Flying Pig High School Scholarship

About the Flying Pig Marathon Scholarship

The Flying Pig Marathon is committed to inspiring a passion for health and wellness in the youth of Greater Cincinnati. Beyond that, we realize the importance of education and community service. These basic principles have encouraged us to create a scholarship for high school students in the Greater Cincinnati area who are pursuing post secondary education.

A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to two male and two female high school students who are members of their high school’s cross country or track & field team. They must exemplify our mission of giving back to the community while also showcasing a passion for running. The core values we will be looking for in an applicant are dedication, teamwork, and service to their school and community. If you are a high school student of this caliber, then we encourage you to apply.

Congratulations to our 2020 Flying Pig HS Scholarship Winners!



2019 High School Scholarship Winners

MALES: Joseph Curtsinger & Benjamin Lindblad

FEMALES: Amal Masto & Katerina Lambert

2018 High School Scholarship Winners

MALES: Micah Fields & Benjamin Spratt

FEMALES: Alexandra Hausfeld & Erica Langan

In 2018, thanks to the generous support of the Coughlin Family Foundation, the Flying Pig Marathon increased the number of high school scholarships it awards each spring from two to four and increased the scholarship money awarded from $1,500 each to $2,500 each.

The scholarships, funded by the Flying Pig Marathon and Skyline Chili, will be awarded annually to two male and two female high school students who are members of their high school’s cross country or track and field teams. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior, have at least a 2.7 GPA, submit a recommendation letter and be a student in a Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky school.


The following is a list of requirements in order to be considered for the 2020 scholarship. Your application will not be considered if it is found that all requirements are not met.

  1. Must be enrolled as a high school junior or senior
  2. Must participate on a high school Cross Country or Track & Field team
  3. Must have at least a cumulative 2.7 GPA
  4. Must submit 1 recommendation letter
    • This must be from a school staff member including a teacher, coach, principal, athletic director or counselor
    • All recommendations must be sent via email to
  5. Must submit an essay response via email to in a Word document or similar format.
  6. You must be enrolled and attend high school in the Greater Cincinnati area. Students from only the following counties are eligible to receive this scholarship:
    • Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren
    • Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton
    • Indiana: Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland, Union

Apply for the 2020 Flying Pig HS Scholarship

The application for the 2020 Flying Pig High School Scholarship is now closed. Check back in January 2021 for updated information regarding the 2021 Flying Pig High School Scholarship.

Deadline: April 1, 2020

A separate reference letter and essay must also be submitted via email to by that date.

Winners of the Flying Pig High School Scholarship will be announced during Flying Pig Weekend, May 1-3, 2020 and will also receive a $100 Skyline Chili gift card!  All applicants will be notified before this date. Scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the bursar office at the college or university of your choice.

All qualified applicants will have the option to redeem one comped entry into the 2020 Flying Pig 5K, to be used by the applicant only. Other High School runners/walkers are also encouraged to participate in the Flying Pig 5K event with the applicant and may qualify for discounted pricing. For more information on discounted 5K registrations, please contact us at