WCRC Scholarship

The 2019 WCRC Scholarship application process has concluded.

Past WCRC Scholarship Recipients

Claire Mobed, West Chester East High School
Joseph Chamoun, Downingtown STEM Academy
Rachel Hyzny, Kennett High School

Claire Dawyot of Kennett High School
Lucy Merrill of Henderson High School


Elizabeth Edwards of Unionville High School
Lili Ladner of The Westtown School


Connor McSwain of Henderson High School
Kacie Breeding of Unionville High School

Eric Diestelow of West Chester East High School
Olivia Young of Unionville High School
Madison Matarozzo of Owen J. Roberts High School

About the WCRC Scholarship

The West Chester Running Club (WCRC) awards a scholarship for students graduating from Chester County high schools.

In 2019, the West Chester Running Club (WCRC) is very pleased to announce that Rachel Hyzny of Kennett High School, Joseph Chamoun of Downingtown STEM, and Claire Mobed of West Chester East have been selected winners of the WCRC Scholarship Award.


Rachel, Joseph, and Claire have outstanding credentials with respect to academic achievements, dedication to running, and sense of community service.  We are proud to award these three young scholar athletes $1,000 each to further their college educations.

We will be presenting the awards to Rachel, Joseph, and Claire at our Kid’s Day at the Races on Friday, June 14th at 7PM on the grounds of Oakbourne Park.  Please consider stopping by for the event, volunteering, or just supporting the runners and our three scholarship winners.

Each of us in the WCRC should take pride in the legacy that has grown around our annual WCRC Scholarship Award. Beginning with the four $250 scholarships that we awarded in 2002, we have, to date, provided almost $40,000 in scholarships to deserving Chester County high school student athletes.

The process around our Scholarship program never stops. We are always interested in ideas that our Club members have for Scholarship Award fund raising or for enhancing our candidate selection process. If you have questions about the Scholarship Awards, would like to know how you can help, or are interested in contributing to our Scholarship Award endowment, please contact Ann Tierney or Dan Holland.

Eligibility Rules:

The student:

  • has been accepted at an accredited two or four year college or university.
  • has been a member of their high school’s cross country and/or track and field teams in grades 11 and 12.
  • has demonstrated academic excellence, athletic excellence and leadership qualities.
  • is a graduating high school senior from a Chester County, PA public or private school.

Selection will be made by the WCRC Scholarship Committee. The recipient(s) will be notified in late May and the scholarship will be awarded in June.


  • Applications should be printed out and returned via US mail to: West Chester Running Club Scholarship, c/o Ann Tierney, 501 East Lafayette Drive, West Chester, PA 19382.
  • Include official transcripts, including 12th grade course work/grades and 2 letters of recommendation from supervising adults, which may include your principal, vice-principal, teacher, coach, employer, or religious leader.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 1, 2019 TO BE CONSIDERED. No materials will be returned and please be certain that the application is complete. Please email Ann Tierney (annmtierney@yahoo.com) if you have specific questions about the scholarship or this application.