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2022 Scholarship Application - DEADLINE PASSED

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Redefining Rural Student Advocacy Scholarship

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM. – March 1, 2022

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Rural students across the state are doing incredible work and demonstrating incredible leadership to address and advance important issues in their local communities. This scholarship exists to provide these students with the opportunity to continue their leadership and advocacy efforts through their post-secondary education. 


The Redefining Rural Advocacy Scholarship Fund will achieve the following: 

  • Recognize rural student advocacy and leadership
  • Inspire students across the state and nation by modeling rural student local leadership and advocacy work 
  • Create a resource bank for rural students seeking to impact their local communities through advocacy and leadership efforts 

Award Amount: 

Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 per year up to four year for each year of enrollment in a post-secondary institution or vocational training program. Proof of continued enrollment and qualifying transcripts are required prior to disbursement. 

Application Criteria and Requirements: 

Only graduation-eligible, senior high school level students from Colorado Rural Schools Alliance member school districts are eligible to apply.  There is no limit on the number of scholarhip applications that a member district may submit.

Submissions must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • An essay (no more 500 words) describing the following:
    • evidence of demonstrated leadership qualities
    • scope and impact of local advocacy efforts and activities (including but no limited to local community service work and leadership roles)
    • Honors and awards received
  • Demonstration of financial need 
  • Two personal recommendations 
  • Copy of local high school transcripts 
  • Proof of acceptance to a college or university, certicate program, or military 

Screening Procedures:

The Colorado Schools Rural Alliance will contact member school districts notifying them of scholarship opportunities. The applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee responsible for selecting recipients.

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 American Fidelity Insurance

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