WILLIAMSTON – Riverside High School Senior Briley Bickerstaff has been named the recipient of the Heisman High School Scholarship.
The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance recently announced the 2021 winners of the Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance.
Riverside High School track and field and cross country athlete Bickerstaff was selected as the recipient.
Out of a candidate pool of thousands of varsity athletes graduating from the Class of 2022, Bickerstaff was one of 5,700 winners in the Heisman High School Scholarship Competition.
Scholarship amounts have been increased in 2021, and recipients will continue to have the chance to become state laureates, national finalists, or national laureates.
State winners will receive a scholarship of $ 1,000. National finalists receive a university scholarship of $ 2,000 and national male and female winners will each receive a university scholarship of $ 10,000.
The Heisman High School Scholarship extends Heisman’s prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school students by recognizing and rewarding outstanding college athletes who understand that the most important victories happen not only on the field, but in their schools and schools. their communities.
These remarkable young leaders are setting an example and a game changer every day, paving the way to greatness for all around them.
To apply, students must have graduated with the Class of 2022, have a high school grade point average of a B (3.0) or better, participate in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the Paralympic Games and / or the National Federation of State High School Association and be a leader in your school and community.
The Heisman High School Scholarship is presented by Acceptance Insurance.
Since its inception in 1994, the program has built on the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, preservation and hard work.
Over the past 27 years, the program has honored over 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school students and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships for students and over $ 1 million in academic programs. and high school athletes across the country.
Leslie Beachboard is editor-in-chief of Bertie Ledger-Advance and The Enterprise. She can be contacted by email at [email protected]