Alpine Communications Announces Winner in National College Scholarship Program for Rural Youth

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Pictured are Lori Keppler, Alpine customer service manager; Elizabeth Roach; and Margaret Corlett, Alpine Finance manager

Alpine Communications is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Roach is the recipient of a $5,000.00 college scholarship from Alpine Communications and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) the philanthropic arm of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association.

The FRS scholarship program awarded scholarships, ranging from $1,500.00-$5,000.00 to rural youth across the United States. Out of over 1,400 applications received this year, fifty three scholarships were awarded.  The goal of the scholarship program is to help further higher education opportunities among rural high school students. Alpine Communications strongly supports the youth of our community and is thrilled to sponsor this worthy program.

Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent team of reviewers from the education field. To be eligible, recipients must be sponsored by a NTCA member system, and must indicate a desire to return to their rural communities once their collegiate studies have been completed.

“We are thrilled to offer this program, with the goal of leveling the playing field for rural students who often face financial obstacles in their pursuit of higher education,” said Chris Hopp, Alpine Communications general manager. “The FRS scholarship program enables rural telecommunications providers to show their support of the youth living in the communities they serve.  It is a source of tremendous pride for us and for the entire community of Elgin.”

The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors that receive local telecommunications service from Alpine Communications. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational technical school, and have at least a C-grade point average.