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Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association


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Scholarship Information



Each year, the members of the KIAAA are proud to award the prestigious Jack Dressler Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholarship to four deserving Kansas student-athletes. Scholarships are sponsored by Future Pro and Lou’s Sporting Goods.


In accordance with National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) and Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (KIAAA), whose purpose is to promote, facilitate and increase the knowledge and understanding of the vital role of interscholastic athletics in the educational system, this scholarship program will foster and recognize the partnership between the KIAAA, NIAAA and secondary education. The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the importance of high school athletics in each student’s life.

Scholarship applicants are seniors who are nominated by the athletic director who are KIAAA members. The applicant must show personal achievement through scholastic work, extra-curricular activities, and memberships in organizations, community involvement, all of which are utmost importance. Applicants must also submit an essay on “How High School Athletics Has Impacted My Life”.

Four (4) $500.00 scholarships, one in each of the four congressional districts of the state are awarded by the KIAAA.  Those district winners are screened by the District Representatives of the KIAAA and final selections are made by the KIAAA Past Presidents Committee.  From the district winners, one male and one female are selected to be submitted to the National NIAAA Scholarship program.  

Applications for this year's scholarship are now open.  The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022.  

Click HERE for the scholarship packet.

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 (Verbal and Math)
  • 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

Click HERE to download the fillable PDF.  The form MUST be typed (even though it says you can handwrite it - handwritten forms will be returned).  There also MUST be an AD recommendation included with the PDF form. 

Once the PDF form and recommendation are completed, digetially scan and return to sojohnso@smsd.org. 

ADs, please take time to nominate those deserving seniors in your school.  IT IS A BIG DEAL! 

Winners will be announced at the KIAAA Annual Spring Conference in March.


Application packets are due by January 15th, 2022.  They can be returned electronically to kiaaaemail@gmail.com.  


2022 Conference Highlights