As part of the community outreach programs of the HMRRC, scholarships are given to worthy students who excel in scholastics and running. They are awarded as part of the Club’s mission to encourage and support young runners in their efforts to make running a lifelong part of a healthy lifestyle. The HMRRC has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars for this program.
In 2022, six $3,000 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to runners planning to attend a college, university, or community college on a full-time basis. Awards will be made to the top two scoring males, top two scoring females, and the next two highest scoring runners, male or female, as selected by the Committee. The awards will be limited to track or cross-country runners currently attending a Section II high school.
The Shrader scholarships -- named in honor of long-time HMRRC member Bill Shrader Sr., an early proponent of distance running in the Capital District -- are awarded as part of the Club’s mission to encourage and support young runners in their efforts to make running a lifelong part of a healthy lifestyle.
The $3,000 scholarships are awarded annually to runners from Section 2 high schools who plan to attend a college, university, or community college on a full-time basis. Applicants are evaluated and scored based on running experience, extra-curricular activities, letters of reference, and an essay describing the importance of running in their lives.
The application, eligibility guidelines and submission instructions are now available on the Club’s website. Click here and scroll down the document as it is five pages long. Applications must be received by April 1, 2022. The HMRRC Selection Committee will determine the Scholarship award winners. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2022.
Completed applications and questions may be sent to:
Scholarship Committee Chair
Just Run is another community outreach program that your membership program pays for.
Just Run in 2021
As an important note, when you join the HMRRC, your membership money goes toward paying for great programs that enrich the health of the community. Healthy people contribute more, are happier, and live longer. So, congrats to the HMRRC for championing this! We have members running in their sixties, seventies, and eighties and setting records. We are now tipping towards those in their nineties!