BKVR Scholarship - application download here
Deadline June 30, 2021 Please note the extended deadline!
2016 Scholarship Winners
2015 Scholarship Winners

Each year the Batten Kill Valley Runners Club (BKVR) issues scholarships to deserving high school and college students with an interest in running.  The amount of these awards varies from year to year but may range from $250.00 to $5,000.00 depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the number of applicants.  The program is open to students within southern Vermont and southern Washington County, New York, with priority given to applicants who have been members of the BKVR for at least one year.  We encourage our members to apply!


Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Applications must be submitted in the spring of each year (watch the website for posted deadlines).
  • Applicants must be interested in running and must participate actively in the sport by participating on a school track or cross-country team or by being an active member of a running organization.
  • Applicants must be:
    • High School Seniors at schools located within the Batten Kill watershed who are planning to graduate in June and will be attending college in the fall
  • Applicants must complete the application form and must submit all required documents to the BKVR. Copies of the application form are also available by writing to BKVR, 823 County Route 61, Shushan, NY 12873.
  • Award winners receive their scholarship grants in early January of the following year once they complete the fall semester and submit a copy of their college transcript to the BKVR showing that they successfully completed an academic semester of college.
  • Applicants may reapply once they are in college.


Essays submitted by the winning applicants may be posted to the BKVR website.



* BKVR's club races include:  Shires of Vermont Marathon, Four on the Fourth, Moonlight in Vermont 4-Mile, Maple Leaf Half-Marathon and Kotler 5K, Wandering Witch Trail Races, and the Running of the Turkeys.