Applications for the 2015 West Chester Running Club Scholarship are now closed. 

Announcing the 2015 WCRC Scholarship Recipients

The West Chester Running Club (WCRC) is proud to announce that we have awarded scholarships to three deserving high school graduating seniors.  All three student athletes demonstrated excellent community service, high academic achievement, and a strong devotion to running, the key attributes that are requirements for consideration of a WCRC Scholarship Award.  Our winners for 2015 include:


·         Eric Diestelow of West Chester East High School

·         Olivia Young of Unionville High School

·         Madison Matarozzo of Owen J. Roberts High School


Each of our winners wrote eloquently about the significance that running has meant to them and how it helped to shape who they are.  We will present our winners with their Scholarships at 7:00 pm on Friday June 19th at the Kids’ Day at the Races event to take place at Oakbourne Park.  We wish Eric, Olivia, and Madison the best of luck in their future academic and running careers.

Each of us in the WCRC should take pride in the legacy that has grown around our annual WCRC Scholarship Award.  Beginning with the four $250 scholarships that we awarded in 2002, we have, to date, provided almost $40,000 in scholarships to deserving Chester County high school student athletes. 

Although our 2015 WCRC Scholarships are awarded, the process around our Scholarship program never stops.  We are always interested in ideas that our Club members have for Scholarship Award fund raising or for enhancing our candidate selection process.  If you have questions about the Scholarship Awards, would like to know how you can help, or are interested in contributing to our Scholarship Award endowment, please contact Ann Tierney, Dan Holland, or Bill Dawson.

Kids Day at the Races will be held again in June 2016 at Oakbourne Park.  More information will be available in the spring.