You Run This Town Foundation – Orange County

You Run This Town Foundation OC (YRTTF OC) is committed to develop the next generation of leaders by providing scholarships to outstanding scholars. YRTTF OC offers college and trade school scholarships in the amount of $1000 to qualified graduating high school seniors and eligible college students who will attend a community college, 4-year university, or trade school in the fall of 2022


For an application to be considered, ALL of the following required supporting documents must be submitted. Please read ALL instructions carefully as incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and/or an eligible college or trade school bound student who is currently working with one of YRTTF OC partnering agencies and has participated in ALL of YRTTF OC 2021/22 enrichment workshops.*
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Transcripts are required as proof of the student’s GPA.
  • Applicant must submit an essay closely following the requested prompt.
  • Applicant must provide ONE (1) letter of recommendation from educational professionals or other professionals (i.e. volunteer/extracurricular or job supervisor). Recommendations from family members will NOT be accepted.
  • Applicant must provide an updated Resume and/or Cover Letter.
  • Applicant must have completed a minimum of TEN (10) hours of volunteer hours (see attached form).
  • Applicant must provide letter of acceptance/admission/registration at College, University, Trade school or Vocational Institution.
  • Applicant are asked to write an essay (500-750 words) addressing ONE of the following topics/questions:
    • Discuss any obstacles you have overcome and how the experience will help you succeed in college and beyond.
    • Considering your volunteer experiences, what was it like to give back and what did you learn? How can these experiences help you in the future?
    • Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? What are your goals to one day Run This Town?
  • Applications must be received by the You Run This Town Foundation OC Chapter Scholarship Committee no later than Friday, March 18, 2022.
  • Your application can be submitted online by clicking the “Submit Application” button below. Please do not fill out the application until all required documents have been completed and are ready to be uploaded.

*Some workshops will be presented via YRTTF OC website depending on the site. Applicants can access the video workshops by obtaining the site specific username/password from your site administrator or by contacting


  • Applications may be filled out on YRTTF OC website at: Submit Application
  • The deadline for all complete applications is Friday, March 18, 2022.
  • The applications will be reviewed, and recipients will be selected by the YRTTF OC Scholarship Committee. Winners will be notified via email no later than Friday, April 1, 2022.
  • If an applicant is selected to receive a scholarship, he/she will be honored at an award ceremony in May 2022 (details to follow).
  • Upon receiving the school verification paperwork, YRTTF OC will mail funds directly to student’s college of attendance.
  • Please submit any questions to: