Student Grant Fund

The Empire Runners Club of Sonoma County will award a minimum of two student grants in the amount of $500 each to graduating high school seniors in the year 2021, with additional grants being awarded as our funds permit and based on the number of applicants.

In the past 9 years Empire Runners has awarded $44,000 to a total of 65 graduating seniors.

To be eligible for one of these grants you must meet the following minimum requirements:


1.     Be a graduate of any Sonoma County senior high school in the year 2021.

2.     Have participated for a minimum of one season on a track and/or cross country team for a Sonoma County high school.

3.     Be planning to attend college and run on a track or cross country team or club team.

4.     Complete the application. (Use additional sheets as required)

5.     Submit one copy of your most recent high school transcripts with application.

6.     Submit two letters of recommendation, one each from a teacher and a coach.


Please complete the application and submit it with a 500-750 word essay describing your running experience and your college goals.

This year has been different. Feel free to write about the challenges of the past year, both academically and athletically. Be creative!

Applications should be mailed to ER Student Grant Fund, c/o Paul Berg, PO Box 829 Sebastopol CA 95473.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday April 30, 2021. If you have questions concerning this application, contact the

Student Grant Fund Committee at: or you may call Paul Berg (707-953-5575

Application 2021

The Empire Runners Club is an IRS Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations made to the Student Grant Fund may be tax deductible. Please check with your tax adviser.

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