Members of New York’s Downtown Athletic Club’s Heisman Trophy® Committee helped Wendy’s create the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program—the only other program to be associated with the Heisman name. Each year, the Heisman Trophy Trust awards the Heisman Memorial Trophy® to the most outstanding college football player in the United States.
Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.