Selected up-and-coming U.S. distance runners receive $5,000 each in financial support;
development program has awarded more than $590,000 since 1996
Arlington, VA - Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded grants totaling more than $590,000 to 124 athletes through its Roads Scholar® grant fund. This grant fund is designed to assist American, post-collegiate, road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes. The RRCA awards grants in the amount of $5,000.00 to four to six athletes per year.
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 RRCA is now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 Roads Scholar class. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2018. Learn more about the grant criteria along with the application.
This program is 100% supported by contributions from events, clubs, and individual donors. Learn more about supporting this program.
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The RRCA’s vision is to see organized and active running clubs and events established in every community in the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.RRCA.org