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Twin Valley to Award Scholarships Up to $2,500 to Local Seniors

February 1, 2024

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The deadline nears for local high school seniors to apply for Twin Valley’s Youth Scholarship Program, with the application window closing Friday, February 16. As Kansas’ largest independently owned broadband & communications company, Twin Valley will award scholarships up to $2,500 to local high school seniors to use towards an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. The student must live in a Twin Valley connected community and have an interest in returning to a rural community following graduation

The link to the application portal can be found at twinvalley.com/outreach through Twin Valley’s partner Foundation for Rural Service. Applicants will be considered as a part of the national FRS scholarship program, and those scholarship recipients will be notified by May 2024. Any applications not awarded through Twin Valley’s partnership with FRS will be considered in a second round through the Twin Valley Community Outreach Program.

“We are not just invested in connecting communities through technology; we are committed to nurturing the futures of the youth within these communities,” said Ben Foster, Twin Valley President & CEO. “We believe in the transformative power of education, and our scholarship program is designed to allow local seniors to return to enrich our rural communities with their knowledge and skills.”

In addition to the Youth Scholarship Program, Twin Valley gives back throughout the year in other ways, with more than $100,000 in community support. Employees recently gave out more than 300 hams at their annual Holiday Ham Giveaway for families in need. Donations and sponsorships are made throughout the year to support youth enrichment programs, community events, Veterans’ programs, and other local initiatives. The company provides free internet to community organizations, and free community WiFi at gathering places such as parks, sports facilities and rodeo grounds. Additionally, the Twin Valley board and employees are community-oriented and give of their own time, from involvement in local schools, churches or charitable organizations to regional, state and national industry associations.

Additionally, applications for Twin Valley’s 2024 Community Grants and No Barriers Program for Veterans will open in the spring, with details coming soon to twinvalley.com/outreach.