The Bradenton Runners Club College Scholarship Program is a supportive way for our club to invest in the Manatee County community. Club college scholarships recognize, reward, and encourage local student runners to pursue athletic and academic goals. Proceeds from BRC’s annual club-sponsored races help to fund this college tuition support. College scholarships are open to Manatee County high school seniors on cross country or track teams who plan on pursuing higher education at a college or university.
More information on BRC's scholarship programs can be found here: http://bradentonrunnersclub.com/scholarships/.
To be eligible for consideration, a student must:
• Be a graduating senior at a high school in Manatee County or a collegestudent in Manatee County• Be a Cross Country and/or Track runner• Maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0• Be of outstanding character and citizenship• Plan on pursuing, or be pursuing, a program of study leading to a 2- or4-year degree at an accredited college or university• Not already be receiving a full scholarship from another source(s)
Instructions for Completing the Application:
1. Both the application and essay must be the original work of the student2. Provide an official transcript from your high school/college*3. Provide a copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*4. Complete the application and submit below. Include your essay response to “What does running mean to you?” Note, a video essay three to five minutes in length will be accepted in lieu of a written essay. (Please contact Bradenton Runners Club for questions on submitting a video essay.)5. Submit three letters of reference, one of which must come from a faculty member, one from your coach and a third from a non-relative adult. All references must arrive in a sealed envelope to the address below. A coach’s reference can instead be conducted via telephone.**6. Be prepared to attend a personal interview if considered a finalist.
*Transcripts and FAFSA may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Transcripts and FAFSA may also be mailed. Use this mailing address for letters of reference:
Bradenton Runners ClubAttn: Scholarship CommitteeP.O. Box 1606Bradenton, FL 34208
Completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
This application form is also available at www.bradentonrunnersclub.com/scholarships/college-scholarships/