Scholarship Information

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

Foundation for Rural Service DC Youth Tour June 1-5, 2022 – Now Open

Every summer, the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour brings together high school students from across rural America to visit our nation’s capital and learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides a forum for teens to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities, as well as, key legislative, regulatory and government figures. TCT sponsors one student each year. The tour spans across 5 days, in the first part of June. Deadline to apply and submit essay, April 30th 2022, FRS is requiring proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.  

Students must submit a 100 word essay explaining why broadband is important to their rural community. Click Here for applicaiton. 

D.C. Youth Tour Eligibility

  • Parent or guardian of student must be a current member of the TCT Cooperative, in good standing
  • Students MUST be high school students, age 16 or 17, and going into their Junior or Senior year of high school, at the time of the Youth Tour
  • Student must agree to take photos of tour and work with TCT Productions to create a video summarizing their experience
  • Student must agree to allow TCT to post tour photos on TCT’s social media pages

2018 Youth Tour Video 

For further information, please call Angie Schwerdtfeger at:
620.767.9014 or 800.362.2576, or email: ASchwerdtfeger@tctainc.net

TCT Board Scholarship – Open December 1, 2021 – Now 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 4, 2022

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 for scholarship form

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarships – Now Closed

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 foundation annually awards scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school to a select group of the over 1,500 applicants. All applicants require sponsorship by an NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association member company to be eligible.

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 $500 of the scholarship, with FRS funding $2,000 of the scholarship. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

Click HERE to go to the FRS website – please contact Angie Schwerdtfeger at 620.767.9014 or aschwerdtfeger@tctainc.net to get your account registration number.