SRT has a reputation for being a good corporate citizen. We are dedicated to supporting community activities, such as contributing financial support or donating items or service. In addition, SRT strives to participate in hometown events and also offer opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders. Moreover, SRT supports efforts that bring positive change and help communities flourish.
SRT supports educational opportunities through our scholarship program, awarding over $90,000 in scholarships since its initiation. The SRT Scholarship program involves a General Scholarship, as well as a Technical Scholarship, with rewards ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. Additionally, SRT is a member of the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), so students within our service area are eligible to win these national awards.
We award $1,500 to four students. This is based on academics, an essay response, community involvement and school activities.
We award $2,500 to one student. The winner must intend to study telecommunications, graphic design, or other computer technology related fields.
Foundation for Rural Service provides multiple national scholarship opportunities for students in our area.
SRT contributes to community programs throughout the SRT area. Priority is given to programs which encourage community involvement, support vital needs, and promote utilization of technology.
We know that local events bring communities together while helping them thrive. Because of this, SRT loves participating in various community activities year-round. Let us know if we can be part of something special in your town!
SRT is proud to support local economic development. We encourage local businesses and community organizations to apply for the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program. Loans are available for organizations bringing economic development value to the area. Notably, these loans start at $5,000. The project must bring economic development to the area. However, 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.