Scholarships

 

John G. Walters Scholarship

Five $1,000 scholarships will be issued to graduating high school seniors from our service area who plan to continue their education at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university or vocational-technical school. Parents or guardians must be Polar customers of voice or broadband Internet service.

Polar Leadership Scholarship

Polar Communications, in cooperation with its retired employees, offers the Polar Leadership Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to students who are involved in their school, serve their communities, achieve leadership roles in activities, functions or organizations, and strive to reach their highest potential. Other considerations include any work/internship experience outside of school. Applicants must be a senior in high school or freshman or sophomore in college and their parents or guardians must be Polar customers of voice or broadband Internet service.

Foundation for Rural Service Named Scholarships

FRS, along with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, promote, educate and advocate to the public rural telecommunications issues. Polar is proud to be a member of NTCA and supports FRS in this worthy endeavor.  If a graduating high school senior from our service area is selected for one of the FRS national scholarships ($2,000 each), Polar will contribute an additional $500, bringing the FRS award to $2,500. Parents or guardians must be Polar customers of voice or broadband Internet service.

FRS also has the following named scholarships: Staurulakis Family Scholarships focusing on students who are majoring in math, science, engineering and medicine; TMS Scholarships, Everett Kneece Scholarship, and Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarships. 

Apply for all seven scholarships with one application. Completed applications must be sent to Polar by February 15, 2019.
Scholarship Information
Application Form

Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour

Each year, in collaboration with NTCA member companies, FRS brings rural students from across the United States to Washington, D.C., for a four-day tour of some of the most historical sites in the nation. While there, students also learn about the telecommunications industry, as well as the regulatory and legislative processes. This years trip will be held June 1-5, 2019. Applicants must be a high school student ages 16 or 17 at the time of the Youth Tour.

Application deadline is March 1, 2019

Application Form