The Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) has created two scholarship programs to help high school senior and college student runners advance their education. Available scholarships are the John Robbins Memorial Spirit of Volunteering Scholarship and the Victor Ian Culp Scholarship. Please read the description of each scholarship below for more information and instructions on how to apply.


John Robbins Memorial Spirit of Volunteering  Scholarship

John Robbins was the first President of the Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) and a driving force behind the Coldwell Banker Grand Prix Race Series. He was also one of the first people in the world to receive a liver transplant and was the first donor recipient to run a marathon.
A history professor, Buddhist Monk, author, and community activist, John was devoted to volunteer work. This scholarship is awarded in his memory and spirit.

Eligibility Requirements
1. Must be a FARC member
2. Must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled as a college undergraduate in good academic standing
3. Must attend college in the fall of 2021
4. Must be an active volunteer in school, college, and/or the community (all volunteer activities considered)


This $750 scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s volunteer work and essay on volunteerism. The essay should describe how volunteering has changed their view of themselves and the world around them. Although volunteer work for FARC will be considered, the scholarship is for all volunteer activities. Applicants do not necessarily need to be a member of a high school or college cross country or track team. Only information provided on this application will be used in the judges’ decision. All judges’ decisions are final and may not be appealed.

In addition to the essay, list volunteer activities and a brief description of each, beginning with the most recent. Please provide a contact person/reference and their email/phone number for each activity for confirmation purposes.

*Along with this form (link below), email both your essay and volunteer list to You must use Microsoft Word to create your documents and electronically submit them.

Complete applications are due May 01, 2021.

John Robbins Memorial Spirit of Volunteering


Victor Ian Culp Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements
1. Must be a FARC member
2. Must be a graduating high school senior
3. Must attend college in the fall of 2022
4. Must participate as an active member of high school track or cross country team during either the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 school year

The deadline for submission is Noon on April 15, 2022.

For more information on this $500 scholarship and to receive an application, please contact