Alpine Communications has teamed up with The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association (RIITA) to offer three scholarships opportunities to our service areas’ high school seniors.

The FRS college scholarship program awards twenty five scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to winning applicants across the nation. Eligibility requirements and the  application can also be downloaded from FRS Website at
Completed applications must be returned to our office by February 15, 2013, so that we may complete the Sponsor Certification and forward the applications to FRS.

The RIITA college scholarship program will award one $2,500 to a winning applicant receiving telecommunications services from a RIITA member (Alpine is a RIITA  member) and is from a rural area. Eligibility requirements and the application can also be downloaded from the RIITA Website at Completed applications must be returned to our office by March 1, 2013, so that we may sign the application and send it to RIITA.

The netINS Scholarship competition will award up to five $1,000 cash scholarships. Applicants must live within the Alpine service area and be accepted for admission and enrolled in an Iowa college or University. Submissions will be accepted between March 1 and March, 31, 2013. Applicants must write a 300 word essay on”How does broadband connectivity and social media create economic opportunities in rural communities?” Apply today at

The Alpine Communications scholarship program will award four $500 scholarships to winning applicants, one graduating Senior from Central, Valley, Clayton Ridge, and MFL
MarMac schools. Each school’s Dollars for Scholars program administers the scholarship. Eligibility requirements and the application can be obtained from your guidance  counselor’s office.

Contact Sara Hertrampf at Alpine for more information or assistance with applying for a scholarship.