The Final Round: Richie's Spirit Foundation Announces Scholarship Finalists

Richie's Spirit Foundation's volunteer Scholarship Review Committee has selected the top 10 finalists from a pool of more than 2,600 applicants for the 2017 Significant Challenge College Scholarship. Judges will review the final candidates to award $3,500 in scholarships to three recipients. An announcement of the winners is expected in May.

Over the next few weeks, the Foundation will feature student profiles of the final candidates giving donors, supporters and volunteers an in depth look at these worthy individuals.

The purpose of the Richie's Spirit Foundation Scholarship Program is to honor Richie's memory by supporting the pursuit of higher education by candidates with a similar zest for life. Each applicant is asked to share a significant life challenge and how they have been able to overcome the major obstacle. While each individual story is different, many of these students share similar qualities to Richie - to live life with a positive spirit regardless of the adversities life may bring.

The Richie's Spirit Foundation Board of Directors would like to congratulate the top 10 finalists for their accomplishments and would also like to acknowledge all applicants for sharing their stories. Stay tuned for our finalist profiles!

2017 Significant Challenge College Scholarship Application Now Open

Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Richie's Spirit Foundation will begin to accept applications for its 2017 Significant Challenge College Scholarship Program.  The Foundation will award $3,500 to the top three applicants who demonstrate leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs and merits academic achievement.  Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2017.

The 2016 application cycle welcomed a record 2,500 applicants with winners receiving $3,500 in scholarships for their college education.  Please click here to learn more about our past recipients.  

The 2017 application is open to all graduating seniors who plan to attend vocational school, community college or a four-year university during the 2017-2018 school year.  For more information, please visit our College Scholarship Program page.


Richie's Spirit Foundation Named Official Charity Partner for 2016 Rock N' Roll Marathon Series

For the second year in a row, Richie's Spirit Foundation has been named an official charity partner of the Rock N' Roll Marathon Series.  This year, Team Richie will take on three cities,  Brooklyn, Dallas and Philadelphia, as members raise funds to promote organ donation.

Last year, five runners joined Team Richie for the Rock N' Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon.  Each runner took on 13.1 miles while raising funding and awareness for organ donation.  Together, the team exceeding their goal and raised more than $6,500 for RSF!

Team Richie invites runners 16 years of age and older to join at one or more of the events.  In exchanged for guaranteed entry, runners are asked to raise a minimum of $750.00.  Team Richie members will be provided with detailed training regimens, opportunities for training runs, and a post-race brunch. 

Sunday, September 18 - Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, October 8 - Brooklyn, NY

March 2017 - Dallas, TX

For more information, please contact Meghan Wood, Foundation Coordinator, at 917.301.5963 or  Spots are limited so do not wait!

A Record 2,500 Applications Received for 2016 College Scholarship Progra

A Record 2,500 Applications Received for 2016 College Scholarship Progra

The 2016 Richie's Spirit Foundation (RSF) Significant Challenge College Scholarship Program received a record 2,500 applications from high school seniors from across the country.  RSF will award three (3) grants totaling $3,500 recognizing first place ($2,000), runner-up ($1,000) and honorable mention ($500).  Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2016.