Wilson Communications is proud to offer scholarships to the youth of our communities! The selected student(s) will be awarded one $500 scholarships. We also sponsor applicants to other scholarships offered by the Telecommunications Industry. If you live in our service area and will be graduating High School this year, fill out the application below to apply for any of the scholarships you are interested in.
Since its inception in 1984, the Wilson Communications’ Scholarship Program has awarded over $160,000.00 in scholarship opportunities to students in our service area. We strongly believe that our youth are the future of our rural communities, and we are honored to offer these opportunities to them. The selected student(s) will be awarded one $500 scholarships.Eligibility
Everything we encounter in our daily lives is incredibly dependent on the concepts of information technology. Information technology can encompass a range of fields from network basics to web design, data analysis to systems infrastructure, information security to troubleshooting. Wilson Communications recognizes the importance these skills have in the future of modern technology and will award one, nonrenewable $1000.00 scholarship to those dedicated in pursuing and education in information technology or related field.Eligibility
There are many paths to higher education, and they do not all conform to the same map. Many students choose to postpone college or move directly into the workforce bypassing a university education altogether. It is only later that they decide to pursue a higher education, either to improve their professional opportunities, or to expand their general knowledge. Still other students may have had their college careers interrupted, either by growing families or financial difficulties, and only later return to complete what they had started. Wilson Communications understands that more and more adult students are heading to college and is proud to offer one, non-renewable $500 scholarship opportunity to those who fit this mold and are seeking to return to learning.Eligibility
FRS, in cooperation with NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. Through its various programs and initiatives, FRS strongly supports the continuing education of rural youth.
FRS Scholarship - FRS will fund $2,000 of each scholarship with Wilson Communications providing an additional $500 donation if a sponsored applicant is chosen. It should be noted that preference will be given to individuals expressing an interest to return to work in a rural area following graduation.
FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship - Four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded, with a preference to students who are majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine fields.
TMS Scholarship - Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students.
Everette Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship - This scholarship awards $2,500 to an outstanding student and shows the desire to return to live, work, and contribute to a rural community.
The Colt Ford Scholarship - Awards up to $15,000 to rural students.
Deadline: Applications must be turned in before February 25, 2022.
As part of the Foundation for Rural Service’s ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, FRS is offering aid for communities served by NTCA members, like Wilson Communications, through its annual Community Grants Program. These grants are designed to provide support to a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. The grants support a variety of projects concentrated in the four major categories listed below. You may also visit the FRS website to see examples of previous awarded projects, many of them in Kansas!