FSRC Memorial Scholarship Application Process

The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Memorial Scholarship is open to Frederick County Maryland High School Seniors who will be attending college, trade school or enlisting in the US Military.

An applicant will have participated as a runner in cross country or track or will have demonstrated support for running as a team trainer or as an assistant to the coaching staff. In addition to participation in / around the sport of running, the applicant will have a demonstrated history of volunteerism within their school, church or community.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm April 10, 2017. The award for 2017 depends on donations, but is expected to be $2500 – 3000 per awardee.

Each applicant will be required to complete the following.

For the biography, essay, and letter(s) of recommendation, PDF format is preferred.

Biography Requirements

  • Name
  • Running Background
  • History of Volunteerism


The Essay will be a three to five hundred words addressing the following question:

How has the sport of running and volunteerism shaped you as the person you are today and will continue to shape you as the person you expect to become?

Letter(s) of Recommendation

We require a minimum of one letter of recommendation and a maximum of three. It would be advisable that these come from a coach or a recognized community leader.

It is preferable that the letter(s) of recommendation be sent electronically in PDF format to memorialscholarship@steeplechasers.org, directly from the person(s) making the recommendation.  (Note: the biography and essay should be attached to the online scholarship application form)

If it is necessary that the postal service needs to be used please use the following address.

Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 681
Frederick, MD 21705-0681