Description: The O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship Trust provides renewable scholarships of at least $2,500 to college undergraduate and graduate students who attended high school or currently live in rural Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin communities.
Who Can Apply: To be eligible, students must currently live, or have lived during high school, in an eligible rural county (per this list from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy; applicants who attended high school in DeKalb, Illinois are also eligible).
Applicants must be current college undergrad or graduate level students who are actively involved in school activities and community service, and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). Applicants must also submit family financial information and demonstrate financial need.
Recipients of the O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship must be planning to enroll in full-time postsecondary or postgraduate study for the entire upcoming academic year, and preference will be given to applicants of the Catholic faith; applicants who attend Catholic institutions; and/or applicants who are active in their school’s Newman Center.
Scholarship Amount: Number of awards and award amounts are determined by O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship Trust. Minimum award amount is $2,500 per year. Awards may be renewed for up to two additional years or until a graduate degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by PNC Bank, N.A. as Trustee of the O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship Trust Program.
Deadline: April 8, 2024
How to Apply: Apply via the link below.
Learn More: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/obrien/