The Finger Lakes Runners Club is proud to announce the following scholarship program:


  • Two unrestricted $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors who participated on their school’s cross-country and/or track and field teams.
  • Eligible students must reside in Tompkins County or a surrounding county.
  • FLRC membership is not required.


  • To apply, please submit a letter describing your academic, extracurricular, and running achievements. Include any plans you may have for a running career beyond high school and the personal benefits you have gained by participating in the sport.
  • Include two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and one from a coach.  Please do not send complete transcripts or additional material for consideration as these will not be reviewed.
  • Mail application materials to:
FLRC Scholarship Committee
Attn:  Lorrie Tily
P.O. Box 185
Locke, NY 13092

Identification of Recipient

  • The Scholarship Committee must receive scholarship applications by April 27, 2019.
  • Committee members will review submissions and identify recipients by May 18, 2019.
  • Recipients may be asked to present their scholarship application materials to the FLRC Board.

Past Winners


Elizabeth Rayle (Ithaca High School): $1000
Natalie Thomas (Marathon Central School): $1000


Carmen Bezner Kerr (Ithaca High School): $1000
Jake Avery (Ithaca High School): $1000
Tatianna Trojnor-Hill (Moravia Central School District): $1000

Colin Pritchard (Owego Free Academy): $1000
Ashleigh Crawford (Tully Junior-Senior High School): $1000
Abby Yatsko (Dryden High School): $500
Abigail Everett (Horseheads High School): $500

Matthew Lin (Ithaca): $1000
Julia Tantillo (Trumansburg): $1000
Eric Sinton (Ithaca): $500
Jacklyn Hoch (Cortland): $500

Jade Auchmoody (Homer): $1000
Freideric Handelmann (Homer): $1000
Bradley Dewitt (Moravia): $500
Matt Gill (Watkins Glen): $500
Samantha Gill (Watkins Glen): $500

Elizabeth Jewiss (Marathon): $1000
Derek Johnson (Horseheads): $1000
Emily Stansfield (Tioga): $500
Joshua Langley (Watkins Glen): $500
Allison Cronk (Groton): $500

Shauna Murray (Trumansburg): $1000
Josh Greenberg (Ithaca): $1000
Zoe McAlear (Ithaca): $500
Christopher Gill (Watkins Glen): $500

Kayla Prochnow (Trumansburg): $500
Sarah Danner (Trumansburg): $1000
Shannon Hazlitt (Watkins Glen): $500
Chris Handelmann (Homer): $1000