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Emergency Broadband Benefit

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. This year, there are two separate applications – one for the scholarships from GRM Networks and one for the scholarships from FRS.

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

Students may a learn more about the GRM Networks scholarship and complete an application at www.grm.net/about-us/scholarships/.

FRS awards several scholarships including the James L. Bass Legal Scholarship which is for students entering their first year of law school and who have an interest in rural communities. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 25, 2022.

Information about the application process, as well as the application, may be found at

The James L. Bass Legal Scholarship | FRS – Foundation for Rural Service.

Other scholarships awarded by FRS include several one-time $2,500 scholarships as well as multiple named scholarships to students from rural America. These scholarships are awarded to students entering 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 February 25, 2022.