FRS Scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses. Our company, Adams Telephone Co-Operative, is a member of the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and is proud to support FRS in this worthy endeavor. 

These scholarships are available to students for the student’s first year of college or vocational school. All applicants require sponsorship by an NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association member company to be eligible and must meet the following eligibility requirements. 

  • Must be a graduating high school senior
  • Have at least a C grade point average
  • Be accepted by an accredited 2-year or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school
  • Must live in a household with telephone service provided by Adams Telephone Co-Operative. These exchanges are Augusta (392), Chambersburg (327), Coatsburg/Paloma (455), Fishhook (338), Golden/La Prairie (696), Hersman (289), Lima (985), Loraine (938) Mendon (936), Meyer (647), Mindale (667), Plymouth (458), and Ursa (964).

Should a student from our service area be selected as a national FRS winner ($2,000), Adams will contribute an additional $1,000 to the scholarship, brining the total one-time scholarship award to $3,000. In the event we do not have a national winner, Adams will award up to two $1,000 scholarships.

The deadline for the 2022 Scholarship was Friday, February 25, 2022. 

We are currently awaiting information from the FRS regarding this years winner(s). Details regarding the 2023 Scholarship will be available in the late fall of 2022. Please check this webpage regularly for information about the application requirements and process. 

Past Winners

2005
Erika Ellefritz
National $2,500 Winner
Southeastern High School

2006
Lynnea Rosendale
National $2,500 Winner
Southeastern High School

2007
Lucas Shriver
Unity High School

2008
Brian Kircher
Unity High School

2009
Logan White
National $2,500 Winner
Southeastern High School

2010
Amanda Rosendale
Southeastern High School

2011
Kelly Costigan
Unity High School

2012
Sara Frese
Central High School

2013
Emery Gronewold
Central High School

2014
Marcus Jansen
Unity High School

2015
Jordan Cook
Central High School

2016
Kayden Miller
Unity High School

2017
Kirsten Pratt
National $2,500 Winner
Unity High School

2018
Georgia Graham
National $2,500 Winner
Unity High School

2019
Delaney Lantz
Southeastern High School

2020
Austin Cornwell
Unity High School

Gabriel Maynard
Unity High School

2021
Audrey Kaufman
Unity High School

Great Shaffer
Unity High School