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.

Daniella Altfield-Moreno Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Latino/Latina youth under age 25 with a preference for students involved in athletics and students committed to LGBT equality.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 11

Pride Foundation Varsity Athletics Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must have experience in participatory athletics, and preferably, at the varsity level. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 11

Edward Louis Flom Memorial HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County, Florida who are planning to attend Hillsborough Community College. Applicants must participate in a sports team, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must qualify for free or reduced-cost school lunches.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 14

Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship (Hillsborough)

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and participate in a varsity sports team.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 14

Tom E. Halley & Carl W. Parks Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County who have a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.0. Selection will be based on participation in community service, athletics, and other community organizations.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 17

Violet McIntyre Scholarship

The Violet McIntyre Scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and a demonstrated passion for writing.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 17

Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship

This scholarship is available for upperclass undergraduate women who are majoring in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York, and must demonstrate participation in athletics and sports.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 25

Harold W. Canfield Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox (TN), Loudon, Roane, Sevier, or Union Counties of TN. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must participate in the Youth Athletic Program (YAP) of the Knoxville Track Club.

Total: $1900 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15

Mickey Forrester Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for female graduating seniors at Sullivan East High School in Bluff City, Tennessee. To be eligible, an applicant must have been active on at least one school sports team during her high school years.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15

Beverage Industry High School Scholarship

This award is available to current high school seniors in California who have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a proprietor of an establishment with a California liquor license, or who is employed full-time by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. To be eligible, the applicant must have participated in one or more of the following extracurricular activities during his/her junior and senior years of high school: community service, athletics, music or th...

Total: $5000 Awards:  38
Deadline:  February 15

Littlefield Wildcat Athletic Scholarship Fund

This award is available for graduating seniors at Littlefield High School in Littlefield, Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate involvement in school or community sports.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Arthur W. Elder, II Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to students who are active in athletics or other extracurricular activities, as well as students at Heritage High School.

Total: $1250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01