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Grants & Scholarships


The Sierra Challenge Express Running Club is pleased to award grants and scholarships to youth runners in need.  Scholarship recipients are cross-country or track runners selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Financial need
  2. Sierra Challenge Express Club participation
  3. Academic achievement
  4. Extra-curricular activities, community involvement, and/or volunteer experience
  5. Running achievements

Grants and scholarships are awarded in 3 different age groups with 3 awards given in each age group:

  1. The Jackrabbit:  Ages 9-13 – grant of $100 towards purchase of running gear
  2. The Gazelle:  Ages 14-17 – grant of $250 towards purchase of running gear
  3. The Cheetah: Ages 18-22 – scholarship of $1,000 towards college education



The application process is comprised of 4 parts:

  1. Application Form – Print and complete PDF file below
  2. Short Essay – Written by the applicant, addressing the five criteria listed above
  3. Letter of Recommendation – 1-page recommendation from a running coach, mailed directly by the coach
  4. Proof of Enrollment (Cheetah only) – proof of acceptance or enrollment in a 2-4 year college program

Applications will be accepted via postal mail or email.  The applicant should submit the Application Form and Short Essay, and the coach should submit the Letter of Recommendation.  Please mail to the address below.

All components of your application must be received by June 1, 2019.



The Sierra Challenge Express Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications received by the deadline and will award the grants scholarships to those individuals which are deemed to excel most consistently with the criteria listed above. 

More than one winner may come from the same school.

Scholarship winners will be notified on or before July 1, 2019.  Awards will be distributed at the Sierra Challenge Freedom Run on July 4, 2019.

Sierra Challenge Express Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2271
Clovis, CA 93613

Alternatively, you can submit your application via email to:


If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact:

Richard Deveau
Mobile: 559.307.1093

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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