Apply for a FRED scholarship through Silver Star

By Silver Star on January 8, 2013 | No Responses. Be the first.

Silver Star Communications is accepting applications from students in our service area for the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) scholarship program.  Silver Star is eligible to recommend four applications for consideration by FRED. The foundation is expected to award $75,000 in scholarships to students from rural America.

Each year, the Foundation for Rural Education and Development awards scholarships to rural America’s best and brightest students who show an interest in returning to rural America or who are interested in pursuing careers in the telecommunications industry. Both high school seniors and students already attending post-secondary schooling are eligible to apply. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are funded by the FRED Scholarship Endowment and by donations to the FRED Annual Giving Campaign.

Students interested in applying for the FRED scholarship should download an informational brochure and application from

Applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from Silver Star Communications. Please submit completed applications to Silver Star Communications, PO Box 226, Freedom, WY 83120 to the attention of Nicole Astle by Thursday, January 31, 2013.