The Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program was created by the Minnesota distance running community to provide financial assistance to elite Minnesota distance runners who have completed their academic running career. The program provides grants of up to $2000 per recipient to assist qualified runners in reaching their full athletic potential.
The program is currently funded by contributions from Twin Cities In Motion, the Minnesota Distance Running Association and Grandma’s Marathon, Inc. TCM supports the Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program, as well as Team USA Minnesota and the USA Track & Field Distance Project, to foster the advancement of the sport and support aspiring athletes of high caliber.
MEADP grant winners for 2014 were Jonathan Peterson, Chris Rombough, Kelly Brinkman, Stephanie Price, and Elizabeth Yetzer. Read more about them here.
The Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program (MEADP) is accepting applications for its 2015 grants.
MEADP provides grants to promising Minnesota elite distance runners who have completed their academic running careers to assist them in reaching their full athletic potential. MEADP is funded by a collaboration of Grandma’s Marathon, Twin Cities in Motion and the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA).
In 2015, MEADP will provide grants in amounts up to $2,000 per recipient. The grants will be awarded equally to men and women. In selecting grant recipients, the MEADP committee focuses on the following criteria:
The athlete’s current state of athletic accomplishment
The athlete’s potential for further athletic accomplishment;
The extent to which a grant will assist the athlete in reaching his or her full athletic potential.
Applications are available by contacting Neil Franz at Neil@nfclaw.com. Completed forms are due on or before November 30, 2014.