Congratulations 2012 SRLA Graduates!
We had 667 seniors training with SRLA this past year, and 99% of them graduated from high school this month.
Even better, of those who graduated, 95% plan to go to post-secondary education this fall:
61% to 4-year university;
34% to 2-year college/trade schools;
5% plan to go, but don’t know where yet.
Congratulations to all of you, and best of luck with your next journey in life.
SRLA makes available to graduating seniors a limited number of $500 scholarships, payable directly to the school of enrollment, for post-high school education in two- or four-year colleges, trade schools, or fine arts programs. To qualify, students must graduate from high school in the current program year, participate in the ASICS LA Marathon and pass the state CAHSEE exam. Specific requirements for eligibility do apply.
In June 2012, it was with great pleasure that Students Run LA was able to award scholarships to 85 of its graduating seniors who took part in the 2011-2012 marathon season. These students not only represent the best of their schools, but they have achieved an elite status—completing a 26.2-mile marathon, a feat accomplished by only a fraction of the population. This achievement requires resolve, perseverance, focus and determination, all qualities required to find success at college or university. These same inner qualities discovered by our students through their efforts at SRLA will carry them far. Kevin at Crenshaw High School noticed, “after joining SRLA I became more open to the idea of new things”, and Thomas at Chatsworth High School said “I managed to bridge relationships with other runners and opened my eyes to diverse communities outside of my own.” These newly recognized attributes will hold these students in good stead throughout their lives. It is with pride in their accomplishment that we offered to each of these students a $500 scholarship.
The recipients of our scholarships graduated from 42 different high schools over the Greater Los Angeles area, and will attend 41 separate colleges or universities from California to New York. With the start of school, every campus of the University of California system, all branches of the California State University system, and several Ivy League universities will have an SRLA student gracing its halls.
However, these scholarships could not happen without the tremendous support and generosity of various foundations and individuals who specifically fund the scholarship program. We therefore wish to thank the Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund, Larry Rawson, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, Simon Strauss Foundation, Sterling Foundation, The Green Foundation and Union Bank. It is with gratitude and appreciation that with this support, 85 students will have the opportunity to realize their dreams of going to college.