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Minimum Requirements

  • Applicant must be a senior in high school

  • Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b)ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading)

  • Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport

  • Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports

  • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application

  • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director

  • School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association

  • The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate

  • All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronic materials sent to the NIAAA Liaison in your respective state by your states deadline.


Applications must be sent to Brad O'Donnell, NIAAA Liaison, St. Clair High School, 121 West Main Street, P.O. Box 99, St. Clair, MN 56080. Application can be scanned and emailed to They must be received on or before February 16 of the current year.

Each School will select on female and one male nominee. Nomination forms must be mailed or emailed by the school.  No nominations will be accepted from individuals. Minnesota will select one female and one male from the applications received. The individuals selected will honored at the annual MnIAAA Awards Banquet in St. Cloud, Minnesota. They will be awarded a $600 scholarship from the MnIAAA and placed in nomination to the Section V scholarship selection committee.

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