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.

Scholarship applications will only be accepted online on Kaleidoscope and are due by Wednesday, February 8, 2023. 

  1. Begin online application.
  2. Choose Adams Telephone Co-Operative (Golden, IL) as your sponsor.
  3. Submit application by Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

If you need assistance or have questions about the scholarship program, please contact marketing@adamstel.com.  

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

Greta Shaffer
Unity High School

2022
Eryn Cornwell
Quincy Notre Dame High School

Daniel Finlay
Unity High School