Foundation For Rural Service to award 30 scholarships in 2013

Posted January 16, 2013 at 10:49 am

The Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) will be awarding thirty scholarships in the year 2013, one in each National Telephone Cooperative Association region and one made available to NTCA’s Associate membership. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications received from each NTCA region.

Venture Communications Cooperative, as your local telecommunications service provider, is pleased to participate in this scholarship program. Should a student from our service area be selected to receive one of the 30 national scholarships ($2000 each) Venture Communications will make a $500 matching contribution to the scholarship. Preference will be given to individuals expressing an interest to return to work in a rural area following graduation.

The Foundation for Rural Services (FRS), the philanthropic arm of the National Telephone Cooperative Association, was established in 1994 with its mission being to promote and enhance the quality of life in rural America – with education being one of its main focuses. The Foundation for Rural Service is a national non-profit organization that helps educate the public on the telecommunications industry.

Venture Communications is proud of this effort to promote higher education in rural America.

Scholarship applications may be obtained by contacting local high school counselors, Venture Communications Cooperative at 1-800-824-7282 or at Completed applications should be sent to Venture Communications, PO Box 157, Highmore, SD 57345, postmarked no later than February 15, 2013.