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 Bob and Jeanne Coughlin Foundation and Skyline Chili, $20,000 scholarships ($5,000/year) will be awarded to 12 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’ll 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 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 senior
  2. Must participate on a high school Cross Country or Track & Field team
  3. Must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  4. Must submit 1 recommendation letter
    • This must be from a school staff member including a teacher, coach, principal, athletic director or community leader
  5. Must submit an essay response at the application link below
  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 2024 Flying Pig HS Scholarship

Applications for the 2024 scholarship are closed.


Flying Pig Community Scholarship winners will be announced in April and an award ceremony will be held with more information to follow. All winners will also receive an $100 Skyline Chili gift card! 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 scholarships@flyingpigmarathon.com.

Community Scholars Breakfast

Join us in celebrating YOU by attending the Flying Pig Community Scholars Breakfast on Wednesday, April 10! We will honor 12 student athletes from the Tri-State and award $20,000 scholarships for their commitment to community and the sport of running. Register below.

Community Scholars Breakfast Registration

Past Recipients

MALES: Keene "Aiden" Bryant, Ben Johnson, Liam Lakhia, Isaac Schachleiter, & Bennett Turan

FEMALES: Lavinia Gryzymajlo, Grace McKay, Brooklyn Pickers, Madison Rahschulte, & Kate Stiens

MALES: Tyler Twehues & Isaac Cross 

FEMALES: Renae Kopser & Joyeuse Muhorakeye 

MALES: Zach Beneteau & Marion Pope 

FEMALES: Rebecca Laux & Josie Selm 

MALES: Cole Cassidy & Nate Grant 

FEMALES: McKenzie Halpert & Grace Sunderman 

MALES: Joseph Curtsinger & Benjamin Lindblad 

FEMALES: Amal Masto & Katerina Lambert 

MALES: Micah Fields & Benjamin Spratt 

FEMALES: Alexandra Hausfeld & Erica Langan