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Clear Creek Communications continues its commitment to higher education by supporting local students with college scholarships. Annually, the board of directors reviews the scholarship fund and determines the number and amount of scholarship awards to be given the following year. In 2023, two awards in the amount of $2,500 each were available.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must be a high school senior maintaining at least a "B" average and be an active member of Clear Creek Communications (or immediate family member legally residing in the member's home who subscribes to Clear Creek Communications services.) In addition, the student must be planning to attend a college or trade school certified by the Northwest Accreditation Association, another regional accreditation association, or the National Association of Trade and Technical schools. The application deadline was February 27, 2023. Winners, Caitlin Dougan and Adrienne Graf, were announced at the cooperative's Annual Meeting on April 27, 2023.
For more information or questions regarding our scholarship program, please contact Patty Terhune at (503) 631-2101 or by email at email@example.com.
Other Scholarship Opportunities:
As a member of a national telecommunications association, Clear Creek Communications cooperative members may be eligible to apply for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) scholarship. Eligibility and application requirements for this scholarship are explained below.
Foundation For Rural Service (FRS):
Recognizing the disparities between rural and urban access to higher education, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. Awards are granted to students sponsored by a NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association member company and, if chosen, are awarded $2,000 by FRS in addition to a $500 scholarship match by their sponsoring company. Students whose parents are active members of Clear Creek Communications may apply for the scholarships. More information is available at www.frs.org; the deadline for applying was February 28, 2023. Check this website in November 2023 for information regarding this program for 2024.