“The Ruritan National Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals or groups for educational, charitable, and benevolent activities.”
The purpose of the Ruritan National Foundation is to manage and maintain a trust for the encouragement, promotion and financing of the charitable, educational and benevolent principles and activities of Ruritan clubs and of Ruritan National. Significant elements of the Ruritan National Foundation are its educational scholarship programs. These programs assist students in furthering their formal education past high school.
Foundation Bylaws state: “The Foundation gives grants to individuals for post-secondary education…. Income from growth in investments, interest and dividends will be used to fund the educational programs of the Foundation.”