RTC Offers College Scholarship Programs
Parshall, ND– In 2015, Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC) will award nine college scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000. There will be one scholarship awarded in each of RTC’s eight director districts and one scholarship at large. Scholarships will be awarded based on a random drawing between applicants who meet the established criteria. RTC applications must be postmarked to RTC by March 2, 2015.
RTC also participates in the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) college scholarship program. FRS offers several college scholarships to help further higher education among rural youth. Scholarships are awarded to students from rural America for their first year of college, university, or vocational-technical school. The FRS Scholarship provides $2,500 awards to rural high school seniors across the United States. The FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship provides $5,000 awards giving preference to students in rural communities with an interest in science, math, medicine, or engineering. The TMS Scholarships provides $1,500 awards and the Colt Ford Scholarship will awards up to $15,000 to rural students.
To be eligible for the FRS scholarships, applicants must receive telecommunications service from a FRS supporter, such as RTC. The FRS scholarship gives preference to those applicants interested in returning to a rural community following graduation. FRS applications must be postmarked to FRS by March 2, 2015.
Applications and eligibility information for all scholarships are available at http://www.RTC.coop/resources, at local high schools, or at the RTC business offices in Parshall, New Town and Watford City.