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.

Wilson Communications Scholarship

Since its inception in 1984, the Wilson Communications’ Scholarship Program has awarded over $143,000.00 in scholarship opportunities to students in our service area. We strongly believe that our youth are the future for our rural communities, and we are honored to offer these opportunities to them.

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Deadline: Return to Counselor/Administrator: March 26, 2021 (due to Wilson Communications April 2, 2021).

Foundation for Rural Service

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.

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Deadline: March 5th, 2021.

FRS Grant Program

FRS Grant Program provides annual grants that range from $250 to $5,000 for communities served by NTCA members. The goal of this program is to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants will be concentrated in four major areas:

  • Business Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

FRS grants will allow rural communities to take that first step towards a project or plan that can help better the lives of those around them - whether it is smart boards in schools, a Main Street beautification project, better agricultural equipment for farms, start-up money for young entrepreneurs, or basic computer classes. These funds help rural Americans invest in their communities in meaningful ways.

Deadline: 2018 Grant Applications will be available in lat April 2018.