The Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association recently named East Rockingham High School senior, Sarah Cameron, its 2013 recipient of the Claudia Dodson Award.
Following is the criteria for the award given to one recipient in the Commonwealth. Congratulations, Sarah, on this outstanding award.
Sarah accepts her award at the VIAAA conference banquet.
Claudia Dodson Award Criteria
The Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (VIAAA) awards one annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00 dollars to a deserving high school student who will be graduating from a Virginia High School League member school or Independent School in honor of Claudia Dodson. She was the first female athletic administrator with the Virginia High School League appointed in 1971 serving the league for thirty years. The athletic director of the member school must be a member of the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in order for the member school’s student to qualify for the scholarship.
Requirements for this application must include the following:
-Must attend an institution for higher learning
-Must be in need of financial assistance
-Must have a minimum of a B (3.0) grade point average
-Must have received no full athletic financial aid
-Must have earned four or more Athletic Varsity Letters
-Must have achieved a leadership position(s) in school and community activities
-Must have extensive service to school and community
-Must provide a maximum of three letters of recommendation for the nominee
The Selection Committee of the VIAAA will select one individual who best meets the above requirements and demonstrates the qualities of athletic achievement, leadership and service as presented in the letters of recommendation.