Seniors served by NNTC urged to apply for scholarship
January 19, 2023
The FRS is the non-profit arm of the National Rural Broadband Association. NTCA is a national membership association with the goal of improving communication services, like broadband, in rural America by advocating for rural providers in Washington, D.C.
NNTC is a supporting member of both organizations. NNTC supports the FRS mission by assisting in providing scholarship opportunities to its customers.
To be eligible for a scholarship through the FRS with NNTC as a sponsoring company, the applicant must:
• Be a 2023 graduating high school senior
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Have NNTC phone, TV and/or internet at home
• Have been accepted by a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school
• Have a GPA of at least 2.0
• Express an interest in returning to a rural community after graduation.
The value of the scholarships range from $500-$7,000, based on a variety of criteria. One application qualifies a student for all available FRS scholarships.
Since 1994, the FRS has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to over 700 students. Past NNTC recipients have been:
Taya Schmaderer, 2022, Stuart Public Schools, Stuart, $2,500; Elsie Magwire, 2019, Boyd County Public Schools, Spencer, $2,500; Gage Gibney, 2016, North Bend Central, Morse Bluff; $2,500 and Jaden Schafer, 2016, Stuart Public Schools, Stuart, $2,500.
Information and instructions on how to apply can be found on NNTC's website: http://www.nntc.net under "About Us". Applications are due online by Feb. 8. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May.