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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 or currently live in rural Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin 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 currently live or have resided 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).  

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. 

Opening January 2023