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). By partnering with the FRS, West Central Telephone is able to make the scholarship program available to high school seniors in our area. Applications for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship are due in the WCTA office by February 20th.
Students may also be eligible for four FRS 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 FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships. Additional scholarships include the Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship, valued at $2,500, and new for 2015—the Colt Ford Scholarship, awarding up to $15,000.
For applications and guidelines, see your high school guidance counselor or download the application from the FRS Website at http://www.frs.org.
Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarships
The Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation is offering five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who graduate in 2015. Scholarships are awarded after the student demonstrates successful completion of the first year of college or technical school. The application deadline is February 27, 2015, and applications must be returned to WCTA.
WCTA Scholarship Program
High school seniors can also apply for one of up to eight scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The deadline for the WCTA Scholarship applications is April 6, 2015.
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. At this time, there is over $79,000 funding the scholarship program.
These scholarships are another example of a cooperative member-benefit, and as such, would like to see all high school seniors apply — there are typically only 18 to 20 applicants each year. The scholarship is not income or need-based, and although applicants should have at least a "C" GPA, they do not need to be top of class. Simply complete the online application, write a brief essay on your chosen topic and submit by the deadline. The scholarship can be found at wcta.net.
Remember, the deadline for the FRS scholarship to be in our office is February 20, 2015, The MTA scholarship must be in our office by February 27, 2015, and the deadline for the WCTA scholarship is April 6, 2015. Please call Geri Salmela at 837-5151 or email your questions to email@example.com.
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The WCTA Communications Team
308 Frontage Road Box 304
Sebeka, MN 56477
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