Scholarship Available to Area Seniors

We are proud to offer these scholarship opportunities through the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. They seek to enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues and strongly support the continuing education of rural youth. Here are the scholarships available:

  • Four $5,000 Staurulakis Family Scholarships

    • Preference to students majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine

  • Two $1,500 TMS Scholarships

  • One $7,000 Everett Kneece Scholarship

  • Three $500 Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarships

  • $2,000 scholarship from FRS, with a $500 match from Runestone Telecom

    • Scholarships will be awarded per geographic region of the NTCA membership and one sponsored NTCA Associate member. The awards are distributed proportionate to the

      number of applications received

Each applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Be a US citizen

  • Be accepted by an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school

  • Have at least a C grade point average (GPA)

  • Express interest to return to a rural community following graduation

  • A parent of the applicant must have at least one service from us to be considered for these awards

The application must be postmarked to FRS no later than March 1, 2018. A signature from our general manager, board of director or designated employee of Runestone Telecom is required. You can find the application on our website: or clicking at the FRS website: 

The Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation is giving away six $2,000 scholarships to students attending post-secondary education at a university, college or technical college. You must be a Minnesota resident and the applicant's family must receive one service from Runestone Telecom. You can find the application by clicking here.