Silver Star is committed to supporting the dreams and aspirations of our region’s students through our own scholarship program as well as 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
Any graduating senior in the following Silver Star service areas is eligible to apply: Jackson/Teton County, Soda Springs, 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, WY Executive Office.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Other Available Scholarships:
Wyoming Telecommunications Association (WYTA) Scholarships – April 29, 2016 deadline
WYTA provides three kinds of scholarships: one for students already enrolled in higher education (Continuing Needs Scholarship) and two for graduating high school seniors who desire to further their education. Applicants must be graduating from a Wyoming high school and they or their parents/guardians must be a customer of Silver Star Communications. Please review the scholarship information sheet carefully and note that applications must be received by WYTA in Cheyenne by April 29th.
Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016
Deadline: April 29, 2016
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.
Completed applications should be sent directly to FRS, postmarked no later than March 1, 2017. A signature from Allen R Hoopes, CEO of Silver Star Communications is also required for the application. Please make arrangements with Nicole Astle, 307-883-6652. Please do not leave this to the last minute as Mr. Hoopes travels frequently, sometimes for more than a week at a time.
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Hamilton Relay Scholarship
This post-secondary scholarship supports students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. Must live in Silver Star’s Idaho service area to be eligible.
Deadline: March 1, 2016