Student Advocacy Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:

High school seniors who have implemented new programs or projects, expanded existing programs, or have otherwise made a lasting impact on their rural schools and communities are encouraged to apply. 

CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION:

The scholarship committee has recommended the general criteria to include:

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Scope and impact of local advocacy
  • Local activities, including local community service work, and leadership roles
  • Local honors/awards
  • Financial Need

Application Requirements:

Students classified as seniors in high school (graduation eligible) qualify as scholarship recipients.  

Only students from CRSA member school districts are eligible to apply.  There is no limit on the number of scholarship applications that an individual member school district may submit.  

Completed Application Form:

An essay (500 word limit) or video (2 minute limit) describing the applicant’s local advocacy and impact.  

Applicants must also provide two personal recommendations. These recommendations should include comments on the following:

  • Leadership ability
  • Local engagement and impact

The most recent copy of your high school transcript is required with the application. 

Proof of acceptance to a college or university, certificate program or military.

SCREENING PROCEDURES:

The Rural Alliance will contact member school districts notifying them of scholarship opportunities.  The applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee, which is responsible for naming scholarship recipients.

SCHOLARSHIP – IMPORTANT DATES:

Notification to CRSA Member School Districts  1/29/2024

Application is Closed for 2024

ANTICIPATED Award Announcement 4/30/2024

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2023 RECIPIENTS

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