Wisconsin students earn WSTF scholarships

TDS presents scholarships to 13 high school seniors.

Join TDS Telecom in congratulating more than a dozen 2019 Wisconsin high school graduates who recently received Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarships.

The winners along with their high school, scholarship amount and plans for fall 2019, include:

  • Jacob Amell, Verona Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Thomas Selk, Neillsville High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Eau Claire
  • Ashtyn Schmitz, Greenwood High School, $750; plans to attend Northcentral Technical College
  • Aliana Strey, Granton Area High School, $500; plans to attend UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield
  • Georgia Zutz, Valders High School, $1,500; plans to attend Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Rachel Wagner, Lancaster High School, $750; plans to attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • Mariah Leader, Medford Area Senior High School, $1,500; plans to attend Carroll University
  • Samuel Lindow, Medford Area Senior High School, $1,500; plans to attend Wichita State University
  • Evan Roberts, Pittsville High School, $500; plans to attend Northcentral Technical College
  • Dara Stichert, Marshfield High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Katlyn Bauer, Marshfield High School, $500; plans to attend Mid-State Technical College
  • Zackary Eaton, Pecatonica Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Whitewater
  • Lucienne Wegener, Waterford Union High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Milwaukee

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.


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

The foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA), which is a trade organization representing 65 telephone companies and cooperatives in Wisconsin, including TDS. Since 1966, the WSTF has contributed more than $1.5 million to help nearly 1,300 students further their education. 

Media Contact: Garrett Seymour | Intern – Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-5529 | Garrett.Seymour@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 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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