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Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program

The Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program is a Loan sponsored by Office of Rural Community Affairs.

Award Information:

Amount of Loan: Minimum: $4537, Average: $23449, Maximum: $43217, tuition, fees, room and board, books/supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.
Application Deadline: Third friday in May; third Friday in September; third friday in January
Requirements: "Applicant must be a Texas resident, be enrolled in an eligible Texas institution, and be nominated by an eligible sponsor located in a rural area of Texas. High school applicant must rank in top quarter of class (for a minimum class of 48) or have an overall grade average of "B." Undergraduate applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Essay, three letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores required. Recipient must work in a rural area of Texas one year for each year award is received."
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Office of Rural Community Affairs
211 East Seventh Street, Suite 915, P.O. Drawer 1708
Austin, TX 78701
USA
Email Address: crhi@crhi.state.tx.us
Phone Number: 512 479 8891 / 877 839 2744
Fax Number: 512 479 8898
http://www.crhi.state.tx.us

You can find out more by contacting:

Susan Kolliopoulos
Program Administrator

Email Address: skolliopoulos@crhi.state.tx.us

It is important to investigate available information on the loan. Your best chance of success will follow from finding out the requirements from the start and making sure you meet them. At the outset be aware of the driving force for the Office of Rural Community Affairs and what they hope to achieve with the Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program. If you are qualified, figure out if there is a decent shot to receive the loan. If you think that you have the possibility that you can be one of the winners of the Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program, then it is useful to use your time.

An important part of working toward obtaining the loan is paying close attention to the application. Applications can sometimes be time consuming and boring, but take the time to make sure that your work was done accurately and completely. Pay careful attention so that you won't miss out as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program confers the award and makes payment of any funds so that you can know if you can rely on the loan to provide additional support for your financial needs and what assistance it will provide, stipulations may exist on what expenses are covered by the Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program. You might find it challenging to be able to cover the increasing costs of education, and getting the Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program as a supplement to your own resources can be a huge help. Even if you don't obtain the Outstanding Rural Scholar Recognition Program, try not to be upset, you might find new loans and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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