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SRT has a reputation for being a good corporate citizen and is dedicated to supporting activities which ensure the future well-being of our communities. Each year, SRT makes notable contributions of financial support, merchandise, and services and participates in community events supporting efforts that bring positive change and help communities thrive.



SRT supports educational opportunities through our scholarship program, awarding over $90,000 in scholarships since its initiation. Our SRT General College Scholarships will again be presented to four students with $1,500 awarded per student. In addition, we also offer the $2,500 SRT Technical Scholarship to one student.

2019 Scholarship Form


SRT General Scholarship - $1,500 (4 available) / Students are evaluated on community involvement, school involvement, grades and an essay. 


SRT Technical Scholarship

SRT Technical Scholarship - $2,500 (1 available) / This award focuses on a student studying telecommunications or other computer technology related fields. It requires students to write an essay about future career plans, submit a letter of recommendation along with community activities and academics. 

The SRT Technical Scholarship can be used to attend four-year colleges, two-year programs and technical schools. If you know a student from our service area who is planning on or currently attending a two-year technical college such as North Dakota State College of Science, Bismarck State College, or Minnesota State-Wadena and studying in a tech-related field, we highly encourage them to apply!

In addition to our local scholarships, SRT offers national scholarships through NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). SRT is proud to announce that out of 1,400 applicants, two students from our service area were awarded prestigious $5,000 FRS JSI Staurulakis Family Scholarships earlier this year! The scholarships offered through FRS focus on college students who desire to live within a rural area following graduation.


2019 FRS Scholarship Form

FRS Scholarship - $2,500 (awards based off number of applications)  / This award focuses on students who wish to return to a rural area after college. 

FRS JSI Staurulakis Family Scholarships - $5,000 (4 available)  / Awards are given to students who plan to focus on math, science, engineering or medicine. 

Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship - $7,000 
(1 available) / This scholarship aims to focus on a student who desires to live within a rural area following graduation.

Roger Alan Cox Scholarship - $500 (3 available) / These awards are given to students to ensure rural Americans have access to the same opportunities, education and technology as urban areas.




SRT contributes to community based programs whose beneficiaries are in the SRT serving area.  Priority is given to programs which encourage community involvement, support vital needs, and promote utilization of technology. Unfortuntately SRT receives more requests than we are able to accomodate and we are generally unable to suport donations to individuals, political or religious activities, or trips and travel.

Please submit your request using our Online Donation Request Form or print the request form below.

SRT Donation & Sponsorship Request Form

                  Printable Donation Request Form




We know that special events bring communities together and we love to participate!  Let us know if we can be part of something special in your town!



SRT is proud to support local economic development and encourages local businesses and community organizations to apply for the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program. Loans starting at $5,000 are available for organizations bringing economic development value to the area. The project must bring economic development to the area and SRT cannot be a lender of last resort. The program is not meant to compete with local banking institutions, instead it is meant as a supplement to other financing options. Business plans are required and this pre-application is available for interested parties. For more information, contact Cassidy Hjelmstad at 701-838-9719.

RedLg Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program Pre- Application

SRT Vision Statement


To be recognized by our customers, employees and the communities we serve as an innovative company, dedicated to making the lives of those we serve better by virtue of the services that we offer them.