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O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship Trust

The O’Brien-Vrba Scholarship Trust is providing renewable scholarships to college upperclassmen and graduate students who attended high school in rural Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan communities.

Applicants must be collegiate juniors, seniors 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). To be eligible, students must have resided during high school in a rural community in one of the states listed above. (*Rural, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a town or city with a population of less than 2,500 residents.) Applicants of the Catholic faith are encouraged.

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; the scholarship may be renewable for one additional year or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first.