Peoples has given over $200,000 in scholarships to students throughout East Texas. Just as we invest in the advancement of our services, Peoples invests in the future of our communities. We are proud to offer three different scholarships to students within our service area.
Education Scholarship Fund
Peoples Education Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is available to graduating High School Seniors whose parents or legal guardians are active members of Peoples, meaning they subscribe to telecommunications service within the ILEC footprint.
High School seniors and non-traditional graduating students are encouraged to apply. (Non-traditional students include those students attending private, parochial or home school.)
Telecommunications Scholarship Fund
The Telecommunications Scholarship is specific to students that plan to major in Telecommunications. This is an opportunity to not only invest in our community but the future of our industry. This is a $2,000 scholarship. The applicant must be a graduating senior attending school within Peoples’ service area.
FRS Scholarship Program
As an NTCA member company, Peoples is proud to partner with the Foundation for Rural Service to offer a $2,500 scholarship opportunity to graduating high school seniors within our landline service area. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) awards 30 one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. An NTCA member company sponsors each student. FRS funds $2,000 of each scholarship, and the sponsoring company (Peoples) awards the remaining $500. The FRS College Scholarship Program seeks to encourage students to return to their rural communities upon completing their education. This scholarship is available to Peoples Telephone cooperative members.