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Blue Fire Broadband 2016 Rural Scholarship Essay Contest: $500 from Blue Fire Broadband

Blue Fire Broadband is proud to announce that we are offering a scholarship of $500 to the winner of our Annual Rural Scholarship Essay Contest. The purpose of this scholarship is to help promote higher education and improve internet literacy and connectivity in small towns and rural cities across America.

Who Can Apply for the Blue Fire Broadband Rural Scholarship?

Our scholarship is available to college-bound HS seniors and students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program at university, college, or community college located in the United States. You can apply for the Blue Fire Broadband Scholarship for Rural Students if you meet the following criteria:

Rural Essay Contest College Scholarship Requirements & How to Apply

Many people do not realize that rural areas are more at risk economically than larger cities and more populated areas of the United States. At Blue Fire Broadband, we want to promote education and the productive use of Internet technology to facilitate growth and positive change in these rural areas of our country.

We offer this scholarship with the sincere hope that the winner might relocate to a rural area of the United States after graduation and do their part in developing rural and underserved towns and cities in America.

To apply for the Blue Fire Broadband Rural Students Scholarship Program, write an in-depth blog post on the following topic:

Because Blue Fire Broadband is extremely passionate about rural areas and their ability to access the same content as areas that with more readily available internet speeds and access. So we ask:

Has the internet made where your community become more connected to the rest of the world? Please support your answer with real life experiences, if possible.

Publish an original personal essay of no fewer than 500 and no more than 1,000 words in length on any blog or website by the application deadline date (see below). Special consideration will be given to candidates who include photos and images in their posts!

In the body of your essay, include a link back to the official Blue Fire Broadband website ( Look here for more information on how to create a hyperlink. If you haven’t established a blog already, you can start a free blog quickly and easily here.

Additional Information

The Blue Fire Broadband Rural Students Scholarship winner will be awarded a one-time $500 scholarship to be made payable (via US mail) to the accredited university as designated by the applicant after the application deadline (June 1, 2016). The scholarship award must be applied to school expenses (including but not limited to tuition, books, fees and on-campus housing fees) during the 2016-2017 school year. Email with additional questions, comments and inquiries about the Rural Students Scholarship Contest. The term "rural" is actually hard to define. Learn more about the definition here.

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