As an investment in our youth, we’re committed to the future of rural Minnesota. We’re pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities and invite all high school seniors to apply.
FRS College Scholarship Program
The FRS College Scholarship Program awards thirty scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to winning applicants across the nation, with a $500 match by the sponsoring telco (for a total of $2,500 each). FRS Scholarship applications are due in the WCTA office by February 17.
Students may also be eligible for four Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5,000 each or two TMS Scholarships for $1,500 each. Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the Staurulakis Family Scholarships. One $7,000 Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship will also be awarded this year.
For applications and guidelines, see your high school guidance counselor or download the application from the FRS Website at http://www.frs.org.
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarships
The Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation is offering five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who graduate in 2017. Scholarships are awarded after the student demonstrates successful completion of the first year of college or technical school. The application deadline is February 24. Applications must be returned to WCTA for signature.
Deadline: February 24, 2017
WCTA’s Scholarship Program
High school seniors can also apply for one of eight scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The deadline for the WCTA Scholarship applications is April 7.
Our scholarship program has been established to encourage youth in our area to further their education after graduating from high school and is made possible through unclaimed capital credit checks. Because of our cooperative status, we are able to use these funds to benefit the scholarship program.
Deadline: April 7, 2017
WCTA's 2nd Year or Beyond Scholarship
Current college students are urged to apply for a $1,000 scholarship through the 2nd Year or Beyond Scholarship. Students who graduated from high school and are from any one of the five telephone exchanges of WCTA currently attending 2nd year or beyond higher education are eligible. Past scholarship winners are also eligible. The deadline on the 2nd Year or Beyond Scholarship application is June 1.
Deadline: June 1, 2017