NATIONAL SEARCH APPLICATION
The Aspen Institute’s Reimagining School Sports in America search is looking for the most exemplary high schools that supply quality sports opportunities for the broadest reach of the student population. Eight winners will each receive a $20,000 award, plus national attention from the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative in partnership with adidas/Reebok, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

One winner will be selected in each of the following eight school types based on innovative models, best practices and ideas that grow sports participation and physical activity:

Urban large-population public high schools
Located in a city/urban area with more than 1,000 students

Urban small-population public high school
Located in a city/urban area with less than 1,000 students

Suburban large public high school
Located in a suburban area with more than 1,000 students

Suburban small public high school
Located in a suburban area with less than 1,000 students

Rural large public high school
Located in a rural area with more than 350 students

Rural small public high school
Located in a rural area with less than 350 students

Charter school
Charter high school of any size

Private school
Private high school of any size, including parochial schools 

To apply, employees of high schools are asked to complete this short application. Qualified schools will advance to the next round, where they will be asked to complete a more comprehensive online application and, when requested, participate in an interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by school type. Once a winning school is selected, no more applications for that school type will be accepted. Winners will be announced throughout 2021. Read the official rules for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Solomon at jon.solomon@aspeninstitute.org.

Please click the "Next" button to begin your application.

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