at a Recognition Event hosted by WFF. Three recipients will be chosen from among the 11 member “TEAM” to receive a $1,000 scholarship. As resources become available, the Chapter hopes to be able to provide scholarship assistance to all of the 11 member “TEAM.”

All head coaches will be able to nominate one outstanding student-athlete from their team for recognition each year.


  • Personal Achievement: leadership, contributions to community, etc.
  • Academic Achievement:  a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) by the end Junior Year
  • Athletic Achievement: varsity football participant, sportsmanship, football ability

Information You Will Need

  • Player Name
  • Player GPA
  • Player Position(s)
  • Player Address
  • Player Email
  • Player Phone
  • Parent/Guardian Name
  • Player Essay
  • Head Coach Essay on why their nominee is deserving to be selected to the 11 member WFF Scholar Athlete Team

Player Essay

Part of the nomination requirement is for a one-page essay written by the nominee. The one-page essay should be a reflection on their experience participating in football and what playing high school football has meant to them. This will be attached as a Word or PDF file during the nomination process, so please have that ready from the player prior to filling out the nomination.

Head Coach Essay

The Head Coach should write an essay explaining why the nominee is deserving of this scholar athlete nomination. Please also attach this as a Word or PDF file  with the nomination form.

Background of the Wisconsin Football Foundation Chapter

Please find information below about a program which was first introduced to the high schools in Wisconsin in 1993.  We hope it will provide support to your daily educational and social efforts, and become meaningful to the overall academic and athletic approach in your high school. 

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

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. To date, $97,,500 has been awarded.

Initial funding of the Endowment, established in conjunction with the formation of the Wisconsin Chapter, came from memorial contributions in the name of George H. Chryst, former football coach at Madison Edgewood High School, UW-Madison and UW-Platteville. For many years, profits from the All Pro Lineman Camp have been donated annually by area coaches to the trust. The Chapter also receives rebates for scholarships from the NFF.