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Pensacola Marathon / Warriors Challenge to Award $5,000 in Scholarships

Five $1,000 Scholarships for Military Dependents

Pensacola Sports and the Pensacola Marathon is pleased to announce a partnership with the Warrior Challenge in which up to $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors or those looking to continue their education. In total, up to five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the Warrior Challenge Scholarship. The criteria to apply is the student must be able to prove college/certified trade school enrollment, proof of military family affiliation (active, retired, veteran), 3.0 GPA or higher, and have at least 100 hours in community service and volunteering.

Applicants can apply online by visiting http://pensacolasports.org/warriorchallengescholarship/. Applicants must be from Escambia, Santa Rosa, or Okaloosa Counties, FL.

The Warrior Challenge is a group of current and former Army Rangers who raised funds for their participation and completion of the 2015 Pensacola Marathon Presented by Publix. Additionally, all event participants could donate to the cause during their registration process. This is the fourth year the Warrior Challenge group has partnered with the Pensacola Marathon to raise funds.

Brad King, founder of the Warrior Challenge and former Army Ranger, “We are thrilled to partner with Pensacola Sports to have the opportunity to award these scholarships to deserving individuals. Giving back and helping others is an important aspect of the Army Ranger life and culture. This is just a small way for us help someone who may need some assistance to extend their education.”

The application period ends May 31. The winning individuals will be notified by June 13.

“The Warrior Challenge group should be commended for their efforts for wanting to give back and make a difference,” said Pensacola Sports Executive Director Ray Palmer. “They came to us with the idea several years ago and they have taken off with it and grown it. I’m glad we can use our event, the Pensacola Marathon, to help with their cause.”

For more information and questions regarding the Warrior Challenge Scholarship, contact Brad King at bradwick.king@yahoo.com.