WRRC Scholarship Program

The Wilmington Road Runners provide annual scholarship awards to qualified high-school seniors in the Cape Fear Region.

The application for this year's WRRC scholarship program is now available to download. In the run up to this year's selection, we are highlighting, scholarship eligible, high school senior XC and track team members from across the Cape Fear Region. These seniors have been leaders within their school,  weekend work-out warriors,  and servants within their community. Meet these inspiring student athletes here:

**download the 2020 scholarship application: WRRC Scholarship 2020.docx**

This year, The Wilmington Road Runners Club (WRRC) will award two $1,000 scholarships. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Senior or graduation eligible status at a high school located in Brunswick, Pender, or New Hanover Counties, North Carolina.
  • Member of cross country and/or track team.
  • Planning to continue running at any level, including recreational, after high school.
  • Athlete has not accepted, and/or plans to not accept, a full athletic or academic scholarship at a college or university.
  • A supporting letter of reference from the applicant’s track and field or XC coach.

Selection Criteria

    • Participation in any high school cross country or track and field event.
    • Involvement in extracurricular school activities
    • Has demonstrated leadership
    • Plans to continue running in the future
    • Coach’s letter of reference
(Note: The athlete's GPA or financial need is not part of the selection

The 2020 application window will close on March 20th 

Questions? email wrrcscholarship@gmail.com

Meets 2019's Winners!

Emma Butler

Coached By Ryan Hauck at Ashley.

" Emma is a distance runner on our track and field team . She is a dedicated hard working student athlete who has been a joy to coach and watch grow as an athlete, student, and person.  She is also a member of my Honors service learning class during the day. This is where regular education students work next to students with disabilities within a physical education setting.  She brings a positive energy to the class that brings a smile to all the students that she work with. She has been such a pleasure to work with this year and I look forward to seeing her reach her goals." Coach Hauck.

"I am so honored and grateful that I have been recognized for this award! I am excited to be heading to UNC Chapel Hill this fall to pursue a career in the medical and healthcare fields. Your generous scholarship  will certainly help with expenses. "  Emma. 

Jeremiah Kim

Coached by Craig Underwood and Billy Mason at Hoggard.

"Jeremiah is an exceptional student and person who has earned recognition for his academic achievements, his leadership on the athletic field, his commitment to others, and his service to the community. His cooperative spirit and flexible leadership style make him an outstanding leader who is destined for significant accomplishments in college and beyond." Coach Underwood.

"With all of the incredibly talented and wonderful students who applied this year, I am humbled that the Wilmington Road Runners selected me as this year's scholarship recipient. Without having to work a part-time job, I'll be able to focus more of my attention on my school work, as well as spend more time helping others. With my sincerest regards, I would like to thank Coach Mason and Coach Underwood, my family, and each contributing member of the Wilmington Road Runners Club for supporting me in the next phase of my education. Running has changed the way I see the world, opening my eyes to the beauty of pushing myself to my physical limits. Lastly, running with my teammates at Hoggard has taught me what genuine relationships look like and proven to me how servant leadership can be incorporated into every aspect of life." Jeremiah.

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Meets 2018's Winners!

Dani Kranchalk

Coached by Colin Hackman at Cape Fear Academy

"On every level Dani exemplifies the tenants of what we try to teach in our program: team before self, consistency and accountability. From as young as fourteen years old she would lead our practices, and off-season efforts. She held her teammates to her own high standard, and, through positive reinforcement, changed the culture of our program. Dani is the total package. She exemplifies all that is good about scholastic running". Coach Hackman

"It is an honor to receive this award because running has been such an important part of my life. I started running cross country on a whim in seventh grade and it completely changed my attitude towards sports and turned me into a lifelong athlete. Running taught me endurance, leadership, and the value of a supportive team. The Wilmington running community is very special to me because everyone is so friendly and supportive of one another and there's always a race going on. I am honored to be recognized for my years of running and I hope to continue running for a very long time."


Cameron Rieman

Coached by Sam Bobbitt at Laney.  

 "Cameron is a really smart, considerate and passionate young man. He works to excel in everything he does. He has stayed  the course of being a distance runner since his freshman year and has always striven to be the best he can be as a competitor and teamate. He stepped into the role of leader during his junior year without any persuasion or delegation from me. In the classroom he excels, and he volunteers in many school, church and community events." Coach Bobbitt.

"I feel honored to be receiving this scholarship from the WRRC. This scholarship is a contributing payment to my upcoming academic year at NC State University. I will be able to spend more time focusing on my education as well as continuing my passion for running instead of working extra hours to help pay off my tuition. I want to again thank my cross country and track coach, Samuel Bobbitt, for being a truly wise mentor. Along with many life lessons, he has taught me to love running and never give up on my dreams no matter how hard the race gets."



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