2024 ReadiTech Scholarship Application

Student Information

Each applicant must:
• Be a graduating high school senior.
• Be a United States citizen.
• Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school
• Have at least a C grade point average (GPA)
• Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
• Parents or Guardians subscribe to ReadiTech Fiber services. 

Please provide your unweighted GPA cumulative through your 7th semester.

School Details


List most recent work experience, school activities, and/or community/volunteer experience.

Awards and Honors

List the most important award or honor you have received in the last four years (including academic awards or honors).

Submit Essay

Essay should be approximately 300 words, typed (preferred) or printed, 12-point font, double-spaced with one-inch margins. Please address one of the following statements:
1. Describe your most significant accomplishment, and explain why you believe it to be your most outstanding.
2. Describe the community in which you live, and indicate how it has influenced the person you are.
3. What industry or opportunity would entice you to return to a rural community after completing your education, and why?

Make Sure Your Application Is Complete: Submit your application with all materials listed below.
Completed Application Form
300-Word Essay
Transcript (7 Semesters)
Deadline to Submit by Feb. 29, 2024.
Max. file size: 16 MB.
Max. file size: 16 MB.
To be used in ReadiTech marketing should the student be chosen.
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The DRN Board of Directors is pleased to offer an annual scholarship program to graduating high school seniors from our service area. Eligible students must plan on continuing their education at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

DRN Scholarships

DRN will award $500 scholarships to 22 rural high school seniors who reside within DRN’s cooperative service territory. Two winners will be selected from each high school within the cooperative service territory.

We also offer scholarship for Southeast Region Career & Technology Center students and Trinity Bible College Business students.

See Scholarships

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program in which they award 30 one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university, or vocational-technical school. Each year DRN will sponsor students that wish to apply for the scholarship. If a student should be awarded the scholarship the FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and DRN awards the remaining $500.

The application for the FRS College Scholarship Program is available online at the link below.

How to Apply

Apply online for each scholarship at the links above.

Award Procedure

DRN will review applications, and winners will be selected randomly from each school. Winners will be announced and notified by mail in May of each year. The winners of the DRN scholarships will be awarded on a one-time basis and will not be renewable. Award will be paid upon proof of registration at an institute of higher education and will be issued in August of the award year. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or disability.