I grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota and wanted to attend college somewhere close to my rural community. The scholarship I received from FRS and Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative made a significant impact on my life. It meant so much that someone else saw potential in me and wanted to invest in my education and development. My scholarship deepened my connection with my rural community. It encouraged me to give back to the community that gave so much to me and helped me to become who I am today.”
Kate Martin
- 2004 FRS College Scholarship Winner

2016 FRS Scholarship Winners

$7,000 Everett Kneece Scholarship Winner

Hailey Kellum
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative (MT)
(Northwest Region)


$5,000 Staurulakis Family Scholarship (JSI) Winners

Joseph Pennington
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative (MT)
(Northwest Region)

Felicity Manhollan
Canadian Valley Telephone Company (OK)
(Southwest Region)

Cameron Nichols
Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (IN)
(Northeast Region)

Jacob Bingham
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Company (KY)
(Southeast Region)


$1,500 TMS Scholarship Winners

Ja'Nae Clapp
TMS (KY)
(Southeast Region)

Blake Downs
Triangle Telephone Cooperative (MT)
(Northwest Region)

$2,500 FRS Scholarship Winners

Southeast Region

Austin Barry
Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative (TN)

Hannah Matthew
Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative (TN)

Lydia Burcham
Wilkes Communications (NC)

Alyssa Heard
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (AL)

Harli Hall
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (AL)

Madison Medrano
North Central Telephone Cooperative (TN)

Brad Sells
Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (TN)

Guthrie Lattanzi
Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (TN)

Catherine Bishop
Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (TN)

Rachel Crowder
Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (TN)

Adrianna Minton
Pineland Telephone Cooperative (GA)

Jade Shepherd
SkyLine Membership Corporation (NC)

Meredith Jessup
Surry Telephone Membership Corporation (NC)

Northeast Region

Brady Covert
Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (IN)

Rowan Turcott
Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (IN)

Benjamin Crumbacher
Endeavor Communications (IN)

Brittany Howie
Egyptian Telephone Cooperative Association (IL)

Central Region

Rebecca Wellnitz
Great Plains Communications (NE)

Jessica Wise
Walnut Communications (IA)

Jaden Schafer
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company (NE)

Gage Gibney
Northeast Nebraska Telephone Company (NE)

Jordan Longabaugh
Rainbow Telecommunications Association (KS)

Allison Basore
Tri-County Telephone Association (KS)

Andrea Buss
Nex-Tech (KS)

Joseph Taylor
Cambridge Telephone Company (NE)

Rylan Purdun
GRM Networks (MO)

Kyle White
Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation (MO)

Kattie Davis
BPS Telephone Company (MO)

Natalie Crockett
BPS Telephone Company (MO)

Tara Boushie
Steelville Telephone Exchange (MO)

Rebekah Christiansen
Dumont Telephone Company (IA)

Morgan Baxter
Green Hills Telephone Corporation (MO)

North Central Region

Victor Gronvold
North Dakota Telephone Company (ND)

Chandler Dick
North Dakota Telephone Company (ND)

Jared Dullum
Polar Communications Mutual Aid Corp. (ND)

Miranda Skancke
Alliance Communications Cooperative (SD)

Anna Koeppe
RC Technologies (SD)

Schea Bullhead
West River Telecommunications Cooperative (ND)

Robert Rohloff
Federated Telephone Cooperative (MN)

Madison Styles
James Valley Cooperative Telephone Company (SD)

Bailey Miles
James Valley Cooperative Telephone Company (SD)

Madeline Kertzmann
Emily Cooperative Telephone Company (MN)

Lydia Lindenfelser
Garden Valley Telephone Company (MN)

Megan Espeseth
Garden Valley Telephone Company (MN)

Sarah Brouillard
Arvig (MN)

MacKenzi Nelson
Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative (ND)

Connor Entzi
Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative (ND)

Gina Holdvogt
Albany Mutual Telephone Association (MN)

Northwest Region

Fox Avery
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative (OR)

Mollie Simonson
Nemont Telephone Cooperative (MT)

Nancy Christensen
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (ID)

Southwest Region

Hannah Janssen
YK Communications (TX)

Laura McFatter
Cameron Telephone Company (LA)

Hannah LaCaze
Cameron Telephone Company (LA)

Brantson Cook
Taylor Telephone Cooperative (TX)

Laythen Adams
Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative (TX)

Noe Sandoval Monjaraz
Cap Rock Telephone Cooperative (TX)

Caitlin Corcoran
Nortex Communications (TX)

Lizzbeth Jordan
Big Bend Telephone Co. (TX) 

Associate Member

Hannah Groth
MP Nexlevel, LLC (MN)