Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation expands scholarship program

The Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation’s Premier Scholarship Awards Program is adding five awards to be presented to the top qualifying runners-up, according to a news release. Together with the Premier Scholarship Award, this is a total investment of $13,000 in students from rural Wisconsin by the WROF.

The WROF Premier Scholarship Award Program will be presented to six high school seniors who have lived in rural Wisconsin for at least two years, are each attending a public or private school in Wisconsin, are pursuing post-secondary education, and have plans to return to rural Wisconsin upon graduation. “Rural” is defined as traditional rural areas and rural towns with a population of 25,000 or fewer.

An award of $5,000 will be presented to the selected Premier Scholar. Two awards, each $2,500, will be presented to the top two runners-up for the Premier Scholarship. Three awards, each $1,000, will be presented to the next three runners-up for the Premier Scholarship.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Wednesday, March 1. Only online application form submissions will be accepted; they can be found on WROF’s website here: https://www.wrof.org/scholarships/wrof-premier-scholarship-application. The awards will support tuition only, with up to half the total award amount awarded per semester, for any post-high school experience in Wisconsin if a 2.5 GPA is maintained.