Catch Amazing Waves, Watch for Amazon Phishing Scams, Warm Up With Winter R
Catch Amazing Waves, Watch for Amazon Phishing Scams, Warm Up With Winter R
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Two To View A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
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Awesome Wave Photographs
Dive in and check out this talk with Hawaiian photographer Clark Little, who spends hours each day on the sometimes dangerous shoreline to capture breathtaking wave shots.
John Glenn's 1962 Space Flight
Over 50 years later, the flight of the first American to orbit earth is no less thrilling. Watch each amazing stage of Glenn's incredible journey.
Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities 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

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.

WCTA 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.

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.

Remember, the FRS scholarship must be in our office by February 17, the MTA scholarship must be in our office by February 24, the WCTA scholarship must be in our office by April 7 and the WCTA 2nd Year or Beyond scholarship must be in our office by June 1. Links to all scholarships are found on under the Scholarships tab. Please call Geri Salmela at 837-5151 or email your questions to

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Sites of the Month Great Sites To Check Out In January

Consumer Issues Being a savvy consumer means more than finding great deals at your favorite store. It can also involve learning more about the products you're buying, or finding out how to respond when a purchase goes badly. This site offers information about a variety of consumer-related topics including banking, recalled products, and complaints.
Google Arts & Culture January 31 is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, and Google can help you celebrate. This site presents stories and images related to art in all its forms. You'll find new stories each day about painting, architecture, fashion, and more. Or read about famous artists like Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali.
Remodeling Ideas for 2017 Is home improvement one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you'll want to visit this site for inspiration. Find ideas for a wide range of plans including cute DIY projects, installing an HVAC system, bathroom makeovers, brightening a winter landscape, garage storage hacks, and so much more.
Winter Weeknight Dinners Winter is a great time to cook up some comfort food, and this Food Network gallery has lots of easy and nutritious ideas to help. How about a helping of Spaghetti with Quick Turkey Chili? Or maybe some Maple-Glazed Chicken or Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms? You'll find plenty of classics plus new ideas to try.

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