The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarships
The administrator of this scholarship program and has made 7 scholarship opportunities available for 1st year College or Vocational School student applicants. Applications will open on November 13, 2023 and will close on February 4, 2024. Click here for more information. All applications must be made through FRS starting on November 13: https://www.ntca.org/programs/
Should there be any questions or comments, we encourage you to contact the administrator of the program (FRS) directly: [email protected]
NGPF's annual PAYBACK Challenge scholarship contest is underway! Students have a chance to win a $2,500 Grand Prize for their educational pursuits while developing an understanding of what college life will be like. $50,000 in scholarships is available.
The challenge is based on NGPF’s Arcade Game, PAYBACK, which allows students to simulate financial decisions to get to and through college.
HOW TO ENTER
- Have your students play PAYBACK in class or at home
- Students write a 250-word essay OR create a 90-second video responding to the prompt
- Collect your students' responses and nominate ONE student entry for the Payback Challenge Scholarship.
Submissions are open now. Nominations are due October 16th, 2023.
(Applicants are advised to carefully review the entire contents of this page before beginning their applications)
The United States Senate Youth Program presents an outstanding opportunity for our best and brightest high school juniors and seniors. Leadership, academic achievement, clear speech and logical thought process, and community involvement are the desired qualities for this scholarship opportunity, provided by the Hearst Foundation. A VPA Selection Committee reads and ranks all applications submitted, sets up interviews with the top six candidates, and selects the two delegates and two alternates who will represent Vermont.
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.
The 61st annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week is being planned to be held in person in Washington, D.C. on March 2-9, 2024. Application processes are underway and the national deadline for all states to submit their delegate selections is December 1, 2023. The program may be held online pending public health guidance and status of large group access to the government venues traditionally visited. If held in person, all delegates will be required to be fully vaccinated to attend.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply. Students must attend the program to receive the scholarship. Regardless of platform, all confirmed student delegates will partake in a comprehensive, interactive leadership program in the stated timeframe, and each will receive the $10,000 college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate. To apply, please contact your state selection contact.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply. A final decision regarding the in-person program will be determined in the fall of 2022, with adequate time for students to complete the full vaccination series prior to travel. If held online, vaccination status will not be required. Students must attend the program to receive the scholarship. Regardless of platform, all student delegates will partake in a comprehensive, interactive leadership program in the stated timeframe, and each will receive the $10,000 college scholarship in the name of the United States Senate.
A change for 2024: We will accept JROTC students who hold officer-level leadership positions within their cadet corps for the entire academic year as qualified to apply to the USSYP. These leadership positions, often called Cadet Corps Commanders, will be allowed as qualifying leadership positions for USSYP. Serving as a general JROTC cadet alone will NOT qualify. Please check with this and ALL leadership positions under 1(e), that you verify the year-round, officer-level high level of responsibility and public service component for each position prior to submitting your delegates.
Transcripts and Principal Recommendation Letters: If your school prefers, transcripts and recommendation letters may be sent to the VPA directly.
E-mail: To Mallori Longevin [email protected]
Mailed: VPA, 2 Prospect St. Suite 3, Montpelier, VT 05602. Faxed: 802-229-4801
Deadline: December 1, 2023