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Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship (FRS) 

The Foundation for Rural Service offers an annual scholarship program to help further higher education among youth from rural communities. FRS awards one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America to help with their first year of higher education, whether that’s college, university, or a vocational-technical school.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • United States citizen
  • Sponsored by Pioneer Connect (bring completed application to Pioneer Connect office for signature)
  • Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school
  • Have at least at C grade point average (GPA 2.0)
  • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation

Application Instructions (see application link for more details):

  • Completed application form (2 copies)
  • Transcript (7 semesters, 2 copies)
  • 300-word essay (2 copies)
  • Educator’s statement (2 copies)
  • Letter of recommendation from community leader other than an educator (2 copies)
  • Pioneer General Manager or designated employee signature on application

Download Application

Must have all items on checklist completed to be considered.

Application must be postmarked to FRS no later than March 1, 2019.

Once completed, submit your application to:

Selection Committee
Foundation for Rural Service
4121 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22203-1801

Questions? Call Pioneer at 541-929-3135 or 1-888-929-1014.