FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWIN CITIES MARATHON, INC. OFFERS
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
$5,000 scholarships available to high school
cross-country and track runners
(Minneapolis, MN) –Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is seeking applicants for its
2008 college scholarship program. Two $5,000 scholarships are available
for one male and one female college-bound high school senior living in the
eleven county metro-area.
Recipients will be selected on academic achievements, community service,
running accomplishments (in either cross-country or track) as well as a
"According to recent studies, the average cost to attend a public college
or university is more than $6,000 per year," said Twin Cities Marathon,
Inc. executive director Virginia Brophy Achman. "We hope that this
scholarship helps offset a significant portion of education expenses
allowing student athletes more opportunity to continue to pursue their
passion for the sport of running."
The funds can be used to attend a public or private institution.
Applications are being accepted until March 1. Winners will be notified in
2007 winners were Alison Liewen from Minnetonka High School (currently
attending Harvard University) and Kyle Robert Peterson from Watertown-Mayer
High School (currently attending University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse).
For more information, and an application, visit