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Junior League of Fresno Senior Girl Athlete

The Junior League of Fresno is pleased to celebrate its 37th annual Senior Girl Athlete Awards Banquet. This event honors female athletes from 22 local high schools and recognizes them for their outstanding contributions to athletics, academics, and citizenship. They will be awarded with a medallion and scholarship in the memory of our fellow Junior League Member and Senior Girl Athlete supporter, Dorothy “Dottie” Rohlfing. 


Senior Girl Athlete based on the criteria of 60% athletic achievement, 30% academic achievement and 10% community involvement.


Applications MUST be turned into the athletics office by Friday, February 16, 2018.

B'nai B'rith Student-Athlete of the Year Award

Four high schools originally participated and a $100.00 scholarship award was presented to the winner.  Today our event involves sixteen high schools.  Each nominee receives a $500.00 scholarship and the overall winner receives $2,500.00 which is to be used to further his or her education.  Although there can be only one overall "winner" each year, each student nominated is a success story.

This event is open to all high schools from any school district that enrolls students with a Fresno zip code.  New schools may petition to join once that school has a graduating senior class.  Each school administration nominates one candidate for the award.  Data is compiled and submitted to a selection committee comprised of members from the non-Jewish community to select the winner.  The first selection committee was made up of educators, business leaders and members of the various professions of our local community and this concept has not changed throughout the years.  B'nai B'rith is not in any way involved in the selection process.

Each nominee is evaluated on his or her athletic ability (65%), scholastic ability (25%), and school and community activities (10%).  Only sports the student completes in grades 10-12 are evaluated.  Student transcripts are submitted to the Admission's Office at California State University, Fresno for evaluation of the student's grade point average as if that student was applying for admission to the university.


Applications MUST be turned into the athletics office by Friday, March 2, 2018.

CIF Central Section Scholarship Application

We are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 competition for the CIF Central Section Scholar/Athlete of the Year. This award is presented to honor thirty-four outstanding students in the Central Section, and will consist of two awards to be given to the one male and one female candidate, from each league. Each league may submit up to three male and three female candidates.

2018 Deadlines:

Turned into the athletics office by February 16, 2018.

To qualify, the applicant must be a graduating senior, possess no less than a 3.50 cumulative grade point average, have participated in two varsity sports in the Central Section for at least two years and have a record of good citizenship.

Candidates will be judged on:
A) Athletic Prowess-50%
B) Academic Achievement-35%
C) Community Involvement-15%

CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year

This prestigious program recognizes two (2) student-athletes based on excellence in athletics, academics and character. One male and one female statewide winner will each receive $5,000 as well as a visit to the State Capitol in Sacramento where they will be honored in front of the legislature.

2018 Deadlines:

  • Must be postmarked by February 2, 2018
  • Winners notified by end of April 2018


CIF Spirit of Sport Award

This award recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service, and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award and a $500 scholarship. Nomination forms will also be available below at the start of each school year.

2017-18 Spirit of Sport Deadlines

Applications MUST be postmarked by the respective deadline listed below.

Fall - Monday, Sept. 15, 2017

Winter - Monday, Jan. 12, 2018

Spring - Monday, Feb. 16, 2018