SRLA Scholarship Program
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 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, who are graduating from high school by June 2019, and who plan to pursue post-secondary education or vocational training next fall.
Applicants must demonstrate a 2.0 GPA throughout high school and provide two letters of recommendation.
The 2019 awards will be announced, and students notified, in early May 2019.
UPDATE: In May 2019, scholarships were awarded to 101 students who successfully completed the 2018-2019 SRLA season and the Los Angeles Marathon. These students will attend Community Colleges, Universities (both public and private), inside and outside of California.
Honda Dream Scholarship Program
For the Class of 2019, we are excited to introduce the Honda Dream Scholarship. The Honda Dream Scholarship Program will create an enduring legacy to help SRLA students achieve their academic dreams for generations to come.
Honda Dream Scholarship applicants must demonstrate a 3.0 GPA throughout high school, participate in community service projects, and have completed the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon. Recipients of the Honda Dream Scholarship will receive a $1000 scholarship payable over two years, be connected with the Honda Dream Team Member network, and receive FREE race entries to SRLA hosted races. Participating in SRLA events while in college provides SRLA alumni access to the supportive, encouraging environment of SRLA, and they, in turn, will become role models for, and provide a valuable resource to, current SRLA students.
UPDATE: In the inaugural year, five students were chosen by Honda to receive the Honda Dream Scholarship Award.
The Honda Dream Scholarship Program was established with the proceeds from the 2019 Honda Vehicle Raffle.
2019 Senior Scholarships Awarded
It is with great pleasure that Students Run LA was able to award scholarships to 101 of its graduating seniors who took part in the 2018-2019 marathon season. Without support for our Scholarship Program, many of these students would be hard pressed to find a path to college.
The recipients of our scholarships graduated from 51 different high schools over the Greater Los Angeles area, and will attend 34 separate colleges or universities from California to the East coast. With the start of school in fall of 2019, every campus of the University of California system, most branches of the California State University system, and local Community Colleges, all will have one or more SRLA students gracing its halls.
These recipients not only represent the best of their schools, but they have achieved an elite status—completing a 26.2-mile marathon, a feat accomplished by only a fraction of the population. This achievement requires resolve, perseverance, focus and determination, all qualities required to find success at college or university.
It is with gratitude and appreciation to all supporters that many of our students will have the opportunity to realize their dreams of going to college. As noted by Karina at Canoga Park High School, “I know for a fact that if I hadn’t joined SRLA I wouldn’t [have] had the motivation to move forward and work hard. I am now graduating with honors this June and have one of the highest grades in my environmental science class.”
Congratulations to all in the graduating Class of 2019!
Jazmin from Animo Ralph Bunche wrote, “As a student runner, this program help me manage my school and to set competitive goals for myself; while also opening my passion for running.”
Hector at Harbor Teacher Prep wrote, “Struggle is the key to success and I would have never learned that without SRLA.”
Britney at Hawthorne High School wrote, “I do physical activities on my OWN time, that is something I thought I would never hear, and it is because SRLA made me comfortable in working out consistently.”
The SRLA Scholarship Program is made possible by generous contributions from American Honda Motor Co., Inc, The William C. Bannerman Foundation, John MacAllister, Renee Mancuso, Nancy & Mark Nagayama, Larry Rawson, the Ralph L. Smith Foundation, the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, the Simon Strauss Foundation, the Sterling Foundation, and Union Bank