The WPIAL/James Collins Scholar-Athlete Award program recognizes exceptional student-athletes by awarding scholarships annually to those from schools and school districts comprising Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District VII. Since 1992, the league has given $698,000 in scholarships to its award recipients, and celebrates the 32nd consecutive year of the award program in 2023. The Scholar-Athlete Award was renamed in honor of longtime WPIAL administrator Jim Collins after his death in 2016.

From 1992 to 1996, one male and one female winner were selected. That number grew to four (two male, two female) winners in 1997 and 1998, and 16 (eight male, eight female) runners-up also receiving scholarships from 1999 to 2014. Starting in 2015, 10 male and 10 female winners were selected as winners, with 2017 being the lone exception as 21 winners (10 male, 11 female) were selected then.

In June of 2022, the league held the inaugural WPIAL Scholarship Fund Golf Outing at Cedarbrook Golf Course, with $40,000 raised for the WPIAL Scholarship Fund through the event, sponsorships, silent auction, and donations. More information on the WPIAL Scholarship Fund Golf Outing, including details on the 2023 event, can be found here: LINK

Below you will find the yearly history of WPIAL/James Collins Scholar-Athlete Award recipients, as winners by school, nomination history dating back to 2000, and the link to the 2023 application and additional information.

Yearly History
2022
2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992

Miscellaneous History
Winners by School | Nomination History

Scholar-Athlete Award Program
Link to Application & Information