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Important Update February13, 2024

New England Region All American Senior Scholar Scholarship Awards & Plaques

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 New England Pop Warner Senior Scholar Scholarship Awards. New England Pop Warner is awarding 24 Scholarships for a total amount of $13,000. 
Letters will be handed to the scholarship recipients with instructions on how to collect the scholarship when ready to attend a college/university on February 24,2024 at the Senior Banquet. For those unable to attend, your letter will be mailed.

New England Region Top 5 Scholars in Each Grade by Football and Cheer/Dance

See the 2023-24 Top 5 ranked scholars for each grade separated by football and cheer/dance.

Patricia Martel - New England Pop Warner Region Director
Melodye M. Wilde - New England Pop Warner Region Scholastics Coordinator


2023-2024 New England Pop Warner Senior Scholar Scholarship Announcement

2023-2024 New England Pop Warner
Senior Scholar Scholarship Award

2023-2024 New England Region Senior Scholarship Award recipients 

 Scholar Name Association League Grade Football/Cheer Award Amount 
Jacob LabonteRISMAPortsmouth8Football$1,000Top Ranked Senior Scholar-Football
Francesca DiMarco SCPWTrumbull 8Cheer$1,000Top Ranked Senior Scholar-Cheer
Thomas Desrosiers RISMAPortsmouth8Football$500 
 Gavin HowleyRISMAPortsmouth8Football$500 
Brody Reha  RISMATaunton8Football$500 
 Coltyn MasseNorthern CTPlainville8Football$500 
Maressa Dooley RISMAPortsmouth8Cheer$500 
Libby Rich SCPWStratford8Cheer$500 
Emma Ciccarelli SCPWMilford Cheer$500 
 Tessa Capodanno Northeastern MAWinchester10Cheer$500 
 Max Elias NoujaimNorthern CT Amity8Football$500 
 Anderson EmardRISMA East Bay8Football $500 
Jackson Dunderdale RISMATaunton8Football$500 
 Jason WilkersonRISMADighton-Rehoboth8Football$500 
 Mason SmallNorthern CTPlainville8Football$500 
 Cooper MarkleyRISMASeekonk8Football$500 
David Medeiros RISMAOld Rochester8Football$500 
Abigail Dupee Northeastern MAWinchester10Cheer$500 
 Caitlin RitchieNortheastern MADracut8Cheer$500 
 Ella BonsignoreNortheastern MAWoburn8Cheer$500 
 Arianna MarchandNortheastern MAMethuen9Cheer$500 
 Gabriela Guadrado RodriguezNortheastern MAMethuen9Cheer$500 
Grace Farina Northeastern MAWinchester10Cheer$500 
Lydia LeBlond Northern CTWolcott8Cheer$500 






National Scholar Information - Certificates and Senior Scholar Scholaships

National All American Scholar Certificates and National Senior Scholar Scholarship Awards

All scholastic achievement certificates for each scholar's "National" ranking will be sent digitally to the email that was recorded on the Scholar's All- American application. Scholars should expect to see the email after May 1, 2023.


Scholastics Overview


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.

Like such organizations as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), PWLS has academic guidelines and criteria that need to be met in order for a child to participate.



Proof of satisfactory progress in school is required. A 2.0/70% or the equivalent shall be the minimum grade point average acceptable to participate. In cases of doubt, conflict of opinion, or if a valid report card is not submitted, the nationally published scholastic eligibility form shall be used and deemed final.

NOTE: This rule as it relates to scholastic grades may not be made more stringent by any team, association, or league, as other rules may be. No local team/squad may be allowed to participate in Regional/National sponsored championships or bowl games if it has not met the nationally published scholastic requirements.



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 xxxx deadline. That report must be dated between Sep. xxxx and Oct xxxx.

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 Scholastic Eligibility Form.



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 2020 over 325,000 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 4,500 applications!

The Pop Warner 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 (This has been changed since the start of COVID in 2020. We will update this information as it changes going forward).


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