It is important to reward and recognize these young athletes for their academic achievement as well as their cheerleading skills. It is certainly admirable to be involved heavily as an athlete, including the time and effort required. To also be recognized for outstanding academics is worthy of high recognition and praise.
The CCA Cheer Scholar program at Nationals recognizes every athlete who maintains a 3.0 or above GPA based on a 4 point system and a 4.0 or above based on a 5 point system. Coaches should nominate every single qualified athlete for this award. When announcements are made, we do not want any deserving athlete to be overlooked. And of course, neither do their parents. Here are some things you should know before submitting these nominations:
- Every single athlete from K-5 to 12th grade is eligible. Coaches and authorized school officials should convert letter grades for lower elementary and junior high to comparable GPA numbers.
- All athletes will be recognized and rewarded on the mat immediately after their first team performance. They will be called out individually for recognition.
- Junior and Senior athletes will be awarded a packet of scholarship awards from several Christian colleges who are a part of our scholarship program. Some are cheerleading scholarships and require securing a team position. Others are academic scholarships that require admission to the college or university as well as specific ACT or SAT scores. More than $1,000,000 in awards have been available in the past.
- On the final day of awards, the very highest GPA is recognized in the awards ceremony in Elementary, JR High/Freshman, and Senior High categories. If there are ties in the elementary or the JH/Freshman category, the recipient in the highest grade that was submitted first and the team fees paid will receive the award at this ceremony.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW, HAVE A SCHOOL OFFICIAL SIGN TO VERIFY AND SUBMIT TO THE CCA OFFICE NO LATER THAN Feb 5, 2023. NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT TIME.
NOTE: You may email us a typed spreadsheet listing your entire team’s names, grade in school, GPA and team they are to be announced with including division and submit by Feb 5, 2023.
Cheer Scholar Nomination Form
Please complete the form below to nominate athletes to the CCA Cheer Scholar Program
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