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$75,000 in Scholarships Awarded!

$6,952 in Ethyl Grants Awarded in April

Tech Grant Recipients Announced


Scholarship Application Deadline Set for February 14, 2014


The Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) is celebrating its 25 anniversary in 2014. Since 1989, FRED has awarded $2.7 million in scholarships, grants and other funding through its programs.

FRED is proud to be part of rural America's rich history and exists to support the continued vitality of rural life and those who live it.

FRED is an independent 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation located in Washington, D.C. FRED's mission is to promote activities that improve rural educational, social and economic conditions. Find out more in our About Us section.



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