Apply today – $500 to $1,500 scholarships available for Wisconsin high school seniors

Scholarships to be awarded by Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation and TDS®

Attention Wisconsin high school seniors -- now is the time to apply for a Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarship. TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) and other incumbent telephone companies across the state are teaming up to offer scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. In 2020, the Foundation awarded $49,750 to 39 students statewide.

“It’s very important for TDS to support high school seniors as they pursue a degree in higher education,” says Jean Pauk, manager of State Government Affairs at TDS. “Through the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation scholarship program, our goal is to help ease the financial burden of college for the young people in the communities we serve.”

Interested high school seniors can pick up an application from their high school guidance counselor or apply online at the WSTF website. To be eligible, applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 11, 2020.

The WSTF panel will review all submitted applications. Finalists will be selected based on grades, academic achievements, and extra-curricular activities. Scholarships will be presented during the recipients’ high school graduation ceremonies or awards night programs.

Since 1966, the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation has awarded over $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 1,300 students. The Foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, a trade organization representing more than 65 Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (including TDS), Internet Service Providers, and Wireless Carriers in Wisconsin.

NOTE: 
TDS Telecom applicants should forward their application to Jean Pauk c/o TDS Telecom, 525 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717 by Feb. 11, 2020.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager of Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 | cheryl.mccollum@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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