Scholarships

Wilson Communications is proud to offer scholarships to the youth of our communities! Wilson Communications will award two, $500.00 scholarships per each community (not school) in our service area. We recognize thta there may be instances where although a student may attend a school in one community they may however reside in one of our other communities which include Wilson, Brookville, Sylvan Grove, Lucas, Denmark, Tipton or Hunter. We also sponsor applicants to other scholarships offered by the Telecommunications Industry. If you live in our service area and will be graduating High School this year, fill out the application below to apply for any of the scholarships you are interested in.

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients!  We wish you success with all your future plans!

Wilson Communications Scholarship


Each year, Wilson Communications offers scholarship opportunities to the students in our exchanges. Since its inception in 1984, we have awarded $132,000 scholarship to the students in our area. The selected student(s) will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $500 ($250 per semester).

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Deadline: Return to School Counselor by March 27, 2017. Deadline to submit to Wilson Communications is April 3, 2017.

Foundation for Rural Service


FRS, in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues.  Through its various programs and initiatives, FRS strongly supports the continuing education of rural youth.

FRS Scholarship – FRS will fund $2,000 of each scholarship with Wilson Communications providing an additional $500 donation if a sponsored applicant is chosen. It should be noted that preference will be given to individuals expressing an interest to return to work in a rural area following graduation.

FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship – Four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded, with a preference to students who are majoring in math, science, engineering or medicine fields.

TMS Scholarship – Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students.

Everette Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship – This scholarship awards $2,500 to an outstanding student and shows the desire to return to live, work, and contribute to a rural community.

The Colt Ford Scholarship – Awards up to$15,000 to rural students.

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Deadline: Return to Wilson Communications by February 22, 2017 for Sponsor Certification.

FRS Grant Program


FRS Grant Program provides annual grants that range from $250 to $5,000 for communities served by NTCA members.  The goal of this program is to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants will be concentrated in four major areas:

  • Business Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

FRS grants will allow rural communities to take that first step towards a project or plan that can help better the lives of those around them – whether it is smart boards in schools, a Main Street beautification project, better agricultural equipment for farms, start-up money for young entrepreneurs, or basic computer classes. These funds help rural Americans invest in their communities in meaningful ways.

Deadline: Applications for 2017 are not yet available.