The Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation was established in 1991. It is a non-profit 501 c3 charitable organization with a volunteer governing board. RASF raises money for and distributes scholarships to Rhinelander students, many of whom may not get scholarship support from other sources.
Over the past twenty five years, RASF has awarded scholarships in amounts of $500.00, $750.00, $1000.00 and $1500.00 to 336 students, totaling $290,250. RASF's board works with Rhinelander High School to provide an annual scholarship awards ceremony for graduating seniors each May.