Nancy Sellars

Nancy Sellars

Nancy Sellars Memorial Scholarship Fund

Nancy Sellars was a familiar face in the Midwest’s endurance community. She competed in numerous triathlons (including four Ironman races), ultraruns (five 50K races and three 50-milers), XC ski events (five Birkebeiners) and century bike rides. She was also an avid volunteer, serving as merchandise captain for Milwaukee’s Lakefront Marathon for a number of years.

Just two weeks after finishing Race Across America with Team Badger Bikers in 2008, Nancy was killed by a drunk driver while out on an evening bike ride. She was 48.

Nancy touched the lives of many through her athletic activities, work and volunteer efforts. She was a radiant soul with a wonderful sense of community.

To keep Nancy’s memory and spirit alive, InStep Physical Therapy & Running Center has created the Nancy Sellars Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship will be awarded to local high school seniors who are involved in the “silent sports”, such as cycling, running, nordic skiing, triathlon, mountain biking, paddle sports and the like.

How to Help


To donate to the Nancy Sellars Memorial Scholarship, click on the Donate button below. 100% of the donations will be utilized to fund the Nancy Sellars Memorial Scholarships.

Participate in the Race

The Bear Trax and Brownie Shuffle was started in 2009 as a way to honor our dear friend, Nancy Sellars. The race brings people to the trails she loved at Lapham Peak, but also raises money for the Memorial Fund.

Apply for a Scholarship

Application Requirements

To apply for the Nancy Sellars Memorial Scholarship, you must be a high school senior and reside in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, i.e., Milwaukee, Waukesha and surrounding counties.

How To Apply

Applicants do not have to be on a high school team to apply, but should show a passion for one or more of the silent sports, strong academic prowess, and personify a spirit of community.

To apply, tell us in 500 words or less, how this applies to you.

Application deadline for the next award is May 16, 2019

Submit your application via regular mail to:

Nancy Sellars Memorial Scholarship
c/o InStep – Delafield
615 Genessee St
Delafield, WI 53018

You must include your contact info, including a phone number and email address.

Scholarship award winners will be notified by June 3, 2019.