Scholarship program


At Red River Communications, we are honored to recognize students seeking higher education in vocational fields and general studies.

The Red River Communications College Scholarship Program recognizes and encourages the students’ academic achievements within our service territory by helping defray the costs of furthering their education. Starting December, students now have the opportunity to apply for one of twelve $1000 scholarships directly with us.

Red River Scholarships will be awarded to a son/daughter of a parent/legal guardian who is an active cooperative member or customer of Red River Communications as defined by the Articles and Bylaws of this cooperative. In addition, the scholarship recipient’s family must currently be receiving one of our core services, broadband Internet, Ag Wireless Internet, phone service, or television.

Scholarship guidelines will be available each year in November. Contact us for more information at 1-701-553-8309, or email us at

2022 Applications are Now Closed.

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarships

Each year, Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) awards graduating high school seniors with $2,500 scholarships across rural America by region.  These scholarships are each matched by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Associations generous members to the scholarship winner within their community.  

The applicant’s parent or guardian must have telephone or Internet service with Red River Communications to be eligible. The application process is entirely digital so be sure you are qualified and have all materials necessary to upload to complete your application.

2022 Applications are Now Closed.

MTA Foundation Offering Scholarships

This year the MTA Foundation (Minnesota Telecom Association) will award 7 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2022. Each scholarship will be a one-time amount of $2,000. There are two types of scholarships this year:

  1. One $2,000 Jon Tollefson Technology Scholarship: To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior with plans to major in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident.
  2. One of six $2,000 General Scholarships: To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior with plans on attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from an MTA member company.

2022 Applications are Now Closed. 

2022 Scholarship Winners

$1,000 General Scholarship Recipients:

Savannah Falk, Hankinson High School – Pharmacy Technician, NDSCS

Grace Fleming, Hawley High School – Pre-optometry, Concordia College Moorhead

Emma Heyen, Richland 44 High School – Elementary Education, Valley City State University

Kya Mauch, Hankinson High School – Dental Hygiene, NDSCS

Colten Mickelson, Richland 44 High School – Agronomy, NDSCS

Keagan Neppl, Richland 44 High School – Business Management, NDSCS

Megan Roob, Richland 44 High School – Physical & Health Education, MSU Moorhead

Mary Rupp, Campbell-Tintah High School – Psychology & Criminal Justice, MSU Moorhead

Sophia Viger, Campbell-Tintah High School – Biomedical Engineering, NDSU


Red River Communications Technology Scholarship:

Jace Steffens, Hankinson High School – Electrical Technician NDSCS


Red River Communications Agricultural Scholarship:

Emma Kratcha, Hankinson High School – Environmental Studies/Biology- University of North Dakota


Red River Communications Vocational Scholarship:

Kaden Zenzen, Barnesville High School Construction Management – NDSU