Foundation For Rural Service (FRS) annually awards scholarships to an exceptional group of rural students for their first year of college or vocational school. All applicants require sponsorship by an NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association member company to be eligible.
FRS has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception; empowering rural students throughout the country to advance their communities with invaluable skill sets and experiences.
For more information about FRS scholarships, pleas visit https://www.frs.org/programs/youth-programs/scholarships
Our Scholarship Winners
Reagan Johnson: Class of 2020
Reagan Johnson was one of four students receiving the 2020 $2,500 FRS Good Neighbor Scholarship. Good Neighbor Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate what it means to be a “good neighbor” through humanitarianism, inclusion and kindness to others.
In addition to earning a 5.0 GPA, Reagan also participated in Student Council, Beta Club, Spanish Club, FFA, Travel Club, Pep Club, Youths For Christ and was inducted as a member of Phi Theta Kappa through Shawnee Community College. Reagan, Shawnee’s 3rd sponsored FRS Scholarship winner, plans to attend Murray State University to pursue a double major in Social Work and Criminal Justice. Reagan is the daughter of Rick and Kim Johnson of Vienna.
Logan Conn and Jayci Vaughn: Class of 2015
Logan Conn is one of four students receiving the $5,000 FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship. Logan is the son of Paul Conn of Elizabethtown and the late Tammy Conn. While attending Hardin County High School, Logan participated in numerous activities, including Scholar Bowl, W.Y.S.E Team, National Honor Society, Cougar Outreach, was a member of the Cougar baseball & basketball teams and participated in various volunteer programs. Logan will have accumulated 29 hours of college credits by the end of the school year and he plans on continuing his education at Southeastern Illinois College, then transferring to a 4-year University to pursue a degree in Engineering. In addition to receiving the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarship, Logan received an additional $500 from his sponsoring NTCA member, Shawnee Communications.
Jayci Vaughn is one of four students located in NTCA’s Northeast region awarded the $2,000 FRS College Scholarship. Jayci is the daughter of Kim Vaughn of Herod. While attending Hardin County High school, Jayci participated in numerous activities, including Scholar Bowl, W.Y.S.E Team, National Honor Society, Student Council, Cougar Outreach, was a member of the Cougar basketball team and participated in various volunteer programs. Jayci will have accumulated 29 hours of college credits by the end of the school year and plans on continuing her education at Southeastern Illinois College to complete the Practical Nursing Program before entering the ADN Registered Nursing Program. In addition to receiving the FRS College Scholarship, Jayci received an additional $500 from her sponsoring NTCA member, Shawnee Communications.