RRCA Roads Scholar Applications Due September 1 2017
The RRCA RoadsScholar program is designed to help (financially)athletes who have recently left college and are trying to make a career as a professional distance runner. Please see the details below. Applications are due on September 1 2017!
Road Runners Club of America Roads Scholar program
1996, the Road Runners Club of America has awarded 118 grants totaling
$565,000 through its Roads Scholar program to assist American
post-collegiate road runners who show great promise to develop into
national and world class road running athletes. As of 2016, over 60% of
the grantees (60 total) have gone on to run at the Olympic Trials after
receiving the grant in either the Marathon or distance events for
Track. Three grantees, Deena (Drossin) Kastor, Amy (Yoder) Begley, and
Alexi Pappas (for Greece) earned spots on Olympic Teams.
in the amount of $5,000.00 per year have been awarded to four to six
athletes annually since the program’s inception. The program was
created to improve the state of long distance running in the United
The program is directed towards runners who:
Are U.S. citizens
Have recently graduated from college (or whose class has graduated)
Plan to pursue elite distance running as a career
Expect to earn less than $35,000 from all sources during the calendar year
The deadline to apply for a 2017-18 Roads Scholar grant is September 1, 2017.