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The dreams and aspirations of our region’s students inspire us!

We invite graduating seniors to apply for a Silver Star Scholarship as well as to scholarship programs we support through industry associations.

Please take careful note of the different deadlines and methods of submission for each individual scholarship. If an application is not received, eligibility for an award is deemed to be waived.

Silver Star Scholarship – 2023 Application Available

Any graduating senior in the following Silver Star service areas is eligible to apply between February 1st  – March 31st:
Jackson/Teton County, Star Valley, Swan Valley and Teton Valley, Idaho. Awards are based on demonstrated need, scholastic achievement and extracurricular activities. Completed applications may be turned in to either the student’s high school counseling office or to Nicole Astle in the Thayne, Wyoming Executive Office.

Deadline: March 31, 2023
Download PDF Application
Download Microsoft Word Application

FRS Scholarship – 2023 Application Available!

This is a national scholarship program for rural youth offered through the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). Should a student from our service area be selected to receive one of the 30 scholarships ($2,000 each), we will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500.

Students – please visit the Foundation for Rural Service website for full instructions on how to create an account and for all necessary materials required to apply.

  • Please review the materials on the FRS website before beginning your application.
  • Completed applications should submitted online directly to FRS no later than February 8, 2023.  
  • You will be required to select a NTCA member to sponsor your scholarship application.  Please select SILVER STAR COMMUNICATIONS – FREEDOM, WY – COMPANY #51501.

Deadline: February 8, 2023

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Other Available Scholarships:

Wyoming Telecommunications Association (WYTA) provides a scholarship opportunity for students. Applicants must be graduating from a Wyoming high school and they or their parents/guardians must be a customer of Silver Star Communications.

Please go to the WYTA website for more information on each scholarship, eligibility requirements, and how to apply.

Academic, Vocational Training and Financial Needs Scholarships 
Continuing Needs Scholarship