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Affordable Connectivity Program

GRM Networks places great importance on the opportunity for higher education for rural youth, offering six scholarships annually through the GRM Networks Scholarship Program.

GRM Networks also partners with the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, to provide the opportunity for numerous additional scholarships to local students. By submitting the FRS scholarship application, students are also applying for the GRM Networks Scholarship Program.

Eligible students must have a parent or legal guardian who is an active GRM Networks customer in good standing. Immediate family members of GRM Networks employees, or its board of directors, are not eligible for GRM Networks scholarships. However, students from those families will be considered for scholarships offered by FRS.

GRM Networks will award up to $5,500 in scholarship money. This includes:

  • One $1,500 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Two $750 scholarships
  • One $500 scholarship

FRS awards several one-time $2,500 scholarships, as well as multiple named scholarships, to students from rural America for their first year of college, university, or vocational-technical school. GRM Networks sponsors the local applicants for the

FRS Scholarships, and pays $500 of the award to any local winners. Students may learn more about the program and obtain an application at www.frs.org/programs/youth-programs/scholarships. Applications must be submitted to FRS no later than March 5, 2021.