Scholarship Criteria

 

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 sports 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.

The application process for this round of scholarships is closed.  Please check back here for the next round starting January 1.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Q: Do applicants need to be high school graduates attending college for the first time in the Fall?
 
A: A student will qualify for the scholarship if he/she is graduating from high school and will be attending an in state institution in the Fall. Also a student already in college at an in state institution can apply for the scholarship. He/She will be eligible every year of enrollment seeking an undergraduate degree at an in state institution.  He/She can apply for the scholarship each year he/she is eligible but can only be selected to receive it once.  This scholarship will not be awarded to a student seeking a post graduate degree.
 
Q. Does the student and a parent need to supply their AHSAA Official's number on the application form?
 
A. If the student is an active AHSAA official, the parent is not required to fill in their AHSAA Official's number. (Although it is Recommended!)  If the student is not an active AHSAA Official, then the parent is required to fill in their AHSAA Official's number on the application form.
 
Q.  When does the application process begin and end?
 
A.  The application form will be available January 1 and will remain so until March 1.  The recipients will be notified before May 1.
 
Q. When will the recipients actually receive the scholarships?
 
A. The institutions of the recipients will be contacted and the scholarship funds will be sent directly to their institutions in their names after the recipients are presented certificates during the AHSAA Officials Luncheon in Montgomery.  The recipients will be recognized and honored at the AHSAA Official's Awards Luncheon in July.  Attendance is expected. 
 

Alabama Sports Officials Foundation

 

 

Scholarship Selection Committee
   
Baseball Craig Cleveland Hartselle
Doug Baxter Montgomery
     
Basketball Yolanda Terry Daleville
Walter Garrett Birmingham
     
Football Jeff McCurley Mobile
Jay Logan Northport
     
Volleyball Apple Kridakorn Montgomery
Sharon Russell-Hall Gadsden
     
Soccer Sam Waelti Anniston
Joe Manjone Robertsdale
     
Softball Rudy Parker Thomaston
Willie Moore Jasper
     
Track Robin Gaines Madison
Bettie Miller Mobile
     
Wrestling Perry Butler Madison 
Dickey Wright Birmingham
     
     
     

A special thank you to the following donors

 

Foundation Scholarship Donor List

Donor Name Contact Contribution Date
Alabama High School Athletic Association Executive Director – Steve Savarese  11/18/16

Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Ass

Director – Alvin Briggs  11/18/16
Carey Cogburn Official - Metro Tuscaloosa FBOA  11/18/16
Don Korn Wrestling State Tournament Staff Member  11/22/16
AHSAA Football District Directors    
Gary Evans Official – Quad Cities BBOA  11/22/16
Greg Brewer Retired AHSAA Director of Officials  11/22/16
Jeff Hilyer AHSAA FB Rules Interpreter  11/22/16
Jeff Triplette Arbiter Chief Executive Officer  
Ken Clawson High School Coach - Florida  11/22/16
Ken Jones AHSAA Baseball NE District Director  
Mark Russell Official – North Alabama FBOA  09/21/16
North Alabama Football Officials Association Bubba Hogue - Treasurer  
Representative Harry Shiver AHSAA Southwest Softball District Director  09/19/16
S & S Sprinkler Jeff McCurley – Business manager & Official  11/21/16
Smitty Official's Apparel Joe Derosa - Owner and NCAA BK Official  12/22/16
AHSAA Southwest Football District Metro-Mobile & SW Alabama FB Officials Associations 05/10/16 
Big East Football Officials Association Charles Smith - President  12/28/16
East Alabama Football Officials Association Steven Hays - Treasurer  12/28/16
Bob West Official - Birmingham FBOA  12/30/16

 

Skip Powe Official - Central Alabama FBOA  01/04/17
Jonathan Holladay Official - Wal-Win VBOA  01/04/17
Edgar Weldon A friend to all AHSAA officials!  01/13/17
One Stop Sports, LLC

Joe Pike & Scott Richards -

Owners and BK Officials

 01/13/17
Ron Henry Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  01/13/17
Mark Wallace Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Alan Bragwell Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Harlon Hutcheson Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  01/13/17
Sonny Glasgow Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Eric Hill Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Wayne Cobb Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Tim Creasy Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Larry Grissom Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  
Joe Bailey Official - North Metro BBOA  
Alton Smith Official - North Metro BBOA  
Orville Collins Official - North Metro BBOA  
Dennis Dawson Official - North Metro BBOA  
Jarvis Moore Official - North Metro BBOA  
Frank King Official - North Metro BBOA  
Mark Myers Official - North Metro BBOA  
Thomas Owens Official - North Metro BBOA  
Brandon Dean Official - North Metro BBOA  
Dave Stephenson Official - Shoals Area SOA  
Riley Kreider Official - Shoals Area SOA  
Cedric Thomas Official - North Alabama SOA  01/23/17
Mike Moran Official - North Alabama SOA  
Mike Smid Official - North Alabama SOA  01/23/17
Ed Tate Official - North Alabama SOA  
Todd Owen Official - North Alabama SOA  
Mike Vesoulis Official - North Alabama SOA  
Alan Hicks Official - North Alabama SOA  
Pat Miller Official - North Alabama SOA  01/23/17
Temo Navarrete Official - North Alabama SOA  
Ron Slatton Official - North Metro BBOA  01/23/17
North Metro Basketball Officials Association Rip Nabors - Treasurer  01/24/17
Tim Barron Official - North Alabama SOA  01/26/17
Glenn Conner Official - North Alabama SBUA  01/26/17
Dalton Thomas Official - North Alabama SBUA  
Andy Latham Official - North Alabama SBUA  01/26/17
Dewane Shumate Official - North Alabama SBUA  01/26/17
Tom Fox Official - North Alabama SBUA  
Dale Perry Official - North Alabama SBUA  
Will Rasely Official - North Metro BBOA  
Quad-Cities Basketball Officials Association Barrett Long - Treasurer  
Jason Jones Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Ron White Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Marvin Wesley Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Bill Bigby Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Tim Roberts Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Craig Knight Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Kevin Jackson Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Wesley Mixon Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Raynard Jones Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Jeff Toney Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Beverly Jolly Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Ron Harris Official - Quad-Cities BBOA  02/08/17
Ricky Bryan Official - Colbert County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Wayne Cobb Official - Colbert County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Lee Walker Official - Colbert County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/1517
Tim Bowers Official - Decatur BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Loyd Potter Official - Decatur BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Jason Holt Official - Limestone County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Billy Owens Official - Limestone County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Keith Turberville Official - Limestone County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Floyd White Official - Limestone County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/15/17
Craig Cleveland AHSAA Baseball NW District Director  02/15/17
Leon Bradley Official - North Alabama BBOA  02/16/17
Greg Picogna A friend to all AHSAA officials!  02/23/17
Tennessee Valley Basketball Officials Association Earl Lybrand - Treasurer  
Thomas Watkins Official - Retired North Central FBOA 03/23/17
Butch Jones Official - North Alabama BBOA  
Robert Grondin Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  
Trent Iley Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  03/27/17
Gregg Frost Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  03/27/17
Dan Glossner Official - Decatur BBUA  03/31/17
Sidney James Official - Central Alabama BBOA  03/31/17
North Alabama Track Officials Association Bryan Lorge - Treasurer  04/03/17
Bryan Lorge Official - North Alabama TOA  04/03/17
Gadsden Basketball Officials Association Robin Roberts - Treasurer  04/05/17
Bob West Official - Birmingham FBOA  04/21/17
Birmingham Football Officials Association Bob West - Treasurer  04/21/17
Encore Rehabilatation Paul Henderson & Paige Plash - Owners  04/25/17
Metro-Mobile BBUA Jamie Walter - Treasurer  05/08/17
Gregory Townes Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Jason Lively Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Mark Wehrwein Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Roberto Alvarez Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
George Cavender Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Tom Day Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Philip Ellis Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Robert Scheppler Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Chuck Tonini Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Duane Baugher Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Adam Clark Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Blane Fix Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
John Gaines Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Terry Harbin Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Oralondo Hicks Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Ken Kirby Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Ammon McKinney Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Derek Simmer Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Jim Smith Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Mark Unger Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Bill Ward Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Ed Bryan Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Dustin Gurley Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Jamal Cummins Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Alan Caldwell Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
Charlie Readus Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/08/17
John Robertson AHSAA Basketball SC District Director  05/18/17
Mobile County Basketball Officials Association Kevin Assmann - President  05/18/17
Charles Mewborn Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA 05/22/17
31 North Football Officials Association Bobby Noles - Treasurer  05/25/17
Ernest Shears Official - Selma BBOA  06/01/17
Thomas Watkins Official - Retired North Central FBOA  
Butch Jones In Memory of his mother (Martha G. Jones)  
Lane Lawley AHSAA Volleyball SW District Director  07/24/17
John Solomon Official - Selma BBOA  07/24/17
Troy Recreation Umpires Kevin Bryan - President  07/24/17
Craig Knight In Memory of his father (Charles Knight)  07/28/17
Robert Grondin (Boeing Corporation) Official -  Greater Huntsville BBUA  08/04/17
Gina Grondin  (Boeing Corporation) Wife of Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  08/04/17
Farris Satterfield AHSAA Football NW District Director (Retired)  08/07/17
Wright Waters Football Bowl Association (2017 AHSAA Luncheon Guest Speaker)  08/07/17
Tennessee Valley Football Officials Assocation Todd Burbank - President  08/07/17
Randi Richey Official - Tennessee Valley VBOA 08/31/17
Michael Brymer Official - Birmingham FBOA (11 Monthly Bank Auto Drafts) 08/31/17
Maureen McKannan Official - North Baldwin VBOA  09/05/17
Billie Campbell Official - Greater Sand Mtn FBOA (19 Monthly Bank Auto Drafts)  09/11/17
Decatur Football Officials Association Don Widner - President  09/11/17
Senator Gerald Allen Retired Official - (A friend to all officials)  09/11/17
North Alabama Basketball Officials Association Ron White - Treasurer  09/18/17
Dr. Jeff Garrard  A friend to all AHSAA officials!  09/19/17
Carey Cogburn In Memory of (Mary Lou Allen)  10/24/17
Warren Bowron AHSAA Football SE District Director 10/25/17
Huntsville Volleyball Officials Association Sharon Rivers - Treasurer  10/30/17
Metro-Mobile Football Officials Association Tim Porter - President  10/31/17
Will Rasely Official -  North Metro BBOA  11/07/17
S & S Sprinkler Jeff McCurley – Business manager & Official  11/10/17
SE Alabama Football Officials Association Brad Harris - Treasurer  11/17/17
Allen Orman (Boeing Corporation) Official - Decatur FBOA  11/30/17
Gregg Lee Official - Greater Sand Mountain FBOA  12/04/17
Tri County Football Officials Association Larry Smith - President  12/08/17
Big East Football Officials Association Charles Smith - President  12/19/17
Michael Miller Official - Big East FBOA  12/19/17
Jim Jackson Official - Big East FBOA  12/27/17
Joe Manjone AHSAA Soccer Rules Interpreter  12/27/17
Craig Knight Official - North Alabama BBOA  01/03/18
Walter Garrett AHSAA Basketball NC District Director  01/03/18
Skip Powe Official - Central Alabama FBOA  12/27/17
Fund Raising Committee - Clay County First State Bank of Lineville  01/17/18
Fund Raising Committee - Clay County Legacy Cabinets  01/24/18
Smitty Official's Apparel Joe Derosa - Owner and NCAA BK Official  02/07/18
Randy Coleman Official - Birmingham BBOA  02/07/18
Greg England Retired Official - Birmingham BBOA 02/07/18
Brien Phillips Official - Northeast Alabama FBOA  02/07/18
Chris Kaminski AHSAA Softball SE District Director  02/08/18
Craig Cleveland AHSAA Baseball NW District Director  02/14/18
Wayne Cobb Official - Colbert County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/14/18
Tim Beutjer Official - Limestone County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/14/18
Loyd Potter Official - Decatur BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/14/18
Ricky Bryan Official - Colbert County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/14/18
Billy Owens Official - Limestone County BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/14/18
Roger Shireman Retired Official - Limestone County BBOA  02/14/18
Tim Bowers Official - Decatur BBUA  (NW BB Dist Camp Instructor)  02/14/18
Fund Raising Committee - Clay County Ashland Family Care, LLC  02/14/18
Tennessee Valley Basketball Officials Assoc. Earl Lybrand Treasurer  02/14/18
Gadsden Basketball Officials Association Greg Childs - President  02/21/18
Greg Picogna A friend to all AHSAA officials!  02/21/18
Fund Raising Committee - Calhoun County Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce  02/23/18
Wiseguys LLC Brian Hagedorn  02/27/18
Christine Sheckles Official - Birmingham BBOA  03/13/18
North Alabama FBOA Bubba Hogue - President  03/14/18
Carey Cogburn Official - Metro Tuscaloosa FBOA  03/16/18
Alabama High School Athletic Association Steve Savarese 03/16/18
North Metro Basketball Officials Association Rip Nabors - Treasurer 03/16/18
Fund Rasing Committee - Covington County Shaw Industries Group, Inc.  03/22/18
Fund Raising Committee - Montgomery County Capital City BBOA  03/26/18
Fund Raising Committee - DeKalb County Terry & Janet Headrick  04/02/18
Fund Raising Committee - DeKalb County Greater Sand Mountain FBOA  04/02/18
Fund Raising Committee - Choctaw County Dwight Charley  04/10/18
Fund Raising Committee - Choctaw County Ronald Low  04/10/18
Fund Raising Committee - Choctaw County Frank Combs  04/10/18
Fund Raising Committee - Choctaw County Mark Ezell  04/10/18
Bryan Lorge In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer) 04/10/18
Dan Capps - SE BB District Director In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer)  04/20/18
Mark Capps - WC BB District Director In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer)  04/20/18
Craig Cleveland - NW BB District Director In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer)  04/20/18
Ron Collins - SC BB District Director In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer)  04/20/18
Eddie Loggins - NC BB District Director In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer)  04/20/18
Southwest Football District Robert Lose SW FB District Director  04/20/18
John Solomon Official - Selma BBOA  04/20/18
Ken Jones - NE BB District Director In Memory of (Joe Frank Brewer)  04/26/18
Fund Raising Committee - DeKalb County Mike & Amanda Shirey  04/27/18
Fund Raising Committee - DeKalb County Dekalb County Development Commission  05/07/18
Fund Raising Committee - Dallas County George Evans  05/15/18
Encore Rehabilatation Paul Henderson & Paige Plash - Owners  05/15/18
Robert Grondin (Boeing Corporation) Official -  Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/22/18
Gina Grondin  (Boeing Corporation) Wife of Official - Greater Huntsville BBUA  05/22/18
Fund Raising Committee - Fayette County Northwest Alabama SBUA  05/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Fayette County Northwest Alabama BBOA  05/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Fayette County Alabama FBOA  05/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Marion County Northwest Alabama SBUA  05/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Marion County Northwest Alabama BBOA  05/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Marion County Alabama FBOA  05/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Fayette County Northwest Alabama BBUA  05/31/18
Fund Raising Committee - Marion County Northwest Alabama BBUA  05/31/18
Fund Raising Committee - Hale County Willie Wiggins  06/13/18
Fund Raising Committee - Hale County Judge Crawford  06/13/18
Fund Raising Committee - Hale County Peoples Bank of Greensboro  06/13/18
Fund Raising Committee - Hale County Circuit Clerk (Ms. Perry)  06/13/18
Fund Raising Committee - Hale County Mars Hill Baptist Church  06/13/18
Head 2 Toe Officials Craig Knight - Owner  06/20/18
Fund Raising Committee - Clay County Jerry Weems  06/27/18
Fund Raising Committee - Jackson County Frank Sport 07/19/18
Fund Raising Committee - Shelby County Stan Brown 07/19/18
Laurie Sheckles Official - Birmingham BBOA 07/19/18
Tracy Goodwin Official - North Alabama FBOA  08/02/18
Fund Raising Committee - Dale County Kevin Hawkins  08/06/18
Head 2 Toe Officials Craig Knight Owner  09/10/18
Facebook Birthday Charity Fund Raising Event Greg Brewer  10/24/18
Fund Raising Committee - Baldwin County Tim Dees  11/08/18
Facebook Birthday Charity Fund Raising Event Mark Wehrwein  11/23/18
Fund Raising Committee - Shelby County Stan Brown  11/23/18
Southwest Football District Robert Lose SW FB District Director 11/26/18
Fund Raising Committee - Shekby County Stan Brown  12/03/18
Fund Raising Committee - Baldwin County Tim Dees  12/03/18
Fund Raising Committee - Baldwin County Tim Dees  12/10/18
Fund Raising Committee - Lauderdale County Mickey Haddock  12/10/18
Big East Football Officials Association Charles Smith - President  12/11/18
Mike Miller Official -  Big East FBOA  12/11/18
Facebook Charity Fund Raising Event Anonymous  12/26/18
Fund Raising Committee - Cherokee County Robert Howell  12/26/18
Head 2 Toe Officials Craig Knight Owner  01/02/19
Carey Cogburn Official - Metro Tuscaloosa FBOA  01/17/19
Greg Picogna A Friend to all AHSAA Officials.  02/25/19
Carey Cogburn  In Memory of (Marion Johnson)  10/02/19
 Head 2 Toe Officials  Craig Knight Owner  10/15/19
     
     
     
     
     
     

Alabama Sports Officials Foundation

 

 

Historical Listing of Scholarship Recipients

2019             

                                        William Pouncey - Baseball - Chelsea, AL

                                        Clint Wright – Basketball – Loretto, TN

                                        Hunter Clayton – Football – Columbus, GA

                                        Malik Dahhan- Soccer – Birmingham, AL

                                        Kamiyah Strother – Softball – Tuscaloosa, AL

                                        Shelby Wood – Volleyball – Jacksonville, AL

                                        Lia Degennaar – Wrestling – Madison, AL

                                       Madison Tyler – Special Needs – Hoover, AL

                                       Zachary Johnson – In lieu of track (no applicants) – Gardendale, AL

2018

Year Sport Name   Home City College Attending
2018 Baseball Garry Shirley III Garry Shirley Rainbow City Gadsden State Community College

2018 Basketball Jalon Jimmerson Jalon Jimmerson1 Douglas Jacksonville State University

2018 Football Jonah Trotter Jonah Trotter Oakman Athens State University

2018 Soccer Peyton Luker Peyton Luker Thomasville Coastal Alabama Community College

2018 Softball Danielle Covert Danielle Covert1 Arab University of North Alabama

2018 Track Anna Grace Murphy Anna Grace Murphy Southside Troy University

2018 Volleyball Delandrion Woods Delandrion Woods Hillsboro University of Alabama - Huntsville

2018 Wrestling Emma Mayer Emma Mayer Maylene Jefferson State Community College

2018 Special Needs Allyson Phelps Allyson Phelps1 Meridianville University of North Alabama

 

 


2017

 

Year Sport Name Home City College Attending
Fall of 2017  Baseball Cora Addyson Bryan      Certificate Brewer Bryan Troy  Troy University 

Fall of 2017  Basketball  Michael Evan Shaddix Certificate Brewer Shaddix  Fort Payne  Jacksonville State University

Fall of 2017  Football  Andrew David Hester Certificate Brewer Hester  Decatur  Calhoun Community College

Fall of 2017  Soccer  Matthew William Hrabovsky Certificate Brewer Hrabovsky  Daphne  Coastal Alabama Community College

Fall of 2017  Softball

 Tessa Faith

Ivey

Certificate Brewer Ivey  Nauvoo  University of North Alabama

Fall of 2017  Track  Moriah Lee Brundidge Certificate Brewer Brundidge  Brewton  Troy University

Fall of 2017  Volleyball  Carly Alana Westmoreland Certificate Brewer Westmoreland  Addison  Auburn University

Fall of 2017  Wrestling  Abigail Faye Howard Certificate Brewer Howard  Oxford  University of South Alabama

Fall of 2017  Special Needs  Patrick Joseph Callahan Certificate Brewer Callahan  Hoover  University of Alabama
           
Year Sport Name   Home City College Attending
           
2019 Baseball William Pouncey williamPouncey  Chelsea, AL  

2019 Basketball Clint Wright ClintWright  Loretto, TN  

2019 Football  Hunter Clayton HunterClayton  Columbus, GA  

2019 Soccer Malik Dahhan MalikDahhan  Birmingham, AL  

2019 Softball Kamiyah Strother KamiyahStrother  Tuscaloosa, AL  

2019 Track Zachary Johnson ZacharyJohnson  Gardendale, AL  

2019 Volleyball Shelby Wood  ShelbyWood  Jacksonville, AL  

2019 Wrestling  Lia Degennaar LiaDegennaar  Madison, AL  

2019 Special Needs Madison Tyler  MadisonTyler Hoover, AL  

 

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