About the Scholarship

Rural Technology Cyber Security Scholarship is awarded by Rural Technology Fund. The Rural Technology Fund (RTF) recognizes the very real “digital divide” between rural and non-rural areas. For rural communities to remain economically viable and appealing as a home to new industry, technology-based or not, these communities need to fully understand the potential that technology can provide, and encourage growth of those skills in local youth. This program was started in 2011 and aims to provide technical resources to students in rural areas by donating technical books to public school libraries in these communities. The ultimate goal of this program is to provide rural students with the resources they need to pursue an interest in computer technology.


Basic requirements needed for this scholarship?

  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology-related field, with a focus on security

  • A student in order to receive this scholarship must fill in the FAFSA application form to identify their eligibility criteria.

  • Must demonstrate an interest in cybersecurity

  • This scholarship is awarded based upon answers to a series of essay questions that are designed to gauge the student’s passion for security and insight into the field

The scholarship amounts to?

  • The scholarship provides a sum of $1000 annually to the students who meet the eligibility criteria.

  • The foundation provides 1 award annually

  • The applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student at the time of application.

Deadline for submitting the application

  • The applications are to be submitted by the end of April 15, 2020.

  • The applications are available online on the official website of The Rural Technology Fund (RTF) 

 

 


Eligibility Criteria

  •  In order to be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must be a senior currently attending Graves County High School in Mayfield, KY

  • The applicant must be a U.S resident 

  • This scholarship is awarded based upon answers to a series of essay questions 

  •  GPA is also a consideration for this scholarship.

  •  Additionally, the student must also be planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology-related field. 


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