Animal Science or Ag Business
ND State College of Science
Kinesiology & Sports Management/Physical Therapy
SD School of Mines & Technology
Kinesiology & Sports Management
SDSU or NSU
Accounting & Instrumental Music
Graphic Design & Computer Science
The Foundation for Rural Service awards national scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $500 of which is contributed by Venture Communications when the recipient is from our service area. This scholarship gives preference to students expressing interest in working in a rural area after graduation. All applicants must have a parent or legal guardian who is an active Venture Communications member.
Learn more about the FRS Scholarship.
The South Dakota Telecommunications Association (SDTA) annually awards scholarships under two separate programs or scholarship funds administered by the South Dakota Community Foundation, those two programs/funds include our “SDTA Memorial Scholarships” and our “Brian Meyer Memorial Scholarships.”
Learn more about the SDTA Scholarship.
With an active law career that spanned more than 70 years, James Bass helped secure funds for rural telephone systems to bring modern telephone service to rural areas. He was pivotal in the creation of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, where he served as one of the organization’s earliest Presidents. Mr. Bass continued his leadership with service for more than 50 years as legal counsel, guiding NTCA through many challenges and opportunities.
Recognizing Mr. Bass’s impact to the industry and his passion for the legal profession, the NTCA Board established a scholarship for students entering their first year of law school and who have an interest in rural communities. The first James L. Bass Legal Scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2021 and be at least $5,000.
Learn more about The James L. Bass Legal Scholarship.
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