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Each Spring, SRLA makes available to graduating high school seniors a limited number of $500 scholarships, payable directly to the school of enrollment, for post-secondary education (including two or four-year colleges, trade schools, or fine arts programs). These scholarships are available to all active Students Run LA participants from approved schools who took part in the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, who are graduating from high school in June 2017, and who plan to pursue post-secondary education or vocational training next fall. The 2017 awards will be announced, and students notified, in early May 2017.
Applications for the 2016-2017 SRLA season are due in the Students Run LA office by 5:00 PM April 6, 2017. All SRLA graduating seniors who participated in the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon are eligible to apply. Applications are available from Marathon Leaders at each participating school. More that 175 applications are expected to be submitted and assessed by a wide range of Readers from across the Greater Los Angeles community. In May of 2016, 121 $500 scholarships were awarded to seniors who planned to attend colleges and universities across the nation. These students not only represented the best of their schools but are also members of an exclusive club…marathon finishers. This accomplishment requires discipline, perseverance, focus, and determination — skills required to find success at college and in life. The recipients of our scholarships graduated from 49 different high schools over the Greater Los Angeles area, and will attend 50 separate colleges or universities across the nation. Read excerpts from our students’ scholarship applications on how they are building upon their SRLA experience:
Lesly at Dr. Olga Mohan High School wrote, “My journey to finish high school, go to college and to receive my degree is a marathon in itself. I’m ready to put shoe to pavement to get there…and I can’t wait to see that dirt on my shoes!”
Anthony at Southeast High School wrote, “Running a marathon requires hard work and dedication, just like any other goal does. From this experience, I learned that life is like a long race…I understand that consistency and determination are essential to success. That is how I see life now.”
Leslie at Bell High School wrote, “[SRLA has] allowed me to live up to my full potential and to believe in myself. It has helped me understand the importance of perseverance and commitment. I will be graduating high school and…I will be leaving physically and mentally stronger while being the healthiest I’ve ever been.”
The SRLA Scholarship Program is made possible by generous contributions from Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation, Grant Davies Memorial Fund, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Larry Rawson, Veronica Perez, John MacAllister, Renee Mancuso, Nancy & Mark Nagayama, the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, the Simon Strauss Foundation, the Sterling-Dorman Foundation, and Union Bank.
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