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NCC 2018 Scholarship Applications

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 and receiving local exchange telephone service from NCC.   

Applications can be accessed by the links below. Scholarship applications were sent to the schools previously. Additional applications may be obtained by contacting NCC at 701-568-3331 or 800-245-5884.

 

  • Arthur S. Johnson Scholarship: For the thirty-third 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 2018. These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and students in post secondary institutions. Application deadline is March 16, 2018.

 

  • Kenneth Lund Jr. Scholarship: For the sixteenth 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 2018. 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 16, 2018.

 

  • The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship: For the fourteenth 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, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). In 2018, 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 to NCC by February 26, 2018, so they can be signed by our General Manager and mailed to FRS by March 1, 2018.

 

  • The FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship: The FRS is proud to announce the seventh 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 2018 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 above FRS Scholarship will be used for this scholarship. Students with a focus in the science, math, medicine, or engineering will be automatically considered for these Staurulakis Family Scholarships. With the generous addition of the Staurulakis Family Scholarships, the Foundation will offer nearly $100,000 annually to help rural students attain a higher education. As stated above, applications must be submitted to NCC by February 26, 2018 so they can be signed by our General Manager and mailed to FRS by March 1, 2018.