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Search is on for Minnesota high school scholarship applicants

$2,000 scholarships awarded by Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation/TDS Telecom


Scholarship applications are now available to Minnesota High School seniors. TDS Telecom, along with incumbent telephone companies and cooperatives across Minnesota, are teaming up with the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation (MTA) to offer a handful of $2,000 scholarships.

Applications for the one-time scholarships are available at the MTA web site. To be eligible, applications must be postmarked by Feb. 27, 2015 and applicants must:

  • Be accepted and attend a post-secondary university, college or technical college starting in the fall of 2015;
  • Be a Minnesota resident, and
  • Have an immediate family-member who subscribes to at least one service from TDS Telecom (phone, Internet and/or TDS TV).

A panel of MTA Foundation members will review the submitted applications and select finalists based on grades, academic achievements, and extra-curricular activities. Preference is given to students with an interest in telecommunications technology and rural communities.

“We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in our community by helping young people get a technical or college education,” says Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs manager at TDS Telecom. “Being part of this project, which supports the young people in the communities we serve, is about being good corporate citizen, which TDS is actively engaged in across the nation"

The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade that advocates and represents the interests of over 80 telecommunications providers throughout Minnesota’s metropolitan and rural communities, including TDS.

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NOTE: TDS Telecom applicants should forward their application to Jean Pauk c/o TDS Telecom, 525 Junction Rd, Madison, WI  53711 by February 27, 2015.

For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager – Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4471 |

TDS Telecom, the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., is a wholly owned subsidiary of TDS. TDS Telecom provides 1.1 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services to customers in more than a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS Telecom offers businesses the latest communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted) phone service, dedicated high-speed Internet and hosted-managed services. Visit or

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs nearly 3,300 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000™ company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.9 million customers nationwide through its subsidiaries TDS Telecom and U.S. Cellular®. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,400 people. Visit


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