In cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and its members, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. FRS is committed to educational achievement in rural communities, recognizing that tomorrow’s economic and civic development depends on the involvement and commitment of today’s youth. As a member of NTCA, PTC customers qualify for multiple college scholarships. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company. FRS funds $2,000 for each scholarship, and the sponsoring company awards the remaining $500. Applications must be postmarked to FRS by March 1st and winners will be announced by May 1, 2019. Students must turn their applications into our office by February 20th. Go to frs.org to learn about additional college scholarships funded by various NTCA members ranging from $500 up to $7,000. The 2018 deadlines are approaching soon.