Each year, the Striders award three cross country athletes a one-time scholarship simply by completing an application and writing an essay on how running has played a role in their accomplishments. The 2010 Capital Striders Scholarship winners have been announced:
Learie Jones, Des Moines East High School Dawn Gildersleeve, North Polk High School John Freude, Des Moines Roosevelt High School
All three seniors lettered in cross country and demonstrated the highest scholastic aptitude. They were recommended by both their coach and their high school counselor.