FRS Scholarship Application, Deadline: March 1st, 2019
College Scholarship Program
FRS was established in 1994 and, through its partnership with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), promotes, educates and advocates to the public, rural telecommunications issues in order to sustain and enhance the quality of life within communities throughout rural America. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses. The application is available for the following year for a scholarship opportunity being offered from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). RC Technologies is a member of NTCA and are proud to support FRS in this endeavor.
In 2019, FRS will be awarding $125,000 in scholarships in honor of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Each year, the foundation gives out scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school.
Each year, the foundation gives out $2, 500 scholarship to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school. Additionally, several named scholarships are given to a select group of over 1,500 applicants. All applicants require sponsorship by a NTCA- The Rural Broadband Association member, like RC Technologies, to be eligible.
The scholarship awarded is per geographic region of the NTCA member awarding scholarships, $2,000 each, to rural high school seniors. Should a student from the RC service area be selected to receive one of the national scholarships, RC will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500. Interested high school seniors may pick up an application from their guidance counselor or download an application from the FRS website, www.frs.org.