The WROF, Inc. is offering a new Premier Scholarship of up to $10,000 to a Wisconsin High School Senior! For more info and to apply, click here.


The WROF, Inc Board to Announce


Awards in January, 2020

Each year the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors selects from educational institutions and organizations from across the State as recipients of their annual awards. Some schools, like UW-Platteville, UW-Madison and UW-River Falls have received scholarship awards for over 50 years totaling over $250,000.

This year the WROF, Inc Board will be launching a new program with the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation in support of the Cornerstone Dairy School. In this way the WROF can invest into the education of the State’s current Dairy Farmers who are facing some challenging times.

In addition to scholarships, the WROF provides loans for students in the UW Veterinary School, the WARM program and others. These loans are partially forgiven if the student remains in Wisconsin to practice post graduation.

The 2020-2021 program will be announced in January 2020 when all the schools selected will be notified of the awards. The schools and programs select the recipients for the awards using the criteria established by the WROF.

If you believe you have an educational program that fosters vitality in rural Wisconsin through educational opportunities, contact Marcy Heim, Executive Diretor, to be considered for funding. She may be contacted at 608-772-6777 or

Making a Positive Impact on Wisconsin’s Rural Enterprise

Since 1934, the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. has fostered the vitality of rural Wisconsin. The WROF, Inc. invests in the education of people from rural Wisconsin so they, in turn, can transform and improve the economic health and quality of life in their rural areas.

As a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, it has made a tangible, positive impact on Wisconsin’s rural enterprise. More than 6000 individuals have been empowered with over $6.2 million in scholarships and grants in agricultural and rural health care education in over 30 different Wisconsin educational institutions and programs.

To learn more about the WROF, Inc., please read about our history.