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B'nai B'rith Student-Athlete Award


Student-Athlete Award Dinner and Presentation
Monday, May 13, 2024
Double Tree Hotel by Hilton
6:30 PM
In 1951, a small group of B'nai B'rith members from the Fresno Chapter conceived the concept of an Annual Student-Athlete Award.  This idea was discussed with local school officials and the local clergy, and all the interested parties felt that such an award would go a long way towards promoting brotherhood among the various religious groups in our community.  It was also felt that this award would give our high schools the opportunity to showcase the importance of combining athletic skills with academic excellence.  This event is to honor the student-athletes and their families for all of the hard work and dedication required to accomplish all they have done.  This year marks the 69th anniversary of the Student-Athlete Award Dinner.
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.
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 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.  


• A graduating senior student-athlete.



• Atheltic Achievement-65%

• Academic Achievement-25%

• School and Community Activities-5%

• Citizenship-5%



All award recipients will receive a 500.00 scholarship.

• The winning recipient will receive a 2,500.00 scholarship. 



1. Completed Student Data Sheet application

2. Upload Recent High-Quality Senior Photo (suitable for a program and social media posts)

3. Upload 8-10 High-Quality Photos for video presentation. 



Student-Athlete Image Requirments- We need 8-10 good quality scans plus award certificates(scanned) illustrating the student's life and accomplishments, from elementary school through high school. Photos on a flash drive in .jpeg format are preferred. Do not send individual photos. Senior yearbook pictures are very important, please include them (scanned). Newspaper articles do not reproduce well in video format, please do not include them. Please keep group photos to a minimum as the audience will not be able to recognize the nominee in a group. Please include images (scans) of extracurricular activities as well as sports activities. 
The materials provided should match, as much as possible, the narrative information contained in the student's nomination letter and personal essay. It is very important that the student information forms be completed with as much information as possible as the video presentation of each student relies upon information obtained from these forms. 


Checklist- Transcripts_______Two Senior Pictures_______Letter from Principal_______
Letter from nominee_______ Application_______Parents names, telephone, and address_______8 1/2 x 11 manila folder with name of student and high school_______
Imgaes for video presentation (see requirements below)_______


Please submit the Student Date Sheet and images by Friday, March 15, 2024. Click the link below to submit documents.