Minnesota High School student earns MTA scholarship

Join TDS Telecom in congratulating Kendra Schmitz of Brooten, Minnesota for being selected to receive the $2,000 Bud Morrow scholarship from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA) Foundation. Schmitz plans to attend the University of Minnesota—Duluth to study special education. She is one of six MTA scholarship recipients to receive an award this year.

Since 2008, the MTA Foundation has awarded $68,000 in scholarships to help students further their education. The scholarships are available annually to customers of MTA member companies. The MTA Foundation members review the applications and select finalists based on grades, academic achievements, and extra-curricular activities, with preference given to students who have an interest in telecommunications technology and rural communities.

“TDS Telecom is proud to invest in the future of students by supporting the MTA scholarship and its recipients,” said Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs Manager at TDS Telecom.

The MTA Foundation awarded six scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2018 to help them further their education.

The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade association representing more than 44 telecommunications providers in the state, including TDS.

Media Contact: August Braun | Intern - Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-5529 | august.braun@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. with 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS, a growing force in the cable industry, operates BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. For residential customers, TDS deploys up to 1Gig internet access, IPTV service (TDS TV), cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. For businesses, TDS offers advanced communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 1000® company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services. TDS has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS was named to three Forbes lists: America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 9,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated August 2018

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