TCT Board Scholarship – Applications Closed 

(Reopening November of 2024)

The TCT Board of Directors’ Scholarship Program is for graduating high school seniors, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, planning to attend a four-year college, junior college, or trade school in the fall of 2025. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students whose parents or legal guardians are members of the Cooperative, and in good standing.  Students must complete an application, including signatures from their school’s counselor and principal.

Foundation for Rural Services Scholarships – Applications Closed

(Reopening November of 2024)

The foundation annually awards scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school. All applicants require a partnership with an NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association member company to be eligible.  FRS has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception; empowering rural students throughout the country to advance their communities with invaluable skill sets and experiences.

FRS Washington D.C. Youth Tour- Applications Closed

(Reopening January 2025)

Youth Tour Events dates: June 3-7 2024

Visit Washington, DC, and see the federal government up close and in action. The FRS Youth Tour brings more than 100 high school students from rural communities across the nation to Washington, DC, for five days to learn about legislative and government processes and the importance of quality broadband connections. TCT will sponsor a student, whose parents or legal guardians are members of the cooperative to attend.  Students must be in high school ages 15, 16, or 17 at the time of the tour, to apply.  Students aged 18 or over are ineligible to attend. Click HERE for application and essay instructions. For information, please contact Angie Schwerdtfeger at 620.767.9014 or

  • Tour famous historical sites and monuments.
  • Meet with the Federal Communications Commission and congressional staff.
  • Experience a special cultural performance.
  • Build relationships with peers that can last a lifetime.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Dance the night away with a Youth Tour mixer.