Arlington, VA – Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded grants 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.
The Roads Scholar program has distributed over $450,000 in grants to emerging American distance runners since the program’s inception. Grants in the amount of $5,000.00 are awarded to four to six athletes per year.
The RRCA is now accepting applications for our 2014-2015 Roads Scholar class. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2014 following the RunPro Camp. More information about the program, including the application and information about grantees, can be found at www.rrca.org/programs/roads-scholars/.
The program is directed towards runners who:
- Are US citizens;
- Have recently graduated from college;
- Plan to pursue elite distance running as a career;
- Expect to earn less than $30,000 from all sources during the calendar year.
The program is 100% supported by contributions from events, clubs, and individual donors. To learn more about supporting this program visit us at http://www.rrca.org/about/support/.
About Road Runners Club of America:
Founded in 1958, RRCA is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the sport of running through the development and growth of running clubs and running events throughout the country. The RRCA supports the common interests of runners of all abilities during all stages of life by providing education and leadership opportunities along with programs and services that benefit all runners. www.RRCA.org