Bruce Yang Memorial Scholarship

The Rockland Road Runners will award $1,500 scholarships to one male and one female high school senior who is graduating in June 2021. To be eligible, students must:

  • Participate for their school’s track and/or cross country teams;
  • Reside in and attend a Rockland County high school, or have a current Rockland Road Runners membership;
  • Volunteered at a RRR event OR for a community event in the past 4 years;
  • Excel academically;
  • Plan to attend college;
  • Demonstrate strong character and leadership qualities.

Scholarships will be granted in June 2021.

Each scholarship will be in the amount of at least $1,500, and the grants will be awarded in early June 2020, when the students will be finishing their senior year. One male and one female student will be chosen. Additional, smaller awards will be granted to other deserving students. Number and amount of these awards will be determined by the funds raised for the calendar year.

Applicants will be invited to an interview session during which we can evaluate the student’s character and assess their qualifications for the award. They will also be asked to compose a written essay responding to questions from our committee. We will also require a letter of recommendation from a non-relative adult who interacts regularly with the student, such as a guidance counselor, teacher, coach or other authority figure.

2021 Interview Date: TBD

The more races that students volunteer for, the greater their chances of securing the scholarship. Community service letters are also available to any student who volunteers at a race. Rockland Road Runners will make the final decision on the applicants in June 2021, and winners will be notified immediately thereafter. Applications can be downloaded below, or mailed to you on request.

The deadline for applying is May 15, 2021.

For further information, contact our committee chairs at scholarship@rocklandroadrunners.org.

Download 2021 application

2020 Recipients

Alex Chamak

2020 Male Winner
Clarkstown High School North
Attending: SUNY Oneonta

Congratulations to Alex for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Alex was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2020.

Deirdre Young

2020 Female Winner
Suffern High School
Attending: Binghamton University

Congratulations to Deirdre for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Deirdre was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2020.

2019 Recipients

Patrick McCann

2019 Male Winner
Pearl River High School
Attending: University at Buffalo

Congratulations to Patrick for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Patrick was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2019.

Gina Ruotolo

2019 Female Winner
Clarkstown High School South
Attending: Marist College

Congratulations to Gina for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Gina was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2019.

2018 Recipients

Ryan Marvin

Ryan Marvin

2018 Male Winner
Clarkstown High School North
Attending: Binghamton University

Congratulations to Ryan for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Ryan was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2018.

Sharyn Gerber

Sharyn Gerber

2018 Female Winner
North Rockland High School
Attending: Binghamton University

Congratulations to Sharyn for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Sharyn was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2018.

2017 Recipients

Dylan Serino

Dylan Serino

2017 Male Winner
North Rockland High School
Attending: Fordham University

Congratulations to Dylan for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Dylan was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2017.

Rachel Ludwikowski

Rachel Ludwikowski

2017 Female Winner
Suffern High School
Attending: Dartmouth College

Congratulations to Rachel for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Rachel was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2017.

2016 Recipients

Patrick Hennelly

Patrick Hennelly

2016 Male Winner
Suffern High School
Attending: Manhattan College

Congratulations to Patrick for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Patrick was awarded a $2,000 scholarship in June 2016.

Skylar Gill

Skylar Gill

2016 Female Winner
Nyack High School
Attending: Hunter College

Congratulations to Skylar for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Skylar was awarded a $2,000 scholarship in June 2016.

2015 Recipients

Daniel Diaz

Daniel Diaz

2015 Male Winner
Clarkstown High School North
Attending: State University of New York at Binghamton

Congratulations to Daniel for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Daniel was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2015.

Kaitlyn Lavan

Kaitlyn Lavan

2015 Female Winner
Pearl River High School
Attending: Fordham University

Congratulations to Kaitlyn for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Kaitlyn was awarded a $1,500 scholarship in June 2015.

2014 Recipients

Adam Klein

Adam Klein

2014 Male Winner
Clarkstown High School South
Attending: State University of New York at Oneonta

Congratulations to Adam for a successful high school career and excelling in his community! Adam was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in June 2014.

Cecile Garfunkel

Cecile Garfunkel

2014 Female Winner
Nyack High School
Attending: Virginia Commonwealth University

Congratulations to Cecile for a successful high school career and excelling in her community! Cecile was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in June 2014.