The National Award Program Releases the Names of 2020 National Finalists
New York, NY, Nov. 9, 2020 — From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2021, 12 students have been named National Finalists in the Heisman High School Scholarship competition awarded by The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance. Poland Seminary High School’s Jackie Grisdale is one of the 12 national finalists.
The Heisman High School Scholarship is presented by Acceptance Insurance. From its inception in 1994, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.
The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by celebrating and rewarding outstanding male and female scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories happen not only on the field, but also in their schools and communities. The Heisman Trophy Trust was proud to partner with Acceptance Insurance in 2020 to present these prestigious scholarships.
Over the past 26 years, the program has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students and more than a million dollars to high school academic and athletic programs across the country.
The program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting male and female students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.
In their first year as presenting sponsor, Acceptance Insurance pledged an additional $25,000 scholarship donation to the program. The 2020 National Finalists will receive a $1,250 college scholarship and compete for the chance to be named the 2020 male and female National Winners.
National Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 on the Heisman Scholarship Website. The two National Winners will each receive a $5,250 college scholarship.
To learn more about these finalists, or for a complete listing of all 2020 winners visit the Heisman Scholarship Website.