2019 ETC Scholarship Applications Now Available

Published January 14, 2019

Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) is committed to helping the youth within the communities we serve reach their academic goals by awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarships to local area high school seniors. ETC will be awarding a total of six scholarships: one for $5,000; two at $2,500 each; and three for $1,000 apiece. Applications are now available for the 2019 ETC and national FRED Scholarships.

Graduating seniors (including home-schooled) from each of the following counties in ETC’s fiber and/or wireless markets are eligible to apply: Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland, and Union. All students are given equal consideration, with no guarantees for a winner from any given school. ETC scholarship applications must be submitted to ETC (Attn: Anita Fledderman) by March 29, 2019. Applications for the ETC Scholarships are available at local high school guidance offices, or online at etczone.com/community/scholarships/. These can also be picked up at any ETC office.

Each year, ETC is also eligible to sponsor high school seniors for the FRS (Foundation for Rural Service) Scholarship which is in cooperation with NTCA (The Rural Broadband Association). This award is presented to rural America’s students who have a desire to return to a rural community following graduation. The general FRS Scholarship is $2,500 and awarded to one student within each of the NTCA’s six geographic membership regions. Several other FRS scholarships are also available. FRS applications and more details can be found online at www.frs.org/youth-programs. FRS applications must be endorsed by an NTCA member representative. ETC’s designated representative is Anita Fledderman. Requests for endorsement can be made to her at 812-623-0218 or afledderman@etc1.net. FRS applications and other required documents must be postmarked to FRS, 4121 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203 no later than March 1, 2019.