Scholarship Information

TCT is excited to announce the following available scholarships to our members.

TCT Board Scholarship – Closed

Each year TCT’s Board of Directors award six, one-thousand dollar scholarships. One scholarship is awarded per district and one is awarded for the East and West At Large Districts combined. Students must be a high school senior whose parents or legal guardians are members of the Cooperative (cellular numbers are excluded) Students must completely fill out the TCT Scholarship Application form, including signatures from their school counselor, school principal and legal guardian, and return it to the TCT Business Office, or mail it to TCT, Attn: Scholarships, PO Box 299, Council Grove, KS 66846. Deadline is March 3, 2023

Students must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be planning to attend a four- year college, university, junior college, or trade school. Winners will be selected in a random drawing.

Click Here to Apply.

Foundation for Rural Washington D.C. Youth Tour:  Deadline to Apply March 17th 2023

Tour Dates: May 31 – June 4.- Closed

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. NTCA member companies, including your telecommunications provider, sponsor students and chaperones to attend and see our nation’s capital in action. Click Here for Applicaiton and Essay Instructions

  • Tour famous historical sites and monuments.
  • Meet with 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.

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarships – Closed

Since 1994, the Foundation for Rural Service, FRS, has worked to help as many people and communities across the nation as possible. We believe that the future of our rural communities is intrinsically linked to the future of our nation as a whole. 

The foundation annually awards scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school. All applicants require sponsorship by 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.  

The value of the scholarships ranges from $500-$7,000, based on a variety of criteria. One application qualifies a student for all available FRS scholarships.  

TCT will only sponsor students whose parent or guardian are an Associate Member of the TCT Cooperative, Non-TCT Cooperative Members need not apply. TCT supplies part of the funding for these scholarships, with the FRS. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education. CLICK HERE to apply. 

Please contact Angie Schwerdtfeger at for information.