Apply today–$2,000 scholarships are available for Minnesota high school seniors
Scholarships to be awarded by Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation and TDS.
If you know a soon-to-be high school graduate, encourage them to apply for a Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation (MTA) scholarship. TDS Telecom (TDS®), incumbent telephone companies, and cooperatives across Minnesota are teaming up to help the MTA offer a handful of $2,000 scholarships.
Applications for the one-time scholarships are available at the MTA web site. To be eligible, applications must be postmarked by Feb. 24, 2017 and applicants must:
- Be accepted and attend a post-secondary university, college or technical college starting in the fall of 2017;
- Be a Minnesota resident, and
- Have an immediate family member who subscribes to at least one service from TDS Telecom (phone, internet and/or TDS TV).
This spring, a panel of MTA Foundation members will review the applications and select finalists based on grades, academic achievements, and extra-curricular activities. Preference will be given to students with an interest in telecommunications technology and rural communities.
“We’re proud to support this scholarship as a way to make it easier for high school seniors in Minnesota to pursue a college degree,” says Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs manager at TDS. “It’s a great feeling to help make college a little more affordable for the young people in the communities we serve."
The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade association representing 44 telecommunications providers in the state, including TDS.
NOTE: TDS Telecom applicants should forward their application to Jean Pauk c/o TDS Telecom, 525 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53711; they must be postmarked by February 24, 2017.