2017 Scholarship Award:

Andrew Martinez – Hartnell College, University of Saint Frances

The Salinas Valley Elite Running Club is pleased to offer a scholarship for current Monterey County Community College athletes participating in Cross Country or Track and Field who will be transferring to a 4-year college or university. Two scholarship recipients, one male and one female, will be selected for their outstanding contributions to their teams and communities. Each recipient will receive a $500 scholarship award.

Please contact scholarship@salinasvalleyelite.com with any questions.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Compete in Cross Country or Track and Field for a Monterey County Community College
  • Have a minimum 2.7 Cumulative GPA
  • Be transferring to a 4-year college or university for the 2018-2019 school year
  • Please refer to the application to see the full list of eligibility requirements.

Key Dates

  • January 1, 2018 - Application opens
  • April 30, 2018 - Application deadline 
  • May 31, 2018 - Recommenders reference deadline
  • June, 2018 - Scholarships recipients selected

Past Recipients

2017 Scholarship Award: Jorge Sanchez – Hartnell College, University of Alaska Anchorage

For the first year of the Salinas Valley Elite Scholarship, Andrew Martinez and Jorge Sanchez were chosen for their dedication to their education, athletics, and community involvement. 

Andrew Martinez started his running career at Soledad High School before continuing at Hartnell College. He currently is continuing his education in Kinesiology and running cross-country and track at the University of Saint Frances. As a Boy Scout, Andrew participated in many service projects throughout his community as well as working and volunteering at the Soledad Recreation Center.

Jorge Sanchez ran through high school in Salinas at Everett Alvarez after starting in middle school. After attending and competing for Hartnell College, he has transferred to the University of Alaska Anchorage to continue perusing his educational and athletic goals. Through high school, Jorge interned for Building Healthy Communities in Salinas, where he was able assist with creating better opportunities for low income families in the area. Type your paragraph here.