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®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,600 people and 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 Inc. was named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated November 2018

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