Athletes who run track understand the importance of pacing and sprinting. In some ways, searching for scholarships is a very similar process. There are certain times that you will want to pace your search, so that you do not become overwhelmed. Other times, perhaps during peak application time, you will want to speed up the rate at which you complete applications. Check out the list below to see some of the best track scholarships:
David Sardella Incentive Track Scholarship
This scholarship is open to incoming EIU students. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must attend on a full-time basis. Additionally, students must enroll for at least 12 credits (generally 4 classes. The award is a one-time award that cannot be combined with other athletic scholarships.
Indiana University Track Scholarships
Indiana University has had several generous donations geared towards establishing track and field scholarships. As such, students may want to loo into one of the four following scholarships: Harry Gladstein Track and Filed Scholarship, Sam Bell Track and Field Scholarship, O. Russell Curry Athletic Scholarship for Track and Field, and the George Branham Track and Field Scholarship.
Brian E. McClanahan Memorial Scholarship
This award is open to men who compete in track events. In order to be eligible, students must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average and must attend college full-time. Students must complete two years of school (or 60 credits) before applying for their award. Additionally, students must have been nominated as their team captain. Additional information about this scholarship can be found here: http://www.esuwarriors.com/sports/2009/9/14/scholarships.aspx.
USA Track and Field Scholarships
Students can contact their local chapter of the USA Track and Field to inquire about scholarships for young athletes. Some chapters have scholarships worth $250 or $500. However, the exact amount of funding varies by chapter. Additional information is available on their website: http://www.usatf.org/Home.aspx.
Top track athletes may be able to receive scholarships through NCAA. In order to be competitive for theses awards, students must excel in both athletics and academics. In general, the award provides students with an award worth $7,500. However, this award is not renewable. These awards are also extremely competitive to receive. Overall, there are only 87 scholarships available for women and 87 available for men.
Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarship Program
This award was designed for students who excel athletically and academically. The scholarship provides awards of $20,000-$25,000 to recipients. Students are required to show strong leadership skills, a history of community service, academic excellence, courage, honesty, genuineness, motivation, and athletic prowess. In order to be eligible, students must be a high school senior. Only students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average and who anticipate attending a four-year university or college in the fall semester immediately after their high school graduation, are eligible for the award. Furthermore, students must be a member of a high school varsity of intramural team. Only students who are permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. are eligible. Additional information can be found here: https://footlockerscholarathletes.com.