Apply today – $500 to $1,500 scholarships available for Wisconsin high school seniors
Scholarships to be awarded by Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation and TDS®
MADISON, Wis. (Jan. 11, 2021) — 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 $53,000 to 42 students statewide.
“TDS is proud to support high school seniors as they pursue a degree in higher education,” says Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs manager 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, 2021.
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, 2021.