With a commitment to education and rural America’s youth, BVT provides a variety of scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors of active customers. Through these programs, we’re able to offer $19,000 in scholarships to deserving students.
BVT Distinguished Scholarship
BVT will provide one scholarship in the amount of $2500 to a student whose parents and/or legal guardians are currently subscribed to a BVT service. Students will receive $1250 at the start of the first semester, and the remaining $1250 at the start of the second semester.
BVT Honorable Scholarship
BVT will provide 18 scholarships in the amount of $750 each to students whose parents and/or legal guardians are currently subscribed to a BVT service. This scholarship will be dispersed directly to the student, in full, at the start of the first semester.
BVT Esteemed Award
When the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the company's ability to participate in the FRS Youth Tour, board members voted to use those funds to create additional scholarships. These awards are voted on by the committee from all the submitted applications and may vary in amounts each year.
Qualifications for BVT Scholarships:
- Parent or legal guardian must be subscribed to a BVT service(s).
- Student's primary residence must be within the BVT service area.
- Children of BVT employees or directors are not eligible.
- Student must have a passing grade in each class.
Applications can be downloaded from this website each year. The deadline for applications is the second Saturday in March.
Please note: There is only one application form for all of the BVT scholarships. We will categorize your application for you and consider it for each scholarship for which you are eligible. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the BVT scholarship application. Any questions you have regarding this program should be directed to Jada Ackerman at 877-876-1228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship
The Foundation for Rural Services offers 25 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each year. FRS awards one scholarship per NTCA region in an effort to offer young people from rural areas a better chance at receiving a higher education.
IMPORTANT: This application requires the signature of BVT's general manager or board president. Please contact our office in advance to ensure someone will be available to sign the application. Deadline is February 25.
FRS Community Grant Program
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is a nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues.
The FRS Community Grant Program is offered annually through NTCA members, like BVT, to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America.
Please see the attached guidelines. Grants requests are accepted from $250-$5,000. BVT contributes 10 percent of the total grant award. **Please note: This is a national competition. Recipients are selected by FRS.