The TCRC annually awards scholarships to local runners in their final year of high school. Awards are for educational expenses at accredited colleges. College scholarships are offered to male and to female runners. The TCRC has awarded $48,000 over the last 11 years for these scholarships.
In 2017, the TCRC plans to award scholarships up to a total amount of $8.000, divided among multiple recipients.
These scholarship awards are primarily funded by the Pete Keyes Turkey Trot, held on Thanksgiving Day each year. See the TCRC Race Calendar for further details.
Eligibility criteria are:
- Graduating senior pursuing higher education at a 2 or 4 year accredited college
- High School participation in varsity cross country and/or varsity long distance track events (1500 meters and higher for women, 1600 meters and higher for men)
- Currently living in the Triple Cities area (Broome or adjacent county in New York) or a TCRC member
Selection is based on academic achievement, running accomplishments, community service, financial resources, and recommendations from coaches.
The TCRC solicits nominations for these awards in the spring of each year, and awards are announced during the high school commencement period in June.
Applicant Information Form in Word Format (docx)
Coach's Evaluation Form in Word Format (docx)
Previous winners of the TCRC scholarships are:
- June 2016 - Alex Zwierzynski, Maine Endwell HS;
Alison VanDyke, Vestal HS;
Dan Schaffer,Maine Endwell HS;
Emily Cluck, Johnson City HS;
Erin Rush, Maine Endwell HS;
Julie Ferrante, Vestal HS;
Lucas Sutton, Susquehanna Valley HS;
Lydia Werner, North East Bradford HS;
Maggie Pellela, Binghamton HS;
Marlee Shafer, Seton Catholic Central HS;
Vincent Putrino, Binghamton HS.
- June 2015 - Alexander Whitney, Susquehanna Valley High School;
Caitlin Mizerak, Susqehanna Valley High School;
Christa Denmon, Union Endicott High School;
Jamie Farrell, Seton Catholic Central High School;
Katie Nolan, Bainbridge Guilford High School;
Krista Kiscak, Maine Endwell High School;
Larissa Plaskon, Maine Endwell High School;
Maddison Hutton, Maine Endwell High School;
Richard Buchanan, Susquehanna Valley High School; and
Sara Zuwiyya, Vestal High School.
- June 2014 -
Kirsten Anderson, Union Endicott High School;
Anthony Bowersox, Chenango Forks High School;
Natalie Hawkes, Chenango Valley High School;
Anthony Taylor and Brianna Carey, Maine Endwell High School;
Katie Markstein, Susquehanna Valley High School.
- June 2013 -
Abbie Bideaux, Binghamton High School;
Jenna Cupp, Newark Valley High School;
Elizabeth Jewiss, Marathon High School;
Michael Kostek, Vestal High School;
and Colten Steinbrecher, Windsor High School.
- June 2012 -
Alicia Sutphin, Vestal High School;
John Mooney, Norwich High School;
Ian Tolan, Binghamton High School; and
Corey Wasilnak, Maine-Endwell High School.
- June 2011 -
Cal Michaels, Vestal High School;
Chad Noelle, Greene High School;
Sarah Krizan, Chenango Forks High School;
and Sydney Williams, Susquehanna Valley High School.
- June 2010 - David Bates, Windsor High School; Emily Burchill, Seton Catholic Central High School; Trevor Bender, Union-Endicott High School; and Andrea Prusik, Union-Endicott High School.
- June 2009 -
Megan Jacoby, Maine - Endwell High School;
Jessica Spellane, Vestal High School;
Jeffrey Martinez, Johnson City High School;
and Steven Spittler, Norwich High School.
- June 2008 - Kati Holowacz, Bainbridge - Guilford High School; Megan Cordi, Maine - Endwell High School; Danielle Brenon, Maine - Endwell High School; and Stephen Gaug, Vestal High School.
- June 2007 - G.J. Gerner, Vestal High School;
Michael Doane, Marathon High School; Ashley Horton, Candor High School; and Kelly Billingiere, Harpursville High School.
- June 2006 - Chris Gaube, Vestal HS; James Woidt, Binghamton HS; Colleen Spring, Seton Catholic HS; and Amy Williams, Windsor HS.