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Beacon Scholarship for Rural America

Offered by Carrot-top Industries, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 2, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you an incoming or current university student from a low-income, rural background? If so, consider applying for the Beacon Scholarship for Rural America! This biannual scholarship offered by Carrot-Top Industries offers a $1,000 award each Spring and Fall semester. Carrot-Top Industries is a leading flag and patriotic products retailer priding themselves on a dedication to patriotism and community growth across America. In order to apply for their scholarship, you must write and submit an essay (750 words or less) about how you’ve shown patriotism through your community involvement, in addition to the other required application materials. 

If you’re passionate about your post-secondary education and are from a low-income, rural background, we encourage you to apply for the Beacon Scholarship for Rural America! Annual deadlines fall on June 30 for the Fall semester and November 30 for the Spring semester.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students from rural backgrounds who meet the below eligibility requirements. All applicants must also reside in the United States.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students

Minimum GPA


Other Category

Low Income, Rural

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a recent photo of themselves, and the below application materials.

750-word essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Beacon Scholarship for Rural America winner will be announced: Biannual.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Carrot-top Industries, Inc. at m[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Beacon Scholarship for Rural America is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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