Red River Communications offering over $11,000 in scholarships

North Dakota and Minnesota Co-op Scholarships

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors at each of the following schools: Barnesville, Breckenridge and Hawley. Students at those schools should apply through their local scholarship organization.

New this year – a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at each of the following schools: Fairmount, Hankinson, Lidgerwood, Richland 44, Wahpeton and Wyndmere.

For both ND and MN scholarships, an applicant’s parent or guardian must have telephone and/or fiber Internet service from Red River Communications cooperative, 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 for the application deadlines.
Hankinson, Richland 44 and Wahpeton students should apply through their local Dollars for Scholars chapter. Check the chapter’s application deadline. Fairmount, Lidgerwood and Wyndmere students can get an application at redrivercomm.com/scholarships. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

Scholarships will be awarded in the spring and students will receive scholarship funds after successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary education.

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 and/or Internet service with Red River Communications to be eligible.

This year the application process is entirely online at frs.org/student. Be sure to read all the instructions to 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 due March 6, 2020.

MTA Foundation Offering 10 Different Scholarships

This year the MTA Foundation (Minnesota Telecom Association) will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2020. Each scholarship will be a one-time amount of either $2,000 or $1,000. There are three types of scholarships:

One $2,000 Telecom 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.
One of four $1,000 Scholarships, provided by the MTA Network and Plant Operations Peer Group: 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.

One of five $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 either telephone or Internet service from Red River Communications.

Deadline: February 21, 2020
Application now available