First a little about Runnerclick. We aim to bring you reviews on the latest and greatest from brands such as Brooks, Asics, Adidas, Nike, Saucony, Salomon, Mizuno, Hoka One One and many others less known company such as Vibram or Puma. We also review and blog about a lot more than just running shoes, such as GPS watches, Compression socks, strollers and shoes made for flat feet, walking, trails, standing or zumba – the list goes on.
We also offer a growing running blog with contributions from sport familiar writers, where you will find great pointers on how to successfully achieve a healthy life,or get rid of injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Runners knee, shin splints, achilles tendinitis, Lumbar Lordosis, Runner’s Knee, Synovitis, as well as further enhance the one you may already lead. Although our content is mostly aimed at runners of all experience levels, we believe that the information that our writers provide could be helpful to all, in general.
We feel that maintaining a fitness lifestyle, and remaining active in sports as well as other outdoor activities can be beneficial in building a strong mind and good character through sportsmanship. That is why we are proud to announce the Runnerclick scholarship, awarded to three qualified applicants each year, for an amount of $2000 (two thousand U.S. Dollars) to each of the three winners.
We are happy to help with the growth and education that will turn out more healthy and productive members of our society, also keeping alive an athletic and competitive traditions as we develop.
We encourage anyone who is interested to apply, however there are a few necessary requirements that must be fulfilled in order to be seriously considered for one of the three annual awards. Below you will find a more specific breakdown of the scholarship details, as well as the requirements for eligibility and guidelines for your essay. If you decide to apply, you’ll just need to completely follow the steps below to submit your application.
Here is a quick “checklist” of the steps which must be completed to meet the eligibility requirements:
- Complete an original essay that follows the guidelines which can be found below. Once written, it can be sent to [email protected].
- Completely fill out and submit the registration form below
- All entries, including required essays must be received no later than April 30, 2017 in order to be considered.
- Any questions or concerns should be sent to [email protected] before the closing date shown above, to allow the necessary time to address.
- The 3 winners will be announce approximately one week after the deadline.
NOTE: Each scholarship award is issued in the amount of $2000 (Two Thousand U.S. Dollars). There will be three (3) winners of one (1) award each.
Follow these Steps
Although there are only two fairly easy steps for submitting your application for consideration, it is extremely important for all applicants to pay close attention the details in both steps, as well as our strict rules for eligibility.
STEP 1. Submitting Your Essay:
Essay Title: The title of the submitted essay should be “The Runnerclick Academic Scholarship Program”.
Essay Subject:Staying active through sports can be a very beneficial part of your life in many different ways, for many different reasons.
– Outline why and how sports can contribute to your life? Describe some of the pitfalls experienced, as well as some of the benefits which sports can contribute to the daily life of young adult? How can a person leverage a skill in sports to land a dream job and becoming “successful” throughout life? –
(The submitted essay must consist of between 2000 – 2500 words. Be sure to submit a complete essay, remembering to check for any errors. Grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors will deem the submission ineligible)
Deadline: Your essay and form submission must be received by 11:59pm on April 30, 2017. Any submissions sent after the deadline will not be considered. All submissions must be sent to [email protected] to be considered eligible. Essays sent any other way will not be counted for the 2017 scholarship award.
Important –The essay that you write must be original content, written by the person applying for the scholarship. Plagiarism will be an instant disqualifier.
STEP 2. Submitting The Form:
For this section, fill out the form below completely and truthfully. Then, simply submit when finished.
Confirmation of Successful Application
Once all of the applicant’s complete and correct information has been properly submitted, a confirmation email will be sent within 7 business days to the email address provided by the applicant in the form above. It is important to note that, any submissions made after 11:59pm on April 30, 2017 will not be accepted. Therefore, no confirmation email will be sent for those applications sent after the set deadline.
Receiving The Scholarship Payment
Each of the three winners will be announced approximately one week after the deadline is met and the contest closes.
Once the scholarship recipients have been chosen, and all information has been checked for validity, the awards will be paid out to those three winners only.
Each of the students who are awarded the scholarship will receive a total of $2000, and will not be eligible to win again.
NOTE:The scholarship payments will be made directly to the financial aid office of each of the recipients’ specific college or university. The amount will then be transferred to the appropriate account of each winner. Negotiable currency, in any form, will not be sent directly to the winners.
Application and Award Eligibility
In order to be considered or be permitted to claim the award, all participants must pay attention to and follow our Strict Conditions of Eligibility:
- To qualify for this scholarship, each applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, an undergraduate program, or a high school senior who has a valid acceptance letter to attend an accredited university or college.
- The institution in which the applicant is enrolled or attending must be one that is accredited and recognized by the highest educational authorities in the applicant’s country.
- Applicants must be able to provide a valid identification card, document containing an identification number, or other legitimate documentation proving attendance at claimed academic institution.
- Winners can only be awarded the Runnerclick scholarship once.
- Applicants are only allowed one (1) submission per year. If an applicant is discovered applying more than once, all applications and essays by that person will be disqualified.
- We will thoroughly check the information of each award recipient. Any falsification of submitted information, including plagiarism in the applicant’s essay will completely disqualify that person from the scholarship program.
- The winner of each scholarship is decided by Runnerclick. All decisions are final, and will be subject to appeal or contest.
- This scholarship program is open to eligible applicants worldwide, assuming that all requirements are met. Our intended reach to help others succeed is global
Questions, Feedback, Clarification
For any questions, comments or concerns regarding this scholarship program, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can forward any of your inquiries to [email protected]
This Scholarship is managed by
Gringo Group ApS
16 Valby Langgade, 2 sal 306
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When Will Sports Play a Significant Role in College Admissions?
Even when sports are not the single determining factor in your college admissions, they can still play a significant role in your college acceptance. In order for sports to be significantly weighed on your college applications, a few factors will need to be considered.
First, you will still need to be a top athlete, often at the state or even national level. While you may not need to be the single top-ranked player in your sport, you will need to be competitive at the highest levels in order for sports to play a significant role in your college admissions decisions.
Next, you need to be interested in attending schools that are actively seeking athletes in your sport. Sometimes, a school is in the position of actively trying to build a stronger football or golf team. If you are a highly competitive and successful football player or golfer, these skills might be considered particularly important to your college admissions.
Finally, you will generally need to be at least minimally qualified to attend the school academically. This means that while your test scores and grades don’t necessarily have to be in the top 50% of admitted students, they shouldn’t be ridiculously below the school’s average either. Schools will often be willing to give you some leeway, but they won’t completely bend the rules to accommodate you.
When Will Sports Be An Advantage on My College Application?
Even if sports don’t play a significant role on your college applications, they may still work to your advantage. Ultimately, participation in sports will be an advantage similar to any other extracurricular activity on your application.
If you participate regularly in sports over a prolonged period of time, you’ll exemplify dedication, passion, and commitment. In addition, you may be able to build up to a leadership role or win other recognition in the form of coach’s awards or all-star team status. Any of these achievements is an advantage on your application the same way that any other extracurricular achievement can be.
In addition, sports can act like a hook the same way that other highly specialized skills and talents do. Hooks are essentially niche skills or characteristics that fulfill some type of institutional need during any particular application cycle. For example, if the very successful tennis team is graduating all of their top doubles teams, they may be more likely to look for tennis players during the next application cycle.
A hooked applicant isn’t given automatic preference for admissions, but if you are comparable to many other applicants and are otherwise completely qualified for admissions, you may have an edge over other qualified applicants who do not fill one of the institution’s specific needs at that time.
Playing sports is unlikely to be the single determining factor that gets you into college, but it’s not completely impossible. If you are a top athlete in your sport, competing at state and national levels, you might be recruited by Division I schools or even offered scholarships. These are the most likely circumstances in which playing sports can get you into college.
Of course, sports can play other, less significant roles in your college admissions as well. Often, the weight it is given varies, depending on how successful and competitive you’ve been and the priorities and needs of the specific colleges and universities to which you’re applying.
Even if athletics don’t get you into a college, they can still be an important factor in your college admissions. If you are otherwise qualified for a school and also are a highly successful athlete, your sports participation may be a determining factor that sets you apart from others. Finally, even if you are not a particularly standout athlete, if you participate consistently and set yourself apart through leadership or dedication, your participation will still play an advantageous role in your admission, much the same as any other extracurricular.
If you’re a high school athlete pondering how your participation in athletics will affect your college admissions, or you’re interested in learning more about how you can present your participation in the most favorable light possible, consider the benefits of the CollegeVine Near Peer Mentorship Program, which provides access to practical advice on topics from college admissions to career aspirations, all from successful college students.
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