Red River Communications offering over $12,000 in scholarships

North Dakota and Minnesota Co-op Scholarships

$1,000 scholarships are now available to students whose parent or guardian is a member of the Red River Communications cooperative.

An applicant’s parent or guardian must be a cooperative member with landline telephone or fiber broadband service from Red River Communications. The student must be planning to attend a post-secondary college, tech school or similar program, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and return the completed application to their school’s scholarship organization. Check with your local scholarship organization or school for the application deadline. Scholarships will be awarded in the spring and students will receive scholarship funds after successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary education.

In Minnesota, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors through the Hawley Scholarship Foundation, Barnesville Education Scholarships for Tomorrow, and Scholarship Breckenridge.

In North Dakota, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors through Hankinson-Mantador Dollars for Scholars, Richland 44 Dollars for Scholars, and Wahpeton Dollars for Scholars. Check the chapter’s application deadline.

Students at Fairmount, Lidgerwood and Wyndmere high schools can get an application on our website or contact your high school counselor. Return completed applications to your school.

Application: Check with your local scholarship organization or guidance counselor for the application details.
Fillable Application PDF

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service is offering six $2,500 scholarships nationwide plus a number of other scholarships through one application process. 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 eligible and have all materials necessary to upload to complete your application.

Applicants need to select Red River Rural Telephone Association as their “employer” when setting up their account. Applications are available at and applications are due March 5, 2021.

Deadline: March 5, 2021
Application: Application Now Available

MTA Foundation Offering 10 Different Scholarships

This year the MTA Foundation (Minnesota Telecom Association) will award 7 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2021. Each scholarship is a one-time amount of $2,000.

There are two types of scholarships:

  1. One $2,000 Jon Tollefson Technology Scholarship: To be eligible, applicants must be majoring 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 attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to telephone or Internet service from Red River Communications.

Completed applications must be submitted to Red River Communications by February 19, 2021.

Deadline: February 19, 2021
Application now available