This scholarship fund was created through the contributions of many donors, to perpetuate the memory of an outstanding young boy who lived life to the fullest with no regrets. Because Forrest's life here on earth had such a profound impact we wanted to celebrate his life and honor his memory in a permanent fashion. Forrest Goetsch Charities, a 501 (c)(3), is dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement in our communities by youth and/or organizations who have helped others through difficult times, or who have personally overcome challenges in their lives.
We ask that all graduating seniors that participated in Cross Country and intend to further their education be considered for this scholarship by the Cross Country Coach and the Athletic Director. To be considered, this nomination form must be completed in full by the Cross Country Coach. Please type or print in ink. Each nominee will receive a $500.00 scholarship with one male and female from the greater Wausau area being named as the Wausau area’s outstanding high school senior Cross Country runner. Those individuals will receive a $2,000.00 scholarship.
The cross country coach and the nominee are asked to answer the following questions (outlined by number) on separate sheets of paper to be submitted with this nomination form. The answers should demonstrate that the student is a positive role model, displaying the characteristics of perseverance, dedication, determination, motivation, and leadership. These are the criteria for selection of the Outstanding Cross Country Runner of the Greater Wausau Area.
1. What has nominee achieved in Cross Country that is outstanding?
2. What recognition for achievement has nominee received from peers or coaches?
3. How has the nominee been a positive role model, displaying the characteristics of perseverance, dedication,
determination, motivation, and leadership?
4. Provide a list of activities they have participated in, either in school or outside of school (and the years involved),
including any extra-curricular activities, community programs, or work experience during this past year. Offices or
positions held, as well as any honors received should be indicated.
Forrest Goetsch Charities a 501(C)(3) reserves the right to request additional information or documentation from the nominee if necessary.
Annual Deadline: April 6th
Award Ceremony: June 16th
All awards and recognition will be presented at the Forrest’s Run Awards Ceremony.
We strongly encourage all recipients to be present at the awards ceremony.
A Board Member of Forrest Goetsch Charities will contact the recipients before the ceremony.