Foundation for Rural Service will award $125,000 in scholarships
The deadline is approaching for the FRS Scholarship Program (March 1, 2019!). In 2019, FRS will be awarding a total of $125,000 in scholarships to students across rural America in honor of FRS 25th anniversary.
Good Neighbor Scholarship
The Good Neighbor Scholarship will be awarded as four $2,500 scholarships to students who demonstrate what it means to be a “good neighbor” through humanitarianism, inclusion and kindness to others. Additionally, they must have demonstrated the ability to think bigger than themselves by supporting others within their community. While the academic achievements of the selected students are important, this scholarship will focus almost exclusively on youth who are working to make a difference in their rural communities and who strive to help others. Thank you to Shirley Bloomfield and Don Patterson for sponsoring these scholarships through 2019.
Herbert and Isabel Bitz Memorial Scholarship
The Herbert and Isabel Bitz Memorial Scholarship was created by Mr. Don Bitz of Montana in honor of his parents, Herbert and Isabel. The awardees of the annual $5,000 scholarship must exhibit a good knowledge of and strong dedication to rural America. Ideally, in their application they will exhibit a desire to continue to contribute to the rural community as much as possible. The awardees must be from the Northwest Region of the NTCA membership.