IHSAA Foundation Funding Initiatives for 2022-23

  • Member-School Grants
    • We have developed a brand new member-school grant program that directly benefits and impacts student-athletes that started in spring 2022.
    • We will provide funding for the creation of Student Athletic Councils at member-schools and attendance at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference.
  • Scholarships
    • We will award a total of 22 scholarships to deserving student-athletes worth over $40,000—a substantial increase from the nine scholarships we funded last year!
  • Athletic Director/Coach Development
    • We want every high school athletic administrator and coach in Indiana to participate in the transformational InSideOut Initiative leadership training program.
  • Officials Recruitment
    • We will continue helping the IHSAA recruit and retain high school officials. Because with no high school officials, there are no high school sports!


InSideOut Initiative

Consistent with the first tenet of the Role of the IHSAA Foundation, the purpose of the InSideOut Program is to transform the “win-at-all-costs” sports culture into an opportunity to teach life lessons that will benefit students for the rest of their lives.

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Champions Together

Consistent with the fourth tenet of the Role of the IHSAA Foundation, Champions Together is a collaborative partnership between the IHSAA and Special Olympics Indiana that promotes servant leadership among student-athletes while providing athletic opportunities for high school students with intellectual disabilities.

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Officiating 101

Approved by the Indiana Department of Education, currently 240 Student-Athletes at 7 different IHSAA Member High Schools are enrolled in the IHSAA Foundation's Officiating 101 Course. During this course, student across Indiana gain access to sport training and rule modules as it pertains to officiating multiple IHSAA Sanctioned sports, learn NFHS rules, and obtain an IHSAA Provisional License to begin officiating lower level contests while still enrolled in high school.

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