Scholarship Resource Center

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

FRS Scholarships

Red River Communications and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are partnering to offer one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

The parent or guardian of the high school senior graduating in 2017 must have service from Red River Communications and the company’s general manager must sign the scholarship application. Submitting this one form may also qualify you for more scholarships:

  • The FRS Starulakis Family Scholarships will provide four $5,000 awards and will give preference to students with an interest in science, math, medicine, or engineering. Students with a focus in the sciences will be automatically considered for these Staurulakis Family Scholarships.
  • The Everett Kneece Scholarship is a $ 7,000 award to one exceptional student and gives particular preference to students who express an interest in returning to rural America upon completing their education —a goal that philanthropist Kneece stressed as critical for strengthening rural America.

FRS applications are available at  Applications are due March 1.

MN Telecom Alliance Scholarships

Several $2,000 scholarships are awarded to Minnesota students statewide for their first year of post-secondary education.  Applicants must be a Minnesota resident graduating from high school in 2017, plan to attend either a university, college or technical college, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from Red River Communications.

The 2017 application will be available soon.

MN Co-op Scholarship

High school seniors graduating in 2017 whose parent/guardian has local telephone service from Red River Communications in the Barnesville, Rollag or Kent exchange are eligible. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must plan to attend either a university, college or technical college. One $600 scholarship will be awarded through the local school scholarship organization for the student’s first year of post-secondary education.

To apply, complete the online application available through these scholarship organizations:  Hawley Scholarship Foundation, Barnesville Education Scholarships for Tomorrow or Scholarship Breckenridge.