Scholarship Program

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

Every year, The Wilmington Road Runners Club (WRRC) award scholarships to high school seniors in the Cape Fear region. 

Seniors, if you are a member of your XC or track team, and have positively impacted, led and inspired your team, we want to hear from you! If you are active in your community, and are committed to serving others, we want to hear from you!



Applications for the 2024 program are available HERE 

**The 2024 deadline for applications and supporting references
to be received is Friday March 22nd 2024**

Questions? email Scholarship chair Rob Ward at

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 within their running program
  • 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

Meet 2023's Award Winners

First place:  ($2500 award) 

Lauren Pagans (Topsail) 

Bates Lancaster (Ashley)

Runners Up: ($1000 award) 

Molly Parker (Hoggard)

Fraley Kelley (Cape Fear Academy)

Anders Jensen  (Laney)

Henry Smith ( West Brunswick)

Learn more about these inspiring student athletes here!

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