The Alabama Sports Officials Foundation is organized exclusively to provide educational scholarships to individual students with a high school diploma who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution located in the State of Alabama. A recipient must be a sports official who is currently affiliated with the Alabama High School Athletic Association, a child (natural or adopted) or grandchild of a sports official or the child (natural or adopted) or grandchild of the sport official's spouse, who is or has been affiliated with the Alabama High School Athletic Association for at least three annual registrations. A recipient must be in good standing at the current educational institution. (High School or College) The currently registered sports official must be in good standing with the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
We have partnered with the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama to handle the application process this year. We now have a paperless application process.
Please visit CFNEA’s Scholarship Central Online Application Process to access the application portal. You will need to create an account on this website for security reasons and apply for the “2020 Alabama Sports Officials Foundation Scholarship.” Click here to access the application
You will need the following information to complete the application:
- AHSAA Sports Officials Number (this may be yours, your parents, or grandparents AHSAA Sports Officials Number)
A copy of the FASFA’s Student Aid Report (Expected Family Contribution section)
ACT test score documentation
Application may be submited from now to March 1. Please note: all fully completed applications must be submitted by March 1.
Applicants will be selected and notified by the end of April. If selected, additional information will be required in order for payment to be issued. Scholarship awards will be sent directly to the college/university.
In addition, those awarded the Alabama Sports Officials Foundation Scholarships will be required to attend the AHSAA Officials Luncheon held in Montgomery in July 2019. Recipients will receive final instructions and will be recognized for their achievement at this event.
Should you have any questions about our new process, including any issue with access to the online portal, please contact Mr. Mitch Rogers, Director of Scholarships and Initiatives with the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama at 256-231-5160 ext. 17, or via mrogers@
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below for any application questions that may have already been asked.