Cross Country Scholarships

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Long-distance runners have the ability to push through when the finish line seems far away. These endurance skills can also be useful in the hunt for college scholarships. Many colleges in hopes of building an impressive track team offer athletic scholarships to cross country runners. While talent may be necessary for many NCAA scholarships, cross country runners also need to maintain a minimum GPA in order qualify for financial aid and to participate on a school’s track team. NCAA scholarships aren’t the only options available to cross country athletes. There are several long-distance running groups and organizations that also help runners pay for college. You don’t need to have the best time in order to qualify for cross country scholarships. Just take a look at this directory for scholarships that can help you add to your college funding.

Hy Zolet Student Athlete Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore who are active in athletics. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must demonstrate work ethic, a sense of fairness, and responsibility.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2019

Bob Caviness Scholarship

U.S. high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher who will graduate form Hinkly High School in Aurora, Colorado are eligible for this award. Students must participate in the Robert Caviness Invitational.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 30
2019

Jay Lamando Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are graduating from John Jay High School or Roy C. Ketcham High School. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate participation in sports, leadership, or other community activities.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Lisa Moray Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to female high school seniors in Dutchess County New York who are involved in athletics and demonstrate leadership on and off the field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Maynard and Ferne Brownell Family Scholarship

This award is available to currently graduating high school seniors at Beacon High School, John Jay High School, or Roy C. Ketcham High School in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service.

Total: $750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for graduating seniors at Arlington, Beacon, John Jay or Roy C. Ketcham High Schools in the Mid Hudson Valley region of New York state. Applicants must participate in school or community sports, and demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Paul S. Kleidman Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current seniors at Arlington Highschool in New York state. Applicants must have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or close guardian.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from the Santa Ana Unified School District, Anaheim Union High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, or the Fullerton Joint Union High School District are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and completed 300 or more community service hours over the course of four years.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  March 15

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who are currently involved in high school or after-school sports. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $20000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  December 15

Bucknell University Athletic Scholarship

This award is available for students who are attending Bucknell University and intend to participate in one of the sports programs that are currently recruiting.

Total: $1000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 15

Salute to Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Miami-Dade or Broward counties in Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply in one of the following categories: athletics; foreign language and language arts; leadership/service; mathematics/computer science; natural science; performing arts; social science; or visual arts and vocational/technical programs.

Total: $1500 Awards:  140
Deadline:  February 05

John A. McCluskey and Helen McCluskey Scholarship

The John A. McCluskey and Helen McCluskey Scholarship scholarship is available for graduating African American seniors at Middleton High School in Middletown, Ohio who display a passion for athletics. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14