The Gate City Striders (GCS) running club is offering a scholarship to a high school or college student who is a member of GCS, whose parents are members of GCS, or who is sponsored by a GCS member.


  • Applicants must have applied to and been accepted at a post-secondary educational institution, including a college, university or vocational school at the time the scholarship is awarded
  • Receiving the award does not preclude the applicant from applying for and accepting other scholarships, loans, grants or other aid
  • Applicant need not participate in college athletics
  • Applications are due by May 15th and recipients will be notified by email no later than June 12th
  • The GCS Scholarship is a non-renewable award
  • The application form can be downloaded here:


  • Must be a Strider, a child of a Strider or nominated by a Strider who has been active with the club for more than one year
  • Must have been accepted at a college, university or vocational school
  • Previous GCS Scholarship winners are not eligible
filling the application form


  • Copy of at least one acceptance letter to post-secondary educational institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from a non-related teacher, coach, employer or community member
  • Typed essay (one page maximum) on the following topic: “What running means to me – past, present, and future”
  • List any volunteer (non-paid) activities in which you the applicant have participated
  • List any Gate City Striders activities in which you (the applicant) have participated (volunteering, racing, social, etc.)
  • Completed and signed application form


All applicants are evaluated by at least three members of the Scholarship Committee on the following three criteria:

(1) Embodiment of the Running Spirit (based on personal essay)

(2) Community service and/or extracurricular activities

(3) Recommendation letters of personal character


All requirements must be postmarked by May 15th to be considered.

Send application, essay and nomination form:

  • Electronic submission (preferred):
  • Snail Mail: Gate City Striders Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 3692, Nashua, NH 03061


Recipient(s) will be notified by email no later than June 12th.  Recipient(s) will be announced to the GCS community on June 21st at the Gate City Striders track workout.


For further information, please contact the Scholarship Committee at