MINOT, N.D. – SRT is pleased to announce the winners of college scholarships to outstanding area students. Out of nearly 70 applications, four winners were awarded the SRT College Scholarship and each receive $1,500 towards their college tuition. The SRT $2,500 Technical Scholarship winner was also selected.
“SRT encourages students to apply for our scholarships because while the financial assistance is helpful, these students deserve to be recognized for their hard work,” said Steve Lysne, SRT General Manager/CEO. “The applicants are always impressive every year. With an emphasis on community and volunteer activities, we have seen many of these students become successful young adults and we like to think our scholarship plays a small role in helping them reach their goals.”
Applicants for the $1,500 scholarship were not only judged on their scholastic performance and achievements, but also volunteerism and community involvement. Students were required to write an essay discussing how smart devices and tech gadgets have impacted their high school learning experience in a positive way.
The SRT Technical Scholarship also required students to submit their volunteerism and community involvement, scholastic performance, and an essay describing their plans for a future career in telecommunications or a computer technology related field. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from a community member or educator was required. This scholarship is also unique in that it can be awarded to a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college.
The 2019 SRT $1,500 Scholarship recipients are:
- Grace Bachmeier – TGU-Granville High School
- Chase Driscoll – MLS-Mohall High School
- Trent Hunskor – Newburg United High School
- Benjamin Van Berkom – Des Lacs-Burlington High School
The 2019 SRT $2,500 Technical Scholarship winner is Ethin Probst, a Computer Science and Information Technology major who will be transferring to Minot State University in fall 2019.
Scholarship recipients will be honored at the SRT Youth Awards, a special luncheon with the SRT Board of Directors and Executive Staff at SRT Headquarters (3615 N Broadway, Minot) on Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm. Recipients will share their essay, and talk about their plans for the future.
SRT Communications located in Minot, North Dakota is the state’s largest telecommunications cooperative. SRT services include Internet, Security, TV, Phone and Business Services and has served north central North Dakota since 1951, employs more than 200 people, and serves over 48,000 customers.