2017 ARC Scholarship Recipients

The Anchorage Running Club is pleased to announce the following running scholars as recipients of the 2017 scholarships:

  • Magaret Pickett  West Anchorage High School                  
  • Ashlyn Johnson   East Anchorage High School                 
  • Joseph Aist         Service High School                     
  • Joaquin Monterrosa  West Anchorage High School



General Information

  • Complete applications, including letters, pages from portfolio, and essays must be received at the Running Club's Post Office Box (Anchorage Running Club, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 243362, Anchorage, AK 99524-3362), or scanned and emailed to no later than 4:00 PM on April 28,  2017. ARC will inform applicants by email when complete application has been received.
  • If application is emailed as an attachment, all pages must be scanned into one PDF document, labeled with the applicants name.
  • All information will be corroborated with school counselor.
  • Award recipients will be invited to participate in the Running Club’s Runfest Awards Ceremony that will be held on the third Sunday in August.
  • The total number of pages including the application must be no more than 10.

Minimum Criteria for Scholarship

  • At least two years documented involvement with running during high school.
  • The high school must be within the Municipality of Anchorage. Applications from students attending private or charter schools will be accepted.
  • The student must be a graduating senior.
  • The student must plan to attend a College or University located in the United States.
  • The student must be enrolled at a college or university and attending classes not later than March 31, 2018.
  • The scholarship must be used not later than December 31, 2018.
  • Completed application, essay, and letters of recommendation (Note: essays become the property of ARC and may be used for club and/or newspaper publications).

Considerations During the Selection Process

  • Enthusiasm for and involvement with running
  • Community involvement and service
  • Academic ability
  • Financial need
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Ability to surmount obstacles in order to achieve goals