Unfortunately the high school sports sanctioning body would still consider it money earned. We’ve had to deal with this very situation with girls who prior to Junior Women, would have had the possibility to earn money at Nationals. We posed many questions, such as if they placed and qualified for money in a class, but turned it down what would happen? If they are sponsored and receive a frame, what happens? Etc. In all cases, the fact that they could have, would have, or did receive compensation in any form, that would make them ineligible for high school sports and any scholarships that may come with it. NBL Bucks or ABA Saver Stamps are treated as a trophy since they have no value other than as a coupon for entries or parts. If a financial institution is involved it puts a cash value on the points and therefore becomes money earned whether the kid sees the cash or not.