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 5, 2021.

2021 FTC Scholarship

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) is pleased to announce its 2021 Scholarship Program. Through this program, we seek to recognize two students from the FTC service area who are 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, 2021.

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



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!

2021 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 5, 2021.

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