About the Scholarship

Each year the Equalizers Running Club awards a male and female scholarship to Orange County high school seniors.  Applicants must have participated in at least one season on their high school track or cross country team or be a past competitor in the Orange Park Acres 4th of July 5K race or 10K Epic Challenge. They must also submit a short essay on “What does 4th of July mean to you.” This year’s Scholarship recipients are both are high-achieving college-bound seniors with GPA’s well above 4.0.


Scholarship application submittals for the 2019-2020 Equalizers Running Club 501(c)(3) Scholarship begins in October. Please view and complete this interactive form as well as the mandatory essay on "What does 4th of July" mean to you? 
The completed application should be scanned and emailed, or mailed in as follows:
Email: Scholarship@equalizersrunningclub.org
Mail:  Equalizers Running Club Scholarship
          825 S. Fee Ana St.
          Placentia, CA 92870

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Hanna Hall  graduated from Foothill High School this spring as an International Baccalaureate Diploma student. Hanna ran varsity Cross-Country and Track all four years and served as team captain.  She joined the Equalizers Running Club and in fourth grade, then moved on to the Equalizers Track Club, and has been running competitively ever since. She considers distance running as her life-long passion, where she can train with amazing teammates, strengthen her endurance in tough situations, and be a mentor to younger runners. In addition to running, she was actively involved and held leadership positions in Girl Scouts, CSF, NHS, and Club Soar, a club on campus that gives back to those less fortunate in our community. Hannah will be attending Northwestern University in the fall, majoring in Journalism and running on their women’s Big Ten Cross-Country and Track team. She is excited to continue growing her running abilities, making friends from around the world, and exploring how she can pursue a career in journalism to tell important stories of our time. 


Jacob Aspling has been a cross country runner for over ten years. He started running with the Equalizers Track Club at the age of 8. His hobbies include hiking and backpacking, and he is an avid traveler. He attended Villa Park High School, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Jacob participated on the VP Cross Country team for four years. He is planning on attending Colorado Christian University where he will major in Global Studies with a minor in Political Science. Jacob also plans to continue running on the many trails that Colorado has to offer, as the high altitude will be an exciting new challenge.