12 Local Students Awarded Scholarships from Red River Communications

ABERCROMBIE, N.D. [May 17, 2024] — Red River Communications, a regional telecommunications cooperative, is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of 12 college scholarships for students pursuing higher education in vocational fields and general studies.

Out of the 49 applications submitted by outstanding high school seniors in the Red River Communications service area, twelve students were awarded $1,000 Red River Communications scholarships. Eight of these scholarships were general studies scholarships, two were vocational, one was for a student entering a field of technology field of study, and one was for a student entering an agriculture-based college major.

2024 General Scholarship Recipients:

Thomas Baldwin

General Scholarship

Lidgerwood High School
Attending: Valley City State University
Environmental Science

Logan Falk

General Scholarship

Hankinson High School
Attending NDSU
Majoring in Electrical Engineering

Blake Miller

General Scholarship

Richland #44 High School
Attending NDSCS
Majoring in Welding

Alison Heyen

General Scholarship

Richland #44 High School
Attending: Valley City State University
Majoring in Elementary Education

Levi Kackman

General Scholarship

Lidgerwood High School
Attending NDSCS
Majoring in Building Contruction

Maia Langseth

General Scholarship

Hawley High School
Attending: Undecided
Major is Undecided

Penelope Miranowski

General Scholarship

Richland #44 High School
Attending University of Minnesota – Duluth
Majoring in Geology

Gina Quamme

General Scholarship

Wahpeton High School
Attending NDSU
Majoring in Veterinary Technology

2024 Vocational Scholarship Recipients:

Alexis Helmer

Vocational Scholarship

Lidgerwood High School
Attending Josef’s School of Hair, Skin, and Bod
Studying Massage Therapy

Kara Siemieniewski

Vocational Scholarship

Lidgerwood High School
Attending NDSCS
Majoring in Precision Agronomy

2024 Technology and Agricultural Scholarship Recipients:

Gavin Kratcha

Technology Scholarship

Hankinson High School
Attending UND
Majoring in Computer Science

Nicholas Wulfekuhle

Agriculture Scholarship

Richland #44 High School
Attending NDSU
Majoring in Agriculture/Biosystems Engineering

 

“Choosing recipients from the 49 outstanding applications was not an easy task for our scholarship committee, but an inspirational one,” says Red River Communications CEO Tom Steinolfson. “Many dedicated and deserving students are looking to continue their education. Red River Communications is proud to help 12 students achieve their future career goals.”

The Red River College Scholarship Program applications were judged on academic performance, school activities, work experience, volunteerism, and community involvement. Students were required to write an essay discussing how Red River Communications’ services have impacted their lives. A recommendation letter from a community member or educator was also required. 

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About the Red River Communications Scholarship Program

The Red River Communications College Scholarship Program recognizes and encourages the student’s academic achievements within its service territory by helping defray the costs of furthering their education. Starting in December 2022, students could apply for one of twelve $1,000 scholarships directly with Red River Communications. To be eligible for the Scholarship Program, the student’s parent/legal guardian must be an active cooperative member or customer of Red River Communications. In addition, the scholarship recipient’s family must currently receive one of our core services: Broadband Internet, Ag Wireless Internet, Phone Service, or Television. Scholarships are available annually, with applications opening in November of the current school year.

About Red River Communications

Red River Communications is a broadband and telecommunications cooperative based in Abercrombie, North Dakota. Red River Communications is dedicated to bringing advanced technology such as multi-gig fiber internet, Wi-Fi, digital TV, landline phone services, self-monitored security cameras, and cellular services to over 4,800 customers across southeast North Dakota and west-central Minnesota. With a nearly 2,700-mile fiber-optic network, Red River Communications is also expanding its services to several communities. For over 72 years, this Smart Rural Community fiber broadband provider has been committed to providing cutting-edge technology and reliable local service to enrich the lives of its customers. For more information, visit redrivercomm.com.

 

CONTACT INFO:

Kari Kleingartner

Marketing Specialist, Red River Communications

Main: 701-553- 8309 | Direct: 701-553-8225

karikleingartner@redrivercomm.com