FRS Scholarship Program
FRS Scholarship Program Applications Available
If you have a son or daughter graduating from high school this spring, he or she may be eligible for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship sponsored locally by Chesnee Communications.
In 2018, FRS will award scholarships per geographic region of the NTCA membership and one sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications received per region. FRS will fund $2,000 of each scholarship, with the sponsoring organization of each winning student providing a $500 match. Additionally:
- Four $5,000 Staurulakis Family Scholarships will be awarded, with a preference to students who are majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine.
- Two $1,500 TMS scholarships will be awarded to students.
- One $7,000 Everett Kneece Scholarship will be awarded.
- Three $500 Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarships
According to the FRS, more than two-thirds of rural Americans with postsecondary degrees never return to their rural communities, so this program gives particular emphasis to those students who plan to return to their community following college.