2023 Jess Kronquist and Blue Ribbon Circle Scholarships

In the upcoming year there is a tremendous opportunity for students in the FRA area to apply for our Jess Kronquist Scholarship.
(The Jess Kronquist Scholarship is in collaboration with the Blue Ribbon Circle.)


In 2022, with the generous support of the FRA community, we were able to offer the scholarship and had good results. The FRA committee conducted in person interviews and were able to award three highly deserving Foothills students our financial support. In 2023 we look forward to an interview process; reviewing applications, meeting with the students and learning what challenges students face while achieving their educational goals. The scholarship applications are available in May. See our website, www.ruralspokane.com, for details. JoAnn, the committee lead, is looking for a few new members to be on the committee.

2022 Jess Kronquist & Blue Ribbon Circle Scholarships Awarded

The Foothills Rural Association in conjunction with the Blue Ribbon Circle awarded a total of $2,500 in scholarships to residents of the Foothills in 2022. Finalists were interviewed at the Community Center on the evening of Thursday, May 19, 2022. The 2022 scholarship committee interviewers were JoAnn Davis, Cindy Kaelin, Carol Stoll, and Karen Feyk.


We appreciate that every school year gives all students challenges, and we offer encouragement for all students to keep up the great work. We thank all of this year’s applicants for representing the Foothills so well and encourage future candidates to mark their calendars and apply for scholarship support in 2023!

2022 FRA Scholarships Awarded Poster.pdf
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2022 Jess Kronquist Scholarship Time

 Scholarship Eligibility and Administration:
The amount of each scholarship may vary; past scholarships have averaged $500-$1,000 each. The scholarship will be applied toward tuition and is paid directly to the recipient’s college, university, or other accredited educational institution. Scholarships will be awarded to Foothills residents as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Consideration will be given to:

Need and use of the scholarship (as explained in the essay)
Academic achievements including Grade Point Average (GPA)
Activities: can include school, community service, FRA participation, work experience, etc.
Foothills residency (based on home address)
Completion of the application materials and process as instructed

For 2022, thanks to our generous community donors, we are able to offer an additional $500 COVID-19 Hardship Scholarship.


Please note that scholarship applications MUST be received by Monday, May 9th.


Applicant interviews will be conducted the evening of Thursday, May 19th.

2022 Scholarship Application.pdf
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