Polar announced today that Claire Dummer of North Border High School has received a $7,000 scholarship through the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). Founded in 1994, FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, of which Polar is a member.
The FRS Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to students from rural communities for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company of which Polar is a member. Claire is the recipient of the Everett Kneece scholarship, the top named scholarship awarded by FRS. The Everett Kneece Scholarship gives preference to exceptional students who express an interest in returning to rural America upon completing their education, a goal that Kneece stressed as critical for strengthening rural communities.
“FRS is honored to be able to help the students served by NTCA member companies as they head off to their first year of school,” said FRS Executive Director Pam Becker. “Congratulations to Claire for receiving a scholarship and thank you to Polar Communications and all our donors who make the FRS scholarship program possible each year.”
A full list of scholarship awardees and the NTCA member companies who are partnering with FRS to make the funding possible is available online at www.frs.org/programs/youth-programs/scholarships.