Houston Striders 2021 Scholarship Application

The Houston Striders are a non-profit, metro-wide running club with a mission to support fitness. We proudly present our Houston Half Marathon & 10K each autumn. And we are honored to help build a future for students by awarding scholarships to further their higher education. For 2021, we seek to award need-based, renewable scholarships in the total amount of $2,000. The scholarship funds are payable ($1,000 per year) over the first two years of a four-year degree program or over the course of a two-year degree program.

The scholarship is open to: 

1. 2021 graduating high school seniors
2. Currently attending a Houston Independent School District (HISD) public school
3. Will be attending a Texas university/college/higher education program or trade school in the fall of 2021
4. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 

*All current Houston Striders members and their families are eligible to apply. New members joining the Houston Striders after March 17, 2021 are not eligible to apply for the 2021 Houston Striders Scholarship but will be eligible for the 2022 scholarship.

The Houston Striders 2021 Scholarship Application must be submitted along with all supporting documents by May 17, 2021. 

Required supporting documents:

  1. 2021 completed scholarship application. Click here
  2. An official transcript from your high school
  3. A letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, teacher, or coach who knows you well and can attest to your scholarship and character.

For questions, please email Kathy at
All follow-up correspondence will be via e-mail, so please be sure to provide and keep your e-mail address current. You also must provide an e-mail or contact information for a parent or guardian.

Scholarships will be awarded in June 2021.
Applicants will be notified by e-mail regardless of whether they received an award.

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