2020 NCC

Scholarships

2020 NCC

Scholarships

Overview

In support of continuing education for rural youth, Northwest Communications Cooperative (NCC) is proud to sponsor three scholarship programs. To qualify, the applicants’ parents or legal guardians must be members of NCC.

Applications for the following scholarships are sent to area schools and colleges/universities. Additional applications may be obtained by contacting NCC at 701-568-3331 or 800-245-5884. The scholarship applications are also available below for download

Arthur S. Johnson Scholarship

Arthur S. Johnson Scholarship:  For the thirty-fifth year, NCC is sponsoring this scholarship which was established in honor of previous manager, Art Johnson, who worked for NCC from 1951 to 1985. NCC will be awarding four (4) $1,000 scholarships in 2020. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and students in post secondary institutions. Application deadline is March 13, 2020.

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Kenneth Lund, Jr. Scholarship

Kenneth Lund, Jr. Scholarship:  For the eighteenth year, NCC is pleased to sponsor a technology scholarship. This scholarship was established in honor of previous General Manager Kenneth Lund, Jr., who worked for NCC from 1969 to 2003. NCC will be awarding two (2) $1,000 technology scholarships in 2020. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students enrolled in a curriculum studying the telecommunications and/or computer technology field at an accredited technical school or a two or four-year college/university. Application deadline is March 13, 2020.

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The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship:  For the sixteenth year, NCC is excited to offer students in our local school districts the opportunity to apply for this national scholarship program sponsored by our national affiliate, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. In 2020, FRS will award thirty (30) $2,500 scholarships to rural high school seniors. This scholarship is not available to students in post secondary institutions. Local students in our service area will be competing with other rural students in our NTCA region, which includes ND, SD, MN, and WI. Should a student from our service area be selected to receive one of the 30 scholarships, FRS will fund $2,000 and NCC will fund $500. The FRS scholarship is not a scholarship based on grade point average. Rather, it is geared toward seniors who are good, solid students, but may not qualify for scholarship programs based solely upon GPA. Some preference may be given to individuals expressing an interest to return to work in a rural area following graduation. Applications must be submitted online to FRS by March 6, 2020.

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The FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship

The FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship:  The FRS is proud to announce the ninth year of four scholarships funded by Manny and Leo Staurulakis, of John Staurulakis, Inc. (JSI) in honor of their parents, John and Chresanthe Staurulakis and to celebrate 50 years of service to the rural telephone industry. In 2020 JSI will award four (4) $5,000 scholarships to rural high school seniors. This scholarship is not available to students in post secondary institutions.

The application used for the FRS Scholarship will be used for this scholarship.

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