Network Warning: FYI: We're seeing reports of commercial power outages in the Hinesburg & Charlotte areas. This ma...

May 14th, 2024

Mount Abraham Union High School student Desmond Carrico has been awarded a $2,500.00 scholarship from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). Founded in 1994, FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, of which Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom 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 that may also contribute a portion of the scholarship award. This year, FRS awarded a total of $173,000 for fifty-five scholarships to students across the country.

“Providing opportunities for young people in rural communities has been a core mission for FRS for the past 30 years. These scholarships would not be possible without the generous support of NTCA members and other individuals in the rural broadband industry. We are excited to announce our 2024 scholarship recipients and look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future”, said Pam Becker, Executive Director of FRS.

“Being selected to receive one of this year’s FRS scholarships was not an easy accomplishment. This was an extremely competitive process, with over 1,300 applications received. A big congratulations to Desmond and we wish him the best of luck as he starts his college career this fall at Saint Michael’s College,” said Kurt Gruendling, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for WCVT and FRS board member.