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RRCA Seeks Applications for 2021-2022 Roads Scholar Grants

Selected up-and-coming U.S. distance runners to receive $5,000 each in financial support.

Arlington, VA – Since 1996, the RRCA has awarded over $730,500 in grants in support of elite runners in the U.S.  In total,  140 athletes (72 women and 68 men) have received a Roads Scholar grant.  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 will award grants in the amount of $5,000 to four to six athletes this grant cycle.

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 $40,000 from all sources (excluding prize money) during the calendar year.

The RRCA is accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Roads Scholar class. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2021. 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.

About RRCA:  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 and success of community-based running organizations that empower all people to participate in the sport of running in pursuit of enjoyment, health, well-being, and competition. Our vision is to Empower Everyone to Run.  Learn more at:

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