TDS seeking high school seniors from Minnesota to apply for scholarships

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is seeking high school students to apply for a one-time $2,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation. 

This year, the Foundation will award six scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2023. Two scholarships are available to apply for this year:

  1. One $2,000 Jon Tollefson Technology Scholarship: To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior with plans to major in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident.

  2. One of five $2,000 General Scholarships: To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior with plans on attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from an MTA member company.

This year, the scholarship application is again available online at:

Interested applicants should fill out the scholarship form, then combine it with their high school transcript, essay, and class ranking. Once completed, this application must be printed and submitted to your local telephone company manager by Feb. 17, 2023.

For TDS customers only, please send your application to: Angie Dickison, TDS, 525 Junction Road, Madison, WI 53717.

Once you have completed and printed the form, include it with the rest of the information requested for the application process. If you are selected to receive this scholarship, it will be paid to you at the end of the 2023-2024 school year after showing the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation you have successfully completed your academic work.

“We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in our community by helping young people receive a technical or college education,” says TDS State Government Affairs Manager Angie Dickison.

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

Media Contact: Garrett Seymour | Brand Journalist - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-335-8006 |

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

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

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