The Foundation for Rural Service's (FRS) 19th annual Youth Tour is one of the most visible examples of the foundation's involvement with and commitment to rural youth. Each year, Blue Valley Tele-Communications, along with other NTCA member companies, bring rural students from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a four-day ALL EXPENSES PAID tour of the some of the most historical sites in the nation. While there, students learn about the telecommunications industry, as well as the regulatory and legislative processes. Educational sessions on these topics are greatly enhanced by site visits to the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in addition to meetings with industry leaders and members of Congress.
Students also are given ample time to explore the Nation's Capital and its many attractions. While there, the group will visit such sites as the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials; the Korean, Vietnam and new World War II Memorials; Mount Vernon, home of George Washington; the Smithsonian Museums; and much more.
The FRS Youth Tour is only open to High School Juniors sponsored by current NTCA members, such as Blue Valley Tele-Communications. The 2013 Youth Tour will be held from Saturday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The deadline for applications to be postmarked is March 16, 2013. Applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off or mailed to the telephone office.
Blue Valley Tele-communications is dedicated and committed to education and to rural America's youth. BVTC offers numerous scholarships to area students through its scholarship program. Any questions you may have regarding this program should be directed to Jada Ackerman at 877-876-1228 or email email@example.com
BLUE VALLEY TELE-COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP (exchange)
BVTC provides 24 scholarships yearly, to students of active member families. Each of the 12 exchanges is represented with two scholarships winners in the amounts of $500 and $250.
BLUE VALLEY TELE-COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP (service area)
One $250 scholarship is be awarded to each of the following areas Blue Valley serves Internet/cable to: Area #1: Marysville/Bremen; Area #2: Frankfort/Blue Rapids/Waterville; Area #3: Washington/Hanover.
BVTC provides students of active member families who will be attending a Kansas technical school in either Goodland or Beloit to study telephony-based courses a one-time scholarship in the amount of $500. This is designed to attract personnel to the profession.
Parent or legal guardian must be an active member of BVTC.
Student must live within the BVTC service area.
Children of Employees or Directors are not eligible for scholarships.
Must have a passing grade in each class.
Applications can be downloaded from this website no later than January of each year. Deadline for applications is March 16, 2013.
The Foundation for Rural Services offers (25) $2,500 scholarships each year. FRS awards one (1) scholarship per NTCA region in an effort to offer young people from rural areas a better chance at receiving a higher education. This application is also available at www.frs.org/youth-programs/college-scholarship-program. **IMPORTANT** This application requires the signature of BVTC's General Manager or Board President. Please contact our office in advance to ensure someone will be available to sign the application. Deadline is March 1.
Students of active member families, majoring in public relations or marketing are encouraged to apply for this $500 scholarship. Applications may be found online at www.primomkt.com or at the Blue Valley office through March.
Primary emphasis of the scholarships will be placed upon leadership qualities and community involvement. All students are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is NOT limited to high school seniors.
Selection of scholarship recipients are made in April, with winners' names released by April 30 of each year.
Completed Scholarship Applications should be returned to:
Blue Valley Tele-Communications
Attn: Jada Ackerman
1559 Pony Express Hwy
Home, KS 66438