Each year, subject to
budget approval, the Greater
Framingham Running Club (GFRC) will present a College Scholarship to
and one female high school senior.
scholarship award for 2017 will be $1000 for each recipient.
The scholarships will be
presented to local high school
runners who plan to attend either two or four-year accredited college
university and also intends to run cross-country, track or
in college. We’ll
look to ensure that
the winning applicant exemplifies dedication, leadership, running
commitment and academic achievement.
That is, the award will not necessarily go the
runner in the greater
Framingham area with the most success in running, but the track or
cross-country team member who has always been committed and
hard to persevere, combined with academic achievement.
Applicants need to submit
a brief statement describing what
running means to them. This
will accompany their coach’s supporting statement.
The eligible high schools
are any public high school or
schools within a town that has at least five GFRC members with a family
membership counting as one. The
membership list as of October 31 for the previous year is the
determinant. All seniors attending these
high schools are
eligible for the scholarship. For 2017, this means that the eligible
schools are Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Keefe Tech, Natick,
The cover letter and application
will be sent to each high
school with copy to the Principal, Athletic Director, Head Guidance
and scholarship point person.
Students will need to
engage their track or cross-country coaches
to provide a short (one or two paragraphs) statement as to why the
deserves the award, based on the criteria noted above.
with be notified between January 15 and January 31
with a return deadline of March 31.
The GFRC Secretary will
receive all applications, and remove
all names from the applications, then package and distribute the
identified by number only, to the GFRC Scholarship Committee. This is done to ensure a
fair process, and
avoid the appearance of any impropriety. Membership on the GFRC College
Scholarship Committee will be open to any member of the GFRC in good
who volunteers to be on the Committee.
The GFRC College Scholarship Committee should
have approximately 3-5
volunteers by the January monthly meeting. The Committee will announce
decision of the scholarships at the April or May monthly meeting and
decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.
The Committee will then need to work with the
recipient’s school to determine
the proper protocol for student and public notification.
Two GFRC members will
present the awards:
GFRC President or
Vice President (or one of their designees from the Scholarship
Committee) and a
scholarship committee representative agreed upon by the scholarship
The two presenters will
travel to the appropriate high
school awards night (typically in May) to make the presentation.