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Beacon Scholarship for Rural America


The Beacon Scholarship for Rural America helps low-income students living in rural areas with their college endeavors. College-bound graduating high school seniors, current college students or adult learners may apply. Three $1,000 scholarships are awarded every year. Two Fall scholarships are awarded every year in July (applications are due by June 30) and one Spring scholarship is awarded every year in November (applications are due by October 31). Applicants must reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria outlined in our online application at https://carrot-top.com/beacon-scholarship

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Quebec, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

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Tel: 800-628-3524 ext. 240
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