Tuesday, January 08, 2008

TCM Offers $5000 College Scholarships

Wanted: Intelligent, other-oriented, fast, metro-area high school runners who can write well!

Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. seeks applicants for its 2008 college scholarship program. The organization makes two $5,000 scholarships available for one male and one female college-bound high school senior living in the eleven county metro-area.

Recipients will be selected on academic achievements, community service, running accomplishments -- in either cross country or track -- as well as a personal essay.

“According to recent studies, the average cost to attend a public college or university is more than $6,000 per year,” Twin Cities Marathon executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said in a media release. “We hope that this scholarship helps offset a significant portion of education expenses allowing student athletes more opportunity to continue to pursue
their passion for the sport of running."

The funds can be used to attend a public or private institution. Applications are being accepted until March 1. Winners will be notified in May.

2007 winners were Alison Liewen from Minnetonka High School, who is currently attending Harvard University, and Kyle Robert Peterson from Watertown-Mayer High School, who attends the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.

For more information on the program click HERE.

For an application click HERE.

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