The application deadline is five months away. While there is plenty of time left before October 2, 2013, don’t wait too long to get started. You can view the full program timeline here. Be sure to write these important dates down in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing.
If you haven’t, now is a great time to get started on your Wendy’s High School Heisman application. You can start now, save your work, and keep coming back to your application until it’s complete.
Below are some areas to be thinking about and preparing for so you will be ready when the October deadline rolls around.
Get Organized: An easy place to start is by making a list and collecting information on all the activities and organizations you’ve participated in during your freshman, sophomore and junior year, including:
- Academic and honor societies
- Sports teams
- School organizations and clubs
- Volunteer organizations
You can also start listing out achievements you’ve earned, such as:
- Awards and honors won
- Athletic records set
- Positions held in organizations, clubs or sports teams
Having this information organized in advance will make the application process smoother and not have you scrambling at the end.
Select a Reviewer: If you haven’t already, now may be a good time to start thinking about who you want to review your application. Your reviewer must be a school official like a teacher or guidance counselor. They will be responsible for reviewing your application, confirming its accuracy and submitting your application before the application deadline. Make sure you complete your application in time for your reviewer to review and submit your application before the deadline.
ACT/SAT Exams: If you have taken the ACT or SAT, collect your test dates and scores. If you have multiple tests, choose the test with your highest score. If you haven’t taken either test, be sure to schedule these exams soon. The summer can be a great time to get these done. You can visit the ACT website and the SAT website to view dates and test locations in your state. It may be beneficial to take these tests multiple times to ensure you get your best score. You may also decide to sign up for an ACT or SAT prep class. Ask your guidance counselor to help you find prep classes in your area, or you can research programs online.
Remember, it’s never too early to get started. Another post will be coming out in the next few months with more updates on the application countdown.
If you have any questions about the application process you can email our customer center or call 800-205-6367.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman program was developed to recognize both male and female student athletes who excel both on and off the field and serve as a beacon of inspiration to others. By applying to be part of the next generation of the Wendy’s High School Heisman family, you will benefit in the follow ways:
- National Recognition: Your achievements have taken a lot of hard work and time. At Wendy’s we want to recognize you on the national stage. All winners whether at the school level on up to the national level are published on our website for all family, friends, and peers to see. If you’re one of the our twelve national finalists you’ll be brought out to New York City where your accomplishments will be on full display over national broadcast on ESPN2 during our national awards ceremony. In addition, you’ll get to attend the national collegiate Heisman Trophy presentation where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with current Heisman Trophy finalists and past winners in attendance. You can see the experience our 2012 National Finalists had by visiting our photo gallery.
- Build Your Resume: Being recognized as a High School Heisman means you’ve excelled as a leader both on and off the field. Receiving such recognition can help open doors and create new opportunities. It’s important to start building your resume for your achievements to be noticed by others whether it’s for college applications or even future employment opportunities.
- Get Rewarded: The first 25,000 applicants we receive whether they’re recognized as a School Winner or not will receive a Wendy’s gift card valued at $10 dollars. As winner’s progress through each stage of our program, they receive increasing amounts with National Winners ultimately receiving $500 in gift cards. Visit our stages and awards page for full details.
- School Support: Through the High School Heisman program you’ll have the potential to leave a lasting impression at your school through monetary support. All national finalists will each have a $2,000 donation given to their high school in their name and the two National Winners will each have $10,000 donated within their name. These donations can go a long way to help improve facilities, assisting teachers with classroom essentials, funding extracurricular activities, or whatever else the schools primary needs require.
- Position of Inspiration: As a Wendy’s High School Heisman your achievements will be on full display. You will be further elevated into a position of influence to continue inspiring the youth within your community and encouraging them to accomplish great things.
So why wait? Start your application today.
The 2013 application is opening within the next few weeks! And we’re excited to enter another year where we will honor the most esteemed high school seniors across the country for their contributions in athletics, academics, and service to both their school systems and communities. To assist you in preparing for the application, we’ve compiled these quick tips on what you need to do beforehand as well as what you need to know.
What You Need to Do:
- Get Reminded! Simply click here, provide us your email address and we’ll send you an email alerting you to begin the application process once available.
- Align a Reviewer. All applications submitted must be reviewed by a school official. Before completing your application, talk to a teacher, counselor, or administrator to let them know you’ll need their help. This is critical as we’ll be sending them an email with instructions on how to go about the review process.
- Collect What’s Important.Gather together all of the information you will need to begin the application process. Focus on gathering these materials within one or two days to make the application process easier for you:
- The name and address of your high school and the full name of your principal
- The full name and email address of your reviewer
- The approximate population of your high school’s geographic area
- Your high school’s sports division or class
- Your graduation class size and rank
- Complete transcript and GPA for grades 9-11
- ACT and/or SAT test scores and dates, if you’ve taken those exams
- Information on Honors, AP, IB, or College Credit Courses offered by your school
- Details of your academic honors, athletics activities and records, school activities, employment, volunteer activities, and community club or organization participation in grades 9-11
What You Need to Know:
- Every School Will Have a High School Heisman. The Wendy’s High School Heisman program begins recognizing winners at the school level with every school who has applicants in the program being recognized with both a male and female High School Heisman winner. All school winners will then have the potential to continue advancing through the program receiving additional awards along the way with the chance to be named one of two (male and female) National Winners live in New York City during Heisman Week. Learn more about the various stages and awards.
- Results Begin in October: Beginning October 23, we will announce the school winners for the 2013 program. We then announce state finalists, state winners, and national finalists weekly thereafter. The 12 national finalists will be invited to New York City where the two national winners will be announced nationally on ESPN2 on December 13. Learn more about the full program timeline.
- Early Bird Gets the Worm. Be one of our first 25,000 applicants and receive a $10 Wendy’s giftcard to use on your next Frosty, Baconator, Dave’s Hot N’ Juicy, or whatever else on our menu happens to be your favorite.