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Scholarship Opportunities

Randolph Communications has designed the following scholarship opportunities to be "an investment in the future growth, development, and well-being of our member/subscriber families and the community." Our company's commitment to our customers and the communities we serve extends far beyond the telecom arena. Randolph Communicaitons directors, management, and staff have maintained their resolve to be active corporate citizens in the counties the co-op serves, to stay involved in local community affairs, and to target contribution dollars to a variety of worthwhile civic and charitable causes.

General Scholarship Program

Randolph Communications will award up to seven scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000. There will be one scholarship awarded in each of our seven regions; however if applicants do not qualify then there may not be a scholarship awarded. This decision is at the discretion of the scholarship committee.  If we do not receive any applications for a Region then no scholarship will be awarded for that area.  The scholarship committee reserves the right to award that funding to another desiring applicant.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a dependent or subscriber who has active service in our service area.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school or home school senior who meets the entrance requirements for an accredited college or university.
  • Applicant must submit a completed application packet to RC by the appointed deadline.  Late application packets will not be accepted.
  • Applicants meeting the above criteria will be eligible without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability.

How to Apply

Along with a completed General Scholarship application, please provide the following:

  • One-page Letter of Statement introducing yourself, reason for applying and potential future contributions to your community. Letter must be one-page, double-spaced; size 12 font and must include page header.
  • One-page essay describing the value of your local cooperative to you and your immediate family.  Essay must be one-page, double-spaced; size 12 font and must include page header.
  • Summary of student’s achievements, honors and extracurricular activities.  Must include page header.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation- One Letter of Recommendation from a school leader and one Letter of Recommendation from a community leader.
  • Guidance Counselor Student Profile Form filled out by a Guidance Counselor and submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • Copy of transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores. Recent individual photo to be used for publication. These photos will not be seen by the scholarship committee during the selection process.  (Please do not attach using staples or paperclip.)
  • Submit all application materials noted above to Randolph Communications, Attn: Kady Browne, 317 East Dixie Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203 by deadline noted below.

When to Apply

  • Apply now. Complete scholarship applications must be completed and turned in toyour High School Guidance Counselor and received at the Randolph Communications office located at 317 E. Dixie Drive, Asheboro, no later than April 6, 2018.

Award Procedures

  • Scholarships will be reviewed by a selected scholarship committee comprised of a Randolph Communications Board of Director, the CEO & General Manager, an Accounting Representative, and the Marketing Department.
  • The scholarships will be paid for the benefit and use of the applicant directly to the college or university where the applicant has been accepted as a student or where the applicant is attending classes.
  • Recipients will be recognized in a press release announcing the scholarship winners.
  • An RC representative will recognize recipients at their school on awards day or at graduation if schedules permit.
  • Recipients will be recognized at the RC Annual Meeting that is held the second Saturday in August.
  • Randolph Communications reserves the right to terminate the scholarship if the recipient fails to utilize the scholarship funds within one year of notification.  

 

FRS Scholarship

 

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company. FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and the sponsoring company awards the remaining $500. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

Sponsoring a student for the annual FRS College Scholarship Program is a one-time investment that will last a lifetime. The program empowers rural youth by giving them opportunities for higher education. Our hope is that these students return to rural America to enhance and enrich their rural community with education and experience.

The application for the FRS College Scholarship Program is available each October for the following year's program. Applications must be postmarked to FRS by March 1st of each year and winners will be announced by May 1st of that year.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Randolph Communications General Scholarship Programor the FRS Scholarship, please contact Kad Browne at 336.879.7962 or kbrowne@rtmc.coop.

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