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.

Thanks to the Coughlin Family Foundation and Skyline Chili, $2,500 scholarships 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.


The following is a list of requirements in order to be considered for the 2022 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 PDF file.
  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 2022 Flying Pig HS Scholarship

Click here to complete the 2022 High School Scholarship application.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

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 and will also receive a $100 Skyline Chili gift card!  All applicants will be notified by May 1. Scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the bursar office at the college or university of your choice.

As we continue our commitment to empower youth runners, we will have special opportunities for high school athletes during Flying Pig Marathon Weekend including group discounts for Flying Pig events and more! For more information on discounted registrations and other opportunities, please contact us at

Congratulations to our 2022 Flying Pig HS Scholarship Winners!

2021 High School Scholarship Winners

MALES: Zach Beneteau & Marion Pope

FEMALES: Rebecca Laux & Josie Selm

2020 High School Scholarship Winners

MALES: Cole Cassidy & Nate Grant

FEMALES: McKenzie Halpert & Grace Sunderman

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