Scholarships now available to Wisconsin high school seniors

Scholarship applications are now available to Wisconsin High School seniors interested in applying for a Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarship. The one-time $500 and $1,500 scholarships are made possible by local telecoms including TDS Telecom.

Applications are available from high school guidance counselors and online at the WSTF web site. To be considered for a one-time $500 or $1,500 scholarship, applications must be postmarked by Feb. 3, 2015.

“Supporting high school seniors as they pursue a college degree is very important to us at TDS Telecom,” says Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs manager at TDS. “We are pleased to once again be partnering with the WSTF to make this scholarship available, to help make college just a little more affordable for the young people in the communities we serve."

TDS joins other incumbent telephone companies and cooperatives across the state to offer the WSTF scholarships. In 2014, the Foundation awarded more than $50,000 to 39 students statewide, including:
$1,500 scholarships to 30 graduating high school students
$1,500 Bruce Reuber Memorial Scholarship
$750 scholarships to five first-year students attending Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's Electronics Telecommunications Program
$500 scholarships to three technical college students

In March, 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, starting in May, during the recipient’s high school graduation ceremony or awards night programs.

Since 1966, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.38 million in scholarships to nearly 1,100 students. The Foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, a trade organization representing more than 65 Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (including TDS Telecom), Internet Service Providers, and Wireless Carriers in Wisconsin.

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NOTE: TDS Telecom applicants should forward their application to Jean Pauk c/o TDS Telecom, 525 Junction Rd, Madison, WI  53711 by February 3, 2015.


For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager – Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4471 |

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], a Fortune 1000® company. 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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