Minot, ND – The 2019 SRT College Scholarship Program applications are available. With five local scholarships awarded, a total of $8,500 will be given to students in 2019. In addition to SRT’s opportunities, SRT partners with the Foundation for Rural Service to offer national scholarships.
Four winners will be selected to each receive a $1,500 SRT general scholarship. The SRT scholarship program highlights community involvement. However, applicants are also judged on school activities, an essay response, and GPA.
The SRT Technical Scholarship will award $2,500 to one student. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students studying telecommunications or other computer technology related fields.
SRT is also proud to partner as a member of the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) to participate in a national scholarship program that could provide local students with scholarships. Students submitting an FRS application are eligible for multiple national scholarship opportunities.
“Last Spring, SRT increased the scholarship dollars awarded to students. Our board of directors felt it was important to assist students working to further their education,” said SRT CEO/General Manager Steve Lysne. “In addition to our local dollars given out, two students from our area were both awarded a national scholarship through FRS. Those two were chosen from 1,400 applicants from across the country, so we strongly encourage students to apply for all our scholarship opportunities.”
Applications are available at area schools, SRT offices, and online srt.com/srtcares. Applications for FRS Scholarships are due February 22nd, and SRT Scholarship applications are due March 1st. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April and an awards lunch will be held for the winners.
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 40,000 customers.