Scholarship Program

2022 Scholarship Application

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Utica Roadrunners Scholarship is May 6, 2022. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to complete the application online using the google form. However, the application can also be
printed for submission using this form.

The Utica Roadrunners have as our primary mission the promotion of family health and fitness through running. Each year, we sponsor a number of events to help raise money for collegiate scholarships for outstanding graduating student-athletes in our community. We are pleased to announce that this tradition will continue in 2022 with the Paul Ohlbaum and Howard Rubin Scholarships to the outstanding male and female applicants.

Minimum qualifications the Scholarship Board will consider include the applicant’s running achievements, academic achievements and extracurricular activities. The $500 scholarships are a one-time award to be used for tuition, fees, or residential costs at an accredited college or university. Runners who have received a full ride scholarship are not eligible for this scholarship.

All applications must be received AND COMPLETE by Friday, May 6, 2022, to be considered! Incomplete applications missing any required documents will not be considered.

No materials will be returned. Please be certain the application is completed by the applicant.

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners!

Jade Dening - Remsen Central School
Maykayla Chambers - Adirondack Central High School
Hannah Ielfield - South Lewis Central School
David LaMore -  Whitesboro High School
Maddox Aramini - Cherry Valley-Springfield


The student-athlete must meet these standards:

  • Has been an active member of their high school’s cross country and/or track teams in grades 11 and 12. The applicant should include career bests, athletic achievements, and athletic awards received. Feel free to discuss how COVID-19 affected your team participation.
  • Has demonstrated academic excellence. The applicant should include academic awards, class rank, and possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 system.
  • Has demonstrated community involvement and leadership qualities. The applicant should specify any non-athletic activities/clubs/organizations that benefit others.
  • Has been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college.

Selection will be made based off an anonymous point scale by the Scholarship Board. The Scholarship Board will be comprised of members of the Utica Roadrunners Board.


  • All applications should be printed out and submitted to the Utica Roadrunners by May 6, 2022. Winners will be notified in June 2022 and the scholarships will be awarded on a date to be determined
  • Include current official transcript for grade 12.
  • Include 2 letters of recommendation from supervising adults (coach, principal, teacher, employer, religious leader).
  • Include one essay (500 words or less) describing your education and career goals, why running is important to you, and why you feel you are deserving of the Utica Roadrunners Scholarship Award.
  • Supporting documents (transcript and Letters of Recommendation) can be submitted via email to:
    Andrew Rubino
    Scholarship Committee Chair