Raleigh, NC - Five students from CarolinaLink member companies were recently awardedscholarships through the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), an organization which supports rural telecommunication companies and their members. Each cooperative is a member of the FRS and each year the organization awards annual scholarships to qualifying students across rural America.
FOCUS Broadband – Amanda Jacobs was awarded the $1,000 Roger Alan Cox Scholarship. Jacobs plans to study at Appalachian State University in the fall.
Randolph Communications –Haley Langley was awarded a FRS Scholarship of $2,500. Langley plans to study at Campbell University.
Star Communications – Kolby Jessup was awarded a FRS Scholarship of $2,500. Jessup plans to attend the University of Mount Olive in the fall.
Surry Communications – Katelyn Griggs was awarded the JSI Scholarship of $5,000. Katelyn Griggs plans to attend Gardner-Webb University. Sydney Griggs was awarded a FRS Scholarship of $2,500. Sydney Griggs will further her education at High Point University in the Fall.
“Each of these five students are very deserving of the FRS scholarships,” said Kim Garner, CarolinaLink President. “We recognize the commitment these individuals have given to their schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and volunteerism and CarolinaLink is proud to see so much representation from rural North Carolina with these national scholarships.”
The FRS Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to students across rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company and NTCA members help spread the word in their communities about the available scholarships.