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Two $1000 College Scholarships being offered to prep Runners

Two public school seniiors will be selected to win the BIRR scholarship

Big Island Road Runners College Scholarship

   The Big Island Road Runners will again be offering a $1000 scholarship to a public school senior boy and girl that ran cross country and/or track during their high school career and have been accepted into college.

   Applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher and write a 200 – 300 word essay on “how running has influenced or affected your life.”

   Mailed in applications must be postmarked by April 19, 2010 to be eligible.


All applicants for the BIRR scholarship are required to complete this application (print neatly or type) along with an essay and mail it to:

 Big Island Road Runners Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 11211

Hilo, HI 96721

 1. Name of Applicant: _________________________________________________

2. Name(s) of Parent(s) or Guardian(s): ___________________________________

3. Address: _________________________________________________________

4. Date of Birth: ______________________________________________________

5. Telephone number: _________________________________________________

6. Fax number and Email address if available: ______________________________

7. Where do you intend to continue your education? _________________________

8. Have you been accepted to this institution?  Yes ____  No  ____  Can you provide a letter or written notification of you acceptance?  Yes ____  No  _____

 Attach additional page(s) or your resume to include items #9 through #13.

9.  Summarize your high school academic achievements, including GPA, challenges you may have overcome to reach your academic potential, and academic awards or honors. List all high schools you may have attended.

10. Summarize your high school athletic achievements with an emphasis on running.

11. Summarize your non-scholastic running achievements, road-racing, cross country, track, personal records, etc.

12. Summarize your community or charitable activities including volunteer work .

13. Briefly state your goals and aspirations for college and beyond.


Please write neatly or type a 200 -300 word essay on: “how running has influenced or affected your life and how might it in the future; how do you feel about running and its challenges, trials, tribulations, and rewards – both mental and physical; your favorite types of workouts or practices; and what role running has played in your high school accomplishments. (Essays become the property of BIRR and may be used wholly or partially within club and/or newspaper publications)

Deadlines & Awards:

  • Applications and essays must be postmarked by April 19, 2010.
  • One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one male. (non-renewable)
  • One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one female. (non-renewable)

 Applicant Signature: ____________________________ Date: _________________

 Parent/guardian Signature ______________________ Date __________________


April 8, 2010 Posted by | High School Runners, Running on the Big Island | , , | Leave a comment