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, 2019

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2018 Silver Star Communications Scholarship Award Recipients

Other Available Scholarships:

Wyoming Telecommunications Association (WYTA) Scholarships

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 May 3, 2019 for the Academic and Financial Needs Scholarships and June 14, 2019 for the Continuing Needs Scholarship.

2019 WYTA Scholarship Information Sheet

2019 WYTA Continuing Need Scholarship Information Sheet

2019 WYTA Academic Scholarship Application

2019 WYTA Continuing Needs Scholarship Application

2019 WYTA Financial Needs Scholarship Application


Academic and Financial Needs Scholarships – May 3, 2019 

Continuing Needs Scholarship – June 14, 2019

FRS Scholarship

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, 2019.  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, 2019

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