Fayetteville State University’s scholar athlete awards are designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of student-athletes. Each head coach/director will be permitted to determine the scholar athletes who will receive the scholar athlete awards (based upon the selection criteria) and the amount the scholar athlete will receive. Prior to the beginning of each semester, the coach shall provide to the Department of Athletics’ Business Manager the names of the scholar athletes who will receive the awards and the amounts they will receive. The maximum award given to any scholar athlete shall be $2,500.00 per semester. The higher the scholar athlete’s GPA, the higher the award s/he may receive.

The awards shall be conferred on a semester basis. In order to maintain the award for the next semester, the scholar athlete must continue to meet the criteria listed below.

Each scholar athlete who receives an award will be expected to perform community service during the semester in which the award is received. The number of community service hours that a scholar athlete must perform will depend on the amount of the award. The following number of hours will be required for a specific award:

Less than $1,000.00 at least 10 hours of community service

$1,001.00 - $2,500.00 at least 20 hours of community service $2,501.00 - $5,000.00 at least 30 hours of community service


The following persons are eligible for the scholar athlete awards:

Individuals who intend to be or are FSU intercollegiate athletes and who meet all athletic and academic eligibility requirements.

Individuals who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Applies to high school students, transfer students and continuing students.)

Individuals who do not have current or unresolved incidents of disciplinary action(s) while enrolled in high school or another institution of higher education.

Individuals who have displayed teamwork, perseverance, and self-discipline.