WROF Premier Scholarship Application

The Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. (WROF) is delighted to announce the WROF Premier Scholarship! This is an award of up to $10,000 that will be presented to a Wisconsin high school senior pursuing a post-secondary education following graduation.

The recipient will be selected by an ad-hoc committee of the WROF, Inc. Upon selection, the recipient’s high school will also be eligible to apply for a $5,000 grant to be applied to a STEM or agricultural project benefiting all students in the high school.

The deadline to apply is midnight on February 28, 2020.

The Award Recipient will be notified on or around April 1, 2020.

Please note, there might be a delay in this decision due to COVID-19.

Scholarship Requirements:

The student recipient must be a high school senior at one of Wisconsin’s public or private schools, who has been living in rural Wisconsin for at least two years. “Rural” is defined as traditional rural areas and rural towns of 25,000 population or less. The award will support tuition only, up to $2,500 per semester, for any post-high school experience in Wisconsin and will continue as long as a 2.5 GPA is maintained.

Application Options

You have three options to complete this form. You may use this fillable PDF format, WROF-Premier-Scholarship-Application.PDF. This form allows you to save the document on your computer for completion. This provides the opportunity for you to come back and continue or edit the form at another time. This option also allows you to save the form for future reference or records. One alternative option is an online form. This must be completed at one time – changes will be saved on the back end of the website but you will not have the chance to come back with edits. Lastly, you may also download the PDF form, print it out and mail in your application.

How to Complete Each Option (Choose one.)

How to Apply via Fillable PDF Online:

  1. Download the PDF, WROF-Premier-Scholarship-Application.PDF
  2. Save the PDF to your computer.
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Click the button below to upload the form along with your high school transcript and any reference letters. All uploads must be in .doc or .pdf format.
  5. If your reference letters will be submitted by the reference, share this link with the reference and they will be able to upload the letters themselves.
  6. Once everything is uploaded, the committee will review your application.

How to Apply Online:

  1. Scroll to the form shown on the screen below.
  2. Fill out the information.
  3. Upload any reference letters along with your high school transcript.
  4. If your reference letters will be submitted by the reference, share this link with the reference and they will be able to upload the letters themselves. All uploads must be in .doc or .pdf format.
  5. Hit submit!
  6. Only applications that contain all three pieces – the application form, transcripts and references BY Midnight February 28, 2020 will be considered by the Scholarship Committee. The Award Recipient will be notified on or around April 1, 2020.

How to Apply via US Mail:

  1. Download this form, WROF-Premier-Scholarship-Application.PDF
  2. CLEARLY fill out the information – we must be able to read it.
  3. Mail the application form, 3 reference letters, and your high school transcript to WROF Premier Scholarship, PO Box 46522, Madison, WI 53744.
  4. If your reference letters will be submitted by the reference, share this link with the reference and they will be able to upload the letters themselves.
  5. Only applications that contain all three pieces – the application form, transcripts and references BY Midnight February 28, 2020 will be considered by the Scholarship Committee. The Award Recipient will be notified on or around April 1, 2020.

If you have any trouble or questions concerning your application, please email info@wrof.org or call 608-535-1057.