We’re fast approaching the last day of summer and football players have hit the field for the fall season ahead. Many football players are putting their hearts and souls into each game in the hopes of being scouted for college scholarships or drafted to the professional level. While the National Football Foundation promotes talent on the field, they are also interested in how their players excel in the classroom -- The NFF Hampshire Honor Society was formed specifically for athletes setting a great example off the field and in the classroom.
Currently in its 15th year, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society “capitalizes on the NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program by greatly expanding the number of scholar-athletes the organization can recognize each year. The program further strengthens the organization’s leadership role in encouraging academic performance by the student-athletes at the 765 colleges and universities with football programs nationwide.”
In order to qualify for membership, students must have:
- Completed their final year of playing eligibility;
- Graduated players, who have remaining eligibility but will not return to collegiate play (e.g. declared for NFL Draft or retired from football), may also be nominated.
- Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and
- Met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.
- Been starters or significant contributors.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society has recognized a total of 13,081 student athletes with 914 representing 259 schools in 2021.
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