Scholarship Program

History

The Las Vegas Track Club (LVTC) Scholarship Program was officially established in 2000 to assist local high school graduates with college expenses. The program is funded by donations from club members, local organizations and individuals, and the fundraising efforts of the LVTC.

Purpose

The Las Vegas Track Club Scholarship Program is a way of giving back to the Community something to help foster interest in the sport we love and show our commitment to youth running. By supporting young people who have demonstrated academic and athletic excellence, community involvement, and a strong interest in running, we are encouraging healthy, productive, and disciplined lifestyles in these young adults who are the leaders of the future.

Award Amounts

Variable: may be given to a single individual or divided among multiple recipients. Awards can be expected to range from $1000 to $3000 with a total distribution of between $12,000 and $15,000 at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and, ultimately, the LVTC Board of Directors.

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is made up of club members selected by the LVTC Board of Directors. The Committee Chairman is appointed by the Board and serves as the point-of-contact.

Eligibility

Any graduating high school senior (Class of 2018) from southern Nevada—defined as Clark County, Nye County, and Lincoln County—may apply. Applicant must have been actively involved for at least one full season with his or her high school cross country or track team, as verified by the Internet web site Athletic.net or the NIAA (Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association).

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are based upon achievements during the student’s high school career in the following areas: (1) academics, as measured by high school grade point averages (GPA), both un-weighted and weighted (if applicable); class ranking; and SAT/ACT test scores (2) athletics, with emphasis on cross country and track & field and participation in youth running (3) extracurricular activities and community involvement, including competing in, or volunteering at, LVTC events (4) a personal essay (5) two letters of recommendation. Weighting between these areas will be determined by the sole discretionary judgment of the Scholarship Committee and the LVTC Board of Directors.

Use of Funds and Distribution

The award is intended for the use of the recipient in the pursuit of post-secondary education; money will be awarded to the winner or winners in the form of a one-time, single cash grant.

Application Deadline and Notification of Award Selection:

Applications must be submitted to the Committee (see address below) and received no later than Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Application packages can be mailed (address below) or hand carried to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee (address available upon request). Applications are available on-line at lvtc.org (the LVTC web site) or through the mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with an application request to:

Attention: Scholarship Committee

Las Vegas Track Club
P.O. Box 30134
Las Vegas, NV 89173-0134

Applicants will be notified no later than May 13, 2018, regarding the results of the selection process. Awards will be presented at an appropriate, announced ceremony in June.

Click here to download the 2018 LVTC Scholarship Application and Instructions.