Anchorage Running Club Scholarship

One of the goals of the Anchorage Running Club and Anchorage RunFest is to raise scholarship funds annually for Anchorage high school runners to help with their education expenses.

The Anchorage Running Club has awarded two $3500 scholarships in 2024!

Anchorage high school graduating seniors who are runners are eligible to apply. This includes seniors from public, private and charter schools, as well as those who are home-schooled, within the Municipality of Anchorage.

Minimum qualifications include two years of participation in running activities during high school -- track and/or cross country running. In addition to the student's involvement with running, the Scholarship Committee considers the student's community involvement and service, commitment to a healthy lifestyle, academic ability and financial need. We are not necessarily looking for the fastest runners -- we are looking for enthusiasm for running now and into the future!

Anchorage high school seniors who are interested and qualified are encouraged to download the ARC 2024 Scholarship Application and submit it according to the instructions with the Application Form. The application deadline is March 31, 2024.

2024 ARC Scholarship Application

We will announce the 2024 Scholarship recipients by the end of April 2024.

In 2024 ARC has selected two outstanding students to receive $3500 scholarships! In
addition to being runners on their school teams and on their own, each of this year’s recipients
is an outstanding scholar who gives back to school and community through volunteer work.
Here are this year’s recipients:


Emily Moore

Chugiak High School

Emily Moore is a senior from Chugiak High School who plans to attend the University of Puget Sound in her journey to becoming an Occupational Therapist for persons with disabilities. She not only has a longstanding history of running athletics in school, but also enjoys volunteering with multiple organizations within the running community.


Ruben Rhodes

West Anchorage High School

Ruben Rhodes is a senior from West Anchorage High School who has been accepted to multiple universities in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. He is looking toward a degree in biology and genetic engineering, with the goal to one day make an impact on global hunger.

Graduates Running on Track