Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is the only national youth sports organization in America that requires its participants to perform adequately in the classroom before permitting them to play.
We believe that the standards we have set give these children a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for academics and athletics that will help them develop later on in life.
Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required to participate. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate.
Pop Warner All-American Scholar Program
Each year, the most academically accomplished Pop Warner kids compete for Academic All-American status. This process begins at the association level and up through each of the eight Pop Warner regions to the national level. In 2011 over 400,000 kids participated in Pop Warner. As our numbers once again reached record levels, a record numbers of All-American Scholar applications were once again submitted to us...more than 9,700 applications!
The PWLS All-American Program requires a minimum 96% grade point average to apply for All-American status. After the applications have been processed, Pop Warner determines National First Team All-Americans (35 football, 35 cheer per grade), National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars.
2021 GNWC Scholars
Our league recognized over 80 student athletes in the 2021 season. A banquet was held earlier this year to recognize everyone of these amazing students.
PACIFIC NW REGION SCHOLARS
More than 470 football players, cheerleaders and dancers from the Pacific Northwest Region were named as 2010-11 Pop Warner All-American Scholars. To earn this achievement, each participant must have a minimum 96% grade point average from the previous school year.
We understand that not all student-athletes are able to meet our scholastic requirements. If a child does not meet the requirements of scholastic fitness, he/she may fill out and submit a Scholastic Eligibility Form.
This form is to be completed by those participants in the Pop Warner program that have not met the National Scholastic Requirement of 70 percent and/or 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) at the time of certification. This form must be accompanied by a progressing progress report or report card to be eligible for play after the October 17, 2016 deadline. That report must be dated between Sep. 1, 2016 and Oct 17, 2016.
If no "progressing" progress report or report card is given in this window then the player shall be found ineligible for the rest of the year. Download the 2016 Scholastic Eligibility Form