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.

Eligibility

Any graduating high school senior (Class of ) 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.

Scholarship Comittee

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.

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 total distribution at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and ultimately, the LVTC Board of Directors.

Use of Funds & 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) postmarked no later than Monday, April 6th, 2020, or received if hand carried (address available upon request) no later than Wednesday, April 8th, 2020. Text Phil Lawton @ (702) 683-4962 for hand delivery instructions. Application packages can be mailed (address below) or hand carried to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee (address available upon request). Applications are available from the link below or through the mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with an application request to:

Attention: Scholarship Committee
Las Vegas Track Club
PO Box 30134
Las Vegas, NV 89173-0134

Applicants will be notified no later than May 11th, regarding the results of the selection process. Awards will be presented at an appropriate, announced ceremony.

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