FSRC Memorial Scholarship

About

Rick O’Donnell

In the spring of 2013, Steeplechaser member, friend, devoted husband, and father RickO’Donnell lost his battle with bile duct cancer. The Rick O’Donnell 5.22 Mile Trail Run and Ultra-Challenge was started in his memory, and is held annually at Greenbrier State Park.

Larry Key

In 2015, Larry Key, another friend and beloved Steeplechaser, died of a heart attack while out on a run.

Both Rick and Larry embodied the true spirit of what it means to be a runner and a friend, and the club wanted to continue to honor their spirit while giving back to the community. Thus, the FSRC Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016, dedicated to their memory. Net proceeds from the annual Rick’s Run, in addition to community donations, are used to fund the scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Frederick-area high school seniors who, like Rick and Larry, have made a difference in the running community.

Donate

Please click the Donate button below if you’d like to donate directly to the FSRC Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

Apply

The application period is currently closed for 2018. Scholarship applications will open again January 2019.

Family members of FSRC officers, directors, and members of the scholarship selection committee are disqualified from applying for or receiving scholarships.

Previous Scholarship Winners


If you would like to help with the planning of Rick’s Run or volunteer on race day, contact info@rickstrailrun.com. If you would like to assist on the Memorial Scholarship Sub-Committee, contact memorialscholarship@steeplechasers.org.