Wisconsin students earn WSTF scholarships

TDS presents scholarships to 13 high school seniors.

Join TDS Telecom in congratulating Madison resident and 2017 Edgewood High School graduate Julianna Kuecker, a Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) scholarship recipient.

Kuecker is one of 31 Wisconsin high school seniors to receive a $1,500 award this year. She plans to attend UW-Madison with an interest to become a healthcare provider.

In addition to Kuecker, TDS also presented WSTF scholarships to the following Wisconsin high schoolers:

  • Sigal Felber, Verona High School, $1500; plans to attend Kenyon College in Ohio
  • Katelyn Fritz, Southwestern Wisconsin High School, $1,500; plans to attend St. Ambrose University in Iowa
  • Preston Gringas, Medford High School, $1500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Jack Herkert, Verona High School, $1500; plans to attend Stanford University
  • Victoria Lammar, Medford High School, $1500; plans to attend UW-Stout
  • Hope Schier, River Ridge High School, $1,500; plans to attend UW-Madison
  • Madeline Zutz, Valders High School, $1500; plans to attend University of Minnesota
  • Mikayla Schmeiser, Auburndale High School, $750; plans to attend UW-Marshfield
  • Mallory Bahl, Lancaster High School, $500; plans to attend Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • Kami Christianson, Valders High School, $500; plans to attend UW-Manitowoc
  • Coy Krings, Auburndale High School, $500; plans to attend Mid-State Technical College
  • Nicole Sturmer, River Ridge High School, $500; plans to attend Northeast Iowa Community College

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 local students by supporting the WSTF scholarship and its recipients,” said Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs Manager at TDS Telecom.

The WSTF awarded more than $51,000 in scholarships this year. Since 1966, the program has given more than $1.5 million to help students further their education.

The foundation is part of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, a trade organization representing more than 60 telephone companies, internet service providers, and wireless carriers in Wisconsin.

Media Contact: Mary Mulcahy, Public Relations Intern / TDS Telecom / 608-664-0353 / Mary.Mulcahy@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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