Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship

The Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run to San Juan Mountain High School seniors or to seniors from the region with a connection to the run. Additional scholarships are given to former recipients to continue their undergraduate education. Students must apply in writing and be interviewed to qualify.

Congratulations 2015 Scholarship Continuing Education Awardees:

  • Gerardo Acosta - $1500
  • William Custer - $1500
  • Drew Nelson - $1500

Download the announcement flyer and contributors' list for 2015: THANK YOU!

The scholarship was created in memory of Joel Zucker who died at the age of 44, two days after completing his third Hardrock Hundred run in July 1998. Joel loved Silverton and running in the mountains and was loved by all who knew him. He was an inspiration to many people who thought they could never run a hundred miles. Joel always managed to finish the race within the last 10 minutes of the 48-hour deadline.

Donations are Appreciated!

Money for this scholarship is raised entirely by donations received from Hardrock Hundred runners, volunteers and friends and family of Joel. Donations can be sent to Citizens State Bank, P.O. Box 6, Silverton, Colorado 81433 c/o Joel Zucker Memorial Fund.

We are happy to let you know that contributions to the Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship ARE tax-deductible. Our EIN is 47-1608016.

For more information and to request a scholarship application, please email

Joel Zucker plaque