Wisconsin students earn WSTF Scholarships

TDS presents scholarships to 10 high school seniors

Join TDS in congratulating the following 2020 Wisconsin high school graduates who received Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarships. The winners are: 

     Helen Durrant, Pittsville High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Platteville

     Gracie Hamann, River Ridge High School, $1,500; plans to attend Viterbo University

     Rylee Zinkle, River Ridge High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Platteville

     Josephine McCartney, Verona Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend Seton Hall University

     Emma Price, Hilbert High School, $1,500; plans to attend St. Norbert High School

     Brooke Ehle, Waunakee Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison

     Katelyn Phillips, Medford High School, $750; plans to attend Chippewa Falls Technical College

     Samantha Stolp, Medford High School, $750; plans to attend Northcentral Technical College

     Jaron Murphy, Necedah High School, $500; plans to attend Western Technical College

     Caitlyn Lassa, Mosinee High School, $500; plans to attend Northcentral Technical College

The WSTF scholarship program is funded each year by local telephone companies—including TDS Telecom. The scholarships are available to high school seniors in the company’s service area. WSTF volunteers review the applications and select finalists based on financial need, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and other criteria.

“For the last 12 years, TDS Telecom has been proud to support students and help them achieve their higher education goals through the WSTF scholarship,” said Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs Manager at TDS Telecom.

Since 1966, the WSTF has given more than $1.5 million to help students further their education. In its 54 years, the foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 1,300 students.

The foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA), which is a trade organization representing 67 companies and cooperatives in Wisconsin, including TDS.


Media Contact: Garrett Seymour | Intern – Communications | TDS | 608-664-5529 | Garrett.Seymour@tdstelecom.com


TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit tdsinc.com.

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