An organization that traces it’s roots in Wisconsin back to the Great Depression, is still supporting people that want to live in rural communities today.
Wisconsin’s Rural Opportunities Foundation (WROF) was originally formed in 1934 to “rehabilitate individuals and families as self-sustaining human beings by enabling them to secure subsistence and gainful employment from the soil.”
The core mission than was to enable the human spirit to accomplish dreams and goals in the agricultural enterprise and in small rural communities – remains today with “rehabilitation” more accurately defined as “education”.
Today, that support of education and encouragement to return to rural Wisconsin communities remains. WROF is providing lucrative scholarships, available until March 1st for high school seniors from rural Wisconsin demonstrating financial need. To apply for a scholarship from the WROF, Inc.’s Premier Scholarship Awards Program to receive post-secondary education if they have plans of returning to rural Wisconsin upon graduation. More information and the online application can be found at www.wrof.org.
Sue Schultz, a WROF board member, talks with Pam Jahnke about the organization and the quiet work it’s doing to keep rural Wisconsin vibrant.
One award of $5,000 will be presented to the selected Premier Scholar.
Two awards, each $2,500, will be presented to the top two runners-up for the Premier Scholarship.
Three awards, each $1,000, will be presented to the next three runners-up for the Premier Scholarship.
Finalists will be selected by an ad hoc committee.
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