The Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club (PVWRC) is the first and largest all women’s running club in Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Open to all area women, of all ages and abilities, the PVWRC is dedicated to promoting good physical health and spiritual fitness through running, education, social endeavors and charitable ventures. PVWRC is a civic-minded club that hopes to support a female runner in its local community through this annual scholarship fund. The scholarship aims to reward a well-rounded, intelligent, civic-minded, college-bound high school senior who’s passionate about running.
PVWRC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $1000
AWARDED ANNUALLY TO A FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER
Submission Requirements (complete application; include attachments with name as necessary):
Athletic participation and achievement in track or cross country (indicate on application).
Recommendation letter from coach (please attach; recommendation from a counselor or teacher is allowed if the writer can speak to the selection criteria below).
Community service and additional school activities (indicate on application).
Intention to attend a two- or four-year degree granting college or university (indicate on application).
Essay (attach a double-spaced typed essay, approximately 1 – 2 pp. addressing how your participation in running has influenced you as a person).
Selection Criteria (presented in order of importance):
Essay which addresses the influence of running on applicant’s life.
Evidence of sportsmanship and/or leadership.
Well roundedness. (We define well-roundedness as a combination of athletic participation (in running and in other sports), solid academic achievement, and involvement in community and/or other school activities.)
Athletic achievement in running.
A thoughtfully prepared and carefully edited application package.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2019
THE SCHOLARSHIP DINNER WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 AT 6:30 PM*
*subject to venue availability - date/location may change