The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain
and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications
issues. Through its various programs and initiatives, FRS strongly supports the continuing education of rural youth.
Each applicant must:
A) Be a graduating high school senior.
B) Be a United States citizen.
C) Be sponsored by a current NTCA member or FRED Donor
D) Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
E) Have at least a C grade point average (GPA).
F) Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company. FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and the sponsoring company awards the remaining $500.The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.
Sponsoring a student for the annual FRS College Scholarship Program is a one-time investment that will last a lifetime. The program empowers rural youth by giving them opportunities for higher education. Our hope is that these students return to rural America to enhance and enrich their rural community with education and experience.
The application for the FRS College Scholarship Program is available each October for the following year's program. Applications must be postmarked to FRS by March 3rd of each year and winners will be announced by May 1st of that year.