Applications are now being accepted for the Howard County Striders' David Tripp Scholar/Athlete awards. These awards are expected to total $6,000 in 2015 and are merit (not need) based. Only Howard County residents, who are graduating seniors from a high school in Howard County, are eligible. The intention is to recognize both male and female winners, as well as runners-up, provided that there are deserving candidates. The criteria for consideration includes outstanding achievement in the classroom and as a runner in cross country, track and/or road races. Applications are available at striders.net and the deadline for receipt of applications is April 13. If you have questions, email email@example.com.