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Roads Scholars Program®
The goal of this program is to assist American post-collegiate runners who show great promise to develop into national and world-class distance running athletes.
Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America has awarded over $450,000 in 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.
Grants in the amount of $5,000.00 per year have been awarded to four to six athletes annually since the program’s inception. The driving factor in the creation of this program was the goal of improving the state of long distance running in the United States.
The program is directed towards runners who:
- Are US 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 $30,000 from all sources during the calendar year
The RRCA is now accepting applications for our 2013–2014 Roads Scholar Class. The deadline for applying is July 31, 2013. Attendees to the RunPro Camp are strongly encouraged to apply, however ttendance at the RunPro Camp is not a requirement for receiving a Roads Scholar application.
Learn more about previous Roads Scholar grant recipients.
Support the Roads Scholar Program
Give to the Roads Scholar Program and support elite athlete development
Thank you to our 2012 Roads Scholar Fund donors
Thank you to the following individuals, events, and organizations that contributed $30,000 to the Roads Scholar Fund in 2012.
Alta Vista Sports
Atlanta Track Club**
Atomic City Roadrunners
Blue Cross Broad Street Run
Brevard County Dental Society
Central Mass Striders
Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile***
Cullman Running Club
Cumberland Valley Athletic Club *
Daniel D. Edwards
Falling in Chocolate 5K
Fort Worth Marathon
Fulmont Road Runners Club
Henley Fant Gabeau Living Trust
Bee McLeod and Goody Tyler*
Kansas City Track Club
Len and Jayme Gallagher Goldman
Lilac Bloomsday Association*
Montgomery County Road Runners
Murfreesboro Half Marathon
Northwest Louisiana Runners
Orlando Runners Club
Red Runners Coaching LLC
River City Runners and Walkers Club
Syracuse Chargers Track Club
Travis Eliot Landreth Scholarship Fund*
Utica Road Runners
White Rock Racing
Willamette Valley Road Runners
*$1,000 donors and above
**$5,000 donors and above
***$15,000 donors and above