Wisconsin students earn WSTF scholarship

TDS presents scholarships to 14 high school seniors

Join TDS Telecom in congratulating the following 2018 Wisconsin high school graduates who received Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarships. The winners are: 

  • Hannah Herbst, Black Hawk High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Kollin Vaughn, Iola-Scandinavia High School, $750; plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College
  • Michael Esery, James Madison Memorial High School, $1,500; plans to attend Purdue University
  • Nathan Albanito, Marshfield High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Lainey Brunner, Medford Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Eau Claire
  • Chett Grunwald, Medford Area High School, $500; plans to attend UW-Marathon County
  • Robert Leden, Monroe High School, $500; plans to attend Blackhawk Technical College
  • Karly Ready, Monticello High School, $500; plans to attend Blackhawk Technical College
  • Amanda DeGuire, Necedah High School, $1,500; plans to attend Winona State University
  • Lindsey Murphy, Necedah High School, $500; plans to attend Western Technical College
  • Brady Coulthard, Neillsville High School, $1,500; plans to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Tyler Millin, River Ridge High School, $750; plans to attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • Nolan Thole, Waunakee Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Andrew Tietz, Waunakee Area High School, $1,500; plans to attend Illinois Wesleyan University 

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. 

Since 1966, the WSTF has given more than $1.5 million to help students further their education. This year, the program awarded a total of 39 scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. 

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.

 

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 9,400 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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