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Copper Valley Telecom is excited to offer the following scholarships and opportunities for high school students in our service areas:
Copper Valley Telecom Scholarship
CVT will be offering $11,000 in scholarships ($5,500 in each district) to be made available to graduating seniors in the Valdez and Copper Basin School Districts, including Tatitlek and Mentasta, whose parents or guardians are members of CVTC (to be considered a member, customers must have landline telephone service with CVT). The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. Winners of the scholarship(s) will be announced at CVT's annual meetings and again at graduation.
Copper Valley Wireless, LLC
Copper Valley Wireless, LLC. is pleased to announce that two (2) $500 scholarships will be made available to graduating seniors whose parents are current customers of Copper Valley Wireless, residing in the Cordova area. Applications and supporting documents must be postmarked to the CVW offices at P.O. Box 337, Valdez, AK 99686 no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship
As your local telecommunications service provider, it is our pleasure to offer this national scholarship program to the students of the Valdez and Copper Basin School Districts. Should a student from one of our service areas be selected to receive one of the scholarships ($2,000), we will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500. Students may also be eligible for four FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5,000 each or for two TMS Scholarships at $1,500 each. Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships. Additional scholarships include the Everett Kneece Return to Rural America Scholarship, valued at $7,000. Applications must be signed by a CVT representative and postmarked by March 1st.
Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour
We are happy this year to also participate in the FRS Youth Tour. High school students (age 16 or 17) who are members of the cooperative have an opportunity to apply for the tour, which is being held this summer in Washington, D.C. One student from our service areas will be selected to travel to Washington, D.C. with a CVT chaperone. CVT will cover expenses, including travel, hotel, and registration. Additional details and application are attached and are due back to CVT by March 24th.