Congratulations 2013 SRLA Graduates!
We had 693 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% plan to attend a 4-year university;
34% plan to attend a 2-year college/trade schools;
5% plan to go to the military or to work
Congratulations to all our Seniors, 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 2013, it was with great pleasure that Students Run LA was able to award scholarships to 100 of its graduating seniors who took part in the 2012-2013 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 in SRLA will carry them far. Yareli at Maywood Academy High School wrote “Positive and encouraging people like the ones that I encountered in SRLA made me realize that drive and dedication can take you far.”, and Beatriz at Civitas School of Leadership said “Students Run LA has defined me not as a lazy person but as a finisher.” Fernando at Sun Valley High School shared that “My leader, whom I also consider one of my mentors, always helped me by encouraging me to set the bar higher than what I thought I could have accomplished.” These newly recognized attributes will hold these students in good stead throughout their lives. It is with pride in their accomplishments and excitement for their future possibilities that we offered each of these students a $500 scholarship for use in college or university.
The recipients of our scholarships graduated from 45 different high schools over the Greater Los Angeles area, and will attend 43 separate colleges or universities from California to New England. With the start of school, SRLA students will be seen dashing to class at every campus of the University of California system, all branches of the California State University system and Community College system, and several Ivy League universities as well.
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, The Honorable Richard Alarcon and Union Bank. It is with gratitude and appreciation for this support, that 100 students will have the opportunity to realize their dreams of going to college.