The Oregon Chapter of the National Football Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to 16 scholar-athlete finalists Feb. 26, at the 56th annual Oregon banquet.
Among the athletes was Astoria senior all-state quarterback Fridtjof Fremstad, who was chosen from among 89 applicants who met eligibility requirements for the award.
Each scholar-athlete must apply the scholarship to their tuition bill at the college of their choice.
Four of the 16 football scholar-athletes were honored with the top scholar-athlete awards. They were 6A/5A Back of the Year Cole Sipos of Lebanon High School; 6A/5A Lineman of the Year Nick Wiley of Sunset High School; 4A/3A/2A Back of the Year Brett Traeger of Kennedy High School; and 4A/3A/2A Lineman of the Year Jack Suing, also of Kennedy High School.
The other finalists, in addition to Femstad to received a $1,000 scholarship were Tanner Earhart of Dallas, Dominic Federico of Cascade, Eric Gustin of Regis, Tyler Hargis of Lebanon, Brandon Leitgeb of Lincoln, Tyler Miller of Lebanon, Conner Morris of Newberg, Lukas Nixon of Sherwood, Jackson Platt of Beaverton, Tanner Scanlon of North Marion and Tim Tawa of West Linn.