Scholarship Resource Center

Information about scholarships available to students living in our cooperative area.


FRS Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers a college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. Graduating high school seniors whose parent/guardian has service with Red River Communications are eligible to apply. They must be planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school.

All of the following scholarships can be applied for by completing the FRS scholarship application:

  • FRS Scholarships – Thirty one-time $2,500 scholarships that encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education
  • FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship – Four $5,000 awards with a preference to students going into science, math, medicine or engineering fields
  • TMS Scholarships – Two $,1500 scholarships
  • Everette Kneece Return to Rural America – One $7,000 scholarship

FRS applications are available at or through local school counselors. Completed applications must be postmarked to the FRS by March 1, 2018.

MN Telecom Alliance Scholarships

This year the Foundation will award 6 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2018. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $2,000.00. Scholarships will be awarded after the student demonstrates successful completion of the first year of college or technical school.

The scholarship application is online. It can be accessed by going to

Interested applicants can fill out the application online and print their application. Once printed, the applicants need to combine it with their two applicant appraisals, high school transcript, essay, and class ranking.

The application and related materials must be returned to Red River Communications by February 23, 2018.