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PAF Family Scholarship


The PAF Family Scholarship application window is now closed.  Please check back in February 2o22 for application materials and information.

Since 2016, the PAF has awarded qualifying children of former NFL players in their educational and athletic endeavors. This scholarship was designed to reward high school student-athletes who have been accepted to a university, college, or two-year institution and have been offered the opportunity to compete in collegiate athletics.

The PAF is honored to recognize this special group of high school student athletes for their academic achievements and future career goals.

If your son or daughter is a high school senior (graduating in Spring 2021) and has committed to a collegiate athletics team, a scholarship could be waiting for them!

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  1. Son or daughter of a current NFLPA former player member:
    • Former players can contact a NFLPA Former Player Services representative to update your Lifetime Membership:
  2. Senior class status, expected graduation Spring 2021.
  3. Overall high school grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  4. Participated at the varsity level in athletics for at least one (1) year.
  5. Nominated by high school coach.
  6. Acceptance to a two-year or four-year college or university with confirmed plans to compete in collegiate athletics:
    • Copy of acceptance letter required
    • Letter from collegiate team/coach confirming participation required
  7. ​​​​​​​Has not accepted a full scholarship for athletics or academics.

To Request Official Scholarship Packet

Eligible candidates can request an official 2021 packet by sending an email to professionalathletesfoundation@nflpa.com with the following information:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Student’s date of birth
  • Former Player’s first and last name
  • Former Player’s date of birth
  • Former Player’s NFLPA member number
  • Former Player’s phone number and e-mail address
  • Photocopy of former player’s driver’s license

The PAF Family Scholarship application window is now closed.  Please check back in February 2o22 for application materials and information.

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