2021 OASSA Cheer & Dance Scholarship Information:

OASSA will be awarding (1) $500 CHEER scholarship and (1) $500 DANCE scholarship.

The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators is pleased to make available to you information necessary to support the application of student‐athletes from your high school for the 2021 OASSA Cheer & Dance Scholarships. Each candidate must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Minimum grade point average – 3.25 on a 4.0 scale upon completion of the seventh semester. Note: GPAs must be converted to a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have taken either the ACT or SAT national tests (test scores will be required).
  • Show evidence of community service throughout their high school career.
  • Must have participated in a minimum of three years on a high school cheer or dance team and be a current member of a competitive high school team.
  • Candidate’s team must attend one of the OASSA Regional Cheer and Dance Qualifier events in 2021. (Non-qualification for the OASSA State Cheer and Dance Championships by Candidate’s team will NOT disqualify the Candidate from scholarship consideration.)The application must be fully completed by the following parties: Student, School Counselor, and Cheer or Dance Team Head Coach.


    Students must complete their portion of the application first. Students are to complete their applications (including the essay portion) prior to January 8, 2021. Students are to email their completed application to their school counselor.

    School Counselor:

    The school counselor should supply the academic information for each student’s application after the student has completed their portion of the application. The information includes the student’s rank in the class (if applicable), the student’s GPA, and ACT and/or SAT national test scores. School counselors are to email the application with their portion completed to the Head Coach.

    Head Coach: (NOTE: If mailing application, PLEASE MAKE A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS)

    The head dance team coach should supply information for each student’s application after the student has submitted their application. The information includes verification of participation and length of participation. Coaches, submit the final completed application to Kelly Latham, Cheerleading Coordinator, via email (klatham@oassa.org),
    fax to 614-430-8315 or mail to the OASSA Office (8050 North High Street, Suite 180, Columbus, OH 43235).

    Scholarship application/notification timeline:
    ● January 29, 2021 – deadline for all student candidates to submit their applications to school counselors.

    ● February 12, 2021 – deadline for head coaches to submit the final completed application to OASSA.

    ● February 19, 2021 – scholarship winners and their head coaches will be notified via email.

CLICK LINK FOR APPLICATION:   2021 OASSA scholarship application