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.

Two $2500 scholarships are guaranteed to be awarded. Additional scholarships may be offered at the discretion of the Steeplechasers Memorial Scholarship Committee.

Each applicant will be required to complete the following:

  • FSRC Memorial Scholarship application form (will be available when the application process is opened)
  • A short biography (attach to form)
  • Three to five hundred word essay (attach to form)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (have these sent to memorialscholarship@steeplechasers.org)

PLEASE NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

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

Biography Requirements

  • Name
  • Running background
  • History of volunteerism

Essay

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

  1. How has the sport of running impacted your life now and potentially in the future?
  2. How has volunteerism shaped the person you are today and the person you expect to become?

Your answers should help us get to know you. The scholarship is not awarded for fastest times or the number of state finishes.  We are looking to see how running, volunteering, commitment to others and community, and perseverance are reflected in your life. Share a story reflecting about your high school career that exemplifies your character.

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: FSRC Memorial Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 681
Frederick, MD 21705

Disqualified Persons

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