2021-2022 WROF Premier Scholarship Application

Applications will OPEN Monday, March 1, 2021 and will be due at midnight on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Applications and letters of reference will ONLY be accepted electronically. 

The Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc. (WROF) is delighted to announce the 2021-2022 WROF Premier Scholarship! This is an award of $5,000 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.

The deadline to apply is midnight on March, 31, 2021

The Award Recipient will be notified on or around May 15, 2021.

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 and educational expenses of $2,500 per semester, for any post-high school experience in Wisconsin and will continue as long as a 2.5 GPA is maintained.


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.

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 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 will be considered by the Scholarship Committee. The Award Recipient will be notified on May 15, 2021.

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

2021-22 WROF Premier Scholarship Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Plans for Post-Secondary Education

    Please indicate which schools you are interested in, whether or not you have applied, and whether or not you were accepted.
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  • InstitutionApplied (Yes or No)Accepted (Yes or No) 
  • InstitutionApplied (Yes or No)Accepted (Yes or No) 
  • InstitutionApplied (Yes or No)Accepted (Yes or No) 
  • Please upload a digital or scanned version of your high school transcript.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload three letters of reference. You may also have your reference submit the letters through a link that is listed in the directions above.