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College Scholarship

RRRC College Scholarship Program

Richmond Road Runners Club (RRRC) has established a scholarship program for Richmond-area high school seniors involved in running or running-related activities. For 2018, RRRC will award up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships to students who have contributed to and will continue to contribute to the running community and to represent the beneficial aspects of running as a healthy lifestyle.  

Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must be:

  • A graduating high school senior who resides or attends school in the Richmond area;
  • Accepted at an accredited institution of higher education; and
  • Involved in running in some capacity (e.g., cross-country or track team member, team manager or trainer, member of a running or track club, or volunteer in a running activity).
Application 

To apply for a RRRC scholarship award, students must submit ALL of the following:

  • A completed RRRC Scholarship Application Form (all questions answered).
  • A 1-page essay focused on answering the three (3) questions listed in the application instructions. The emphasis should be on the student’s overall contribution to the sport of running, rather than on individual achievement.
  • A copy of the student’s acceptance letter from a college or university.
  • A letter of reference from someone involved in either high school or Richmond area running that specifically addresses the applicant’s contributions to the running community. 

All required documentation must be submitted by email to scholarship@rrrc.org or by mail to RRRC Scholarship Committee, c/o Kirk Millikan, 116 S Belmont Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221.

All applications and all documentation must be received on or before midnight, May 31, 2018.

All submitted documentation will become the property of RRRC and may be used or destroyed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Selection Process

Award selections will be made by the RRRC Scholarship Committee which is solely responsible for the award decisions. Each scholarship recipient will be notified directly no later than Friday June 20, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced and recognized at the RRRC Pony Pasture 5k on July 28, 2018. 

Each RRRC scholarship will be a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000. The award will be paid directly to the student’s college or university business office. 

Application Form & Instructions

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Previous Scholarship Recipients

2017

RRRC awarded $2,000 scholarships to two (2) students: Jake Scott Dehetre, a cross-country and indoor/outdoor track runner for Atlee High School, and Laurel Goodpasture, a cross-country and indoor/outdoor track runner for Trinity Episcopal School.