Scholarship Opportunities

College Scholarship Opportunities

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the Foundation’s primary focuses. Garden Valley Telephone Company is a member of NTCA and is proud to support the FRS in this worthy endeavor. We are very excited to bring these scholarship and youth tour opportunities to students in our local school districts!

Here’s Your Chance to Win College FRS Scholarships!

Opportunities Include:

$2,000 – Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship
(plus an additional $500 contribution from Garden Valley)
– Staurulakis Family Scholarships
– TMS Scholarships
– Everett Kneece Scholarship
– Roger Cox Memorial Scholarships

Each applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Must receive service from Garden Valley Telephone Company.
  • Be accepted by an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
  • Have at least a C grade point average (GPA).
  • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.

FRS Scholarship Application

Detailed instructions may be obtained from the school superintendents in our service area, or the FRS website at www.frs.org.

We ask that all applications be returned to Garden Valley by February 8, 2019.
We will then see that the applications are forwarded to the FRS.

Garden Valley Technologies
201 Ross Avenue
PO Box 259
Erskine, MN 56535

College Scholarship Opportunities

Garden Valley Technologies has begun a search for scholarship candidates. If selected, candidates will receive a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA) Foundation.

Garden Valley participates in the MTA’s scholarship program and is approaching high schools in their serving area looking for potential scholarship winners. To be eligible, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college; be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from Garden Valley. A telecom alliance panel reviews each application and selects the finalists based on applicants’ grades, academic achievements and extra-curricular activities. Preference to receive the scholarships is given to students who have an interest in telecommunications technology and rural communities.

MTA Scholarship Application

Detailed instructions may be obtained from the school superintendents in our service area, or the MTA website at www.mnta.org.

We ask that all applications be returned to Garden Valley by February 22, 2019.
We will then see that the applications are forwarded to the MTA.

CEO/General Manager
Garden Valley Technologies
201 Ross Avenue
PO Box 259
Erskine, MN 56535