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.

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

UNF Dorothy G. Johnson Family & Friends Endowed Scholarship

This award is available for Florida resident students who will be enrolled in a University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services teacher certification program as a junior or senior at the time of award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to UNF student athletes.

Total: $1200 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Florida Striders Track Club College Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors who are runners or are active in track and field events. Students must have been residents of Northeast Florida (includes Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties) for the past two years.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  March 09

Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are graduating from Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California OR are an active participant of a U.S. Diving Southern Pacific Association Diving Team.

Total: $2000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  March 15

Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainer's Association Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who attend a high school in Berks County, Penn., that employs or contracts with an athletic trainer. Students must have participated in student training in at least one sport for two or more years and must intend to pursue a four-year degree in sports medicine; first preference will be given to students who intend to become certified athletic trainers.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  March 15

FLAG Flag Football Scholarship

This award is available for graduating high school seniors in Massachusetts who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Applicants must participate in athletics and serve as a constant role-model or advocate for LGBT causes.

Total: $1 Awards:  5000
Deadline:  March 16

Notah Begay III Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be Native American with a blood quantum of 25 percent or more, and participate in high school varsity-level sports.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 22

Sports Unlimited Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors, college freshman, and college sophomores who are active participants in any sport. To apply, students must submit an essay about an experience overcoming adversity to achieve athletic success.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 25

Meldon Law Scholar Athlete Program

This scholarship is open to high school seniors in the North Central Florida area (Columbia, Dixie, Marion, Alachua, Gilchrist, Bradford, Hamilton, Madison, Putnam, Suwanee, and Union counties). Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be a major contributer in their sport.

Total: $1000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 01

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: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

Fisher Cats Foundation Scholarship

New Hampshire and Massachusetts graduating high school seniors are eligible for this award. Students must participate in athletics; applications will be judged on academic performance, athletic achievement, and citizenship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  12
Deadline:  May 04

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school juniors who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students must participate in an individual or team sport sponsored by a school or local club.

Total: $2000 Awards:  73
Deadline:  May 31