Apply today – $750 to $1,500 scholarships available for Wisconsin high school seniors

Scholarships to be awarded by Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) and TDS

Attention Wisconsin high school seniors seeking higher education: 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 $750 to $1,500. In 2021, the Foundation awarded $54,750 to 42 students statewide.

“TDS is proud to support high school seniors as they pursue a degree in higher education,” said Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs manager at TDS. “Through the WSTF 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, 2022.

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 WSTF has awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships to more than 1,300 students. The Foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association (WSTA), a trade organization representing more than 65 Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (including TDS).

NOTE: Applicants from TDS Telecom areas should forward their application to Jean Pauk c/o TDS Telecom, 525 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717 by Feb. 11, 2022.

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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