Earn a Scholarship from FTC!

  • FTC will award one $3,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior.

  • FTC will award one $3,000 scholarship to a student already enrolled in college or vocational-technical school.

  • Applicants must live in the FTC service area, and their legal guardian/parent or applicant must be an FTC customer.

  • Completed applications must be received at FTC’s business office no later than 4 p.m. on March 6, 2020.

2020 FTC Scholarship

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Scholarship Program. Through this program, we seek to recognize two students from the FTC service area who is deserving of special recognition. The two deserving students will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship to be used at the accredited institution of their choice. One of the scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior and one scholarship will be awarded to an enrolled college, university or vocational-technical student. We are not looking for the most intelligent or the most active students. Rather, we are looking for the students who display a combination of these qualities.

  • Be a graduating high school senior or attending an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Must be claimed as a dependent on the tax return of a FTC customer or its affiliate
  • Must have active telecommunications service with FTC or its affiliate
  • Have at least an overall B or 3.0 grade point average
  • Complete the online scholarship application in full.
  • Prepare an essay, one page or 350 words in length, telling us why we should award you this scholarship.
  • Include a resume that lists activities in which you have been involved in and the number of years you have participated in each. Also include any offices held.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member. Please have the person to include their contact information and relation to you.
  • Submit an educator’s letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  • Include a copy of your most recent grade transcript. If available, include test scores and/or class rank with the transcript.

Applications must be received at the Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative office no later than March 5, 2020.

Submit online OR mail completed applications to:
(Do not separate documents. Submit online ONLY or mail ONLY.)

Online:

farmerstel.com/scholarships/ftc-scholarship/

By Mail:

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative Attn: Marketing Department
P.O. Box 217
Rainsville, AL 35986

  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Educator’s Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcript
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FRS Scholarship also available!

2020 FRS Scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. 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 your NTCA member company, Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative. FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and your sponsoring company, FTC, awards the remaining $500. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education.

This year, these applications are being accepted online. Students will need to follow these directions for submitting applications.

Students are required to create an NTCA account to submit an application. They will need to select Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (Rainsville, AL) as their NTCA sponsoring company in the employer field.

These applications must be submitted online before March 6, 2020.

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High school students could win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.!

  • Students must be in high school, age 16 or 17, at the time of the tour to qualify.

  • Applicants must live in the FTC service area, and their legal guardian/parent must be an FTC customer.

  • Completed applications must be received at FTC’s business office no later than 4 p.m. on March 12, 2020.

2020 FRS Youth Tour

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) will be sending two high school students from within the FTC service area to the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour in Washington D.C. June 6-10, 2020. The FRS Youth Tour will be a five-day, all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. sponsored by Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative.

The FRS Youth Tour provides students from rural areas with a first-hand look at the telecommunications industry. It educates students about the legislative and governmental processes. It also gives students the rare opportunity to spend four days in the nation’s capital visiting famous historical sites, including the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Cathedral, the U.S. Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery. This trip will present the opportunity for students to meet other high school students from rural communities across the country and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative will select two high school students within the FTC service area that will represent the company and community well. The students must be in high school, age 16 or 17, at the time of the tour. FRS will not accept any student 18 years of age and over. No exceptions will be made. The students will be selected by participating in a speaking contest sponsored by Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative where the students will give a 3-5 minute speech on “Which Technology Is Most Important to Me and Why”. The students’ speeches will be judged on the clarity of message and projection of idea, depth, originality, organization, reference, grammar, posture, voice, and the attention of audience. The top two speakers from the speaking contest will be the ones who will get to participate in the 2020 FRS Youth Tour. In order to participate in the speaking contest, the student must maintain an overall B average. And the student must be claimed as a dependent on the tax return of a FTC customer or its affiliate and also, must receive active telecommunications service from Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative or its affiliate. The speaking contest will be Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville.

Questions concerning the FRS Youth Tour, speaking contest or all other inquiries may be addressed with Kim Williams at 256-638-2144 Ext. 2119 or kwilliams@staff.farmerstel.com.

  • Must be a high school student, age 16 or 17, at the time of the tour. FRS will not accept any student 18 years of age and over. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Must maintain an overall grade average of 80.00 or above
  • Receive telecommunications service from Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative or its affiliate
  • Prepare a 3-5 minute speech on “Which Technology Is Most Important to Me and Why” for the speaking contest on March 31, at 1:00 pm at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville
  • Complete the online application.
  • Prepare a typed copy of the speech. The speech should not include your name or school information. This information should be included on a cover page attached to the speech.
  • Secure a signed statement from the school guidance counselor on school stationary, which includes the student’s name, age, date of birth, grade average (carried out to the nearest hundredth).
  • Present a 3-5 minute speech on “Which Technology Is Most Important to Me and Why” at the speaking contest on Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 pm at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville.
  • Return the supporting documents to FTC ‘s business office no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Mail To:

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative
Attn: Marketing Department
P.O. Box 217
Rainsville, AL 35986

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