Scholarship Opportunities

Numerous Scholarships Available Through GRM Networks

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 founded the Scholarship Program in 2016 to support area high school students who wish to further their education.

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. The GRM Networks and FRS Scholarships are separate programs and students must submit two separate applications to be considered for both opportunities.

There is an additional scholarship opportunity that is limited to Iowa residents. Aureon offers scholarship opportunities for students whose parent or legal guardian are GRM Networks or SCC Networks customers in Iowa. 

The 2024 scholarship application windows are now open.

General information about the scholarships available through GRM Networks and our partners can be found below.

GRM Networks Scholarship Program

GRM Networks will award up to $8,000 in scholarships, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Applications must be received by February 23, 2024. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Email application and required documents to adavison@corp.grm.net or mail to:
GRM Networks
Attn: Amy Davison
1001 Kentucky Street
Princeton, MO 64673

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Be accepted by an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, trade school or other post-secondary institution
  • Have an average grade of at least a “C” or a 2.0 grade point average on a four-point scale
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who is an active GRM Networks member in good standing at the application deadline

Immediate family of GRM Networks employees or board members are not eligible to apply for the GRM Networks Scholarship Program. Immediate family members are: parents, siblings, children, spouse and grandchildren of an employee or board member, or the same relative of an employee or board member’s spouse.

Scholarship winners will be selected by a committee from the GRM Networks Board of Directors. Scholarships will be awarded on a one-time basis and are not renewable. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability.

Winners will forfeit their scholarship if GRM Networks does not receive an unofficial transcript within 60 days of the end of the first semester of post-high school education, showing full-time student status and a minimum average grade of a “C” or a 2.0 grade point average on a four-point scale during the first semester. The first semester of post-high school education must be completed within one year of high school graduation. The unofficial transcript can be emailed to adavison@corp.grm.net or mailed to the address above.

Scholarships will be paid directly to the student in the form of a check after the first semester transcript is received.

Details on how to apply can be found on the GRM Networks scholarship application form.

The application deadline is February 23, 2024.

For questions, please contact Amy Davison, GRM Networks Sales Representative, at 660-748-2110 or adavison@corp.grm.net.


FRS Scholarship Program

GRM Networks partners with NTCA’s Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) to offer an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. Students that are family members of GRM Networks customers, board members and employees are eligible for FRS scholarships.

FRS awards several one-time $2,500 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. The parent or legal guardian of the student must be a member of GRM Networks.

The FRS scholarship applications will also be considered for several named scholarships as listed on the website. The complete terms and conditions for the FRS scholarships can be found  on the FRS website.  For more information, see the FRS Scholarship Program Guidelines.

The application deadline is February 16, 2024.

FRS also offers the James L. Bass Legal Scholarship, recognizing Mr. Bass’s impact to the rural telcom industry and his passion for the legal profession.  This scholarship is for students entering their first year of law school, who have an interest in rural communities. The application deadline is February 16, 2024. See the FRS website for more information or to submit an application.

For questions, please contact Amy Davison, GRM Networks Sales Representative, at 660-748-2110 or adavison@corp.grm.net.

Aureon Scholarship Program

GRM Networks and SCC Networks are proud to partner with Aureon to make the Aureon Scholarship Program available to students in the Iowa GRM Networks and SCC Networks service area. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a STEM-related course of study (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) and live in a home with active phone, internet, or TV from an Iowa Independent Telecommunications Company (such as GRM Networks or SCC Networks).

The 2023 Aureon Scholarship Program awarded over $10,000 in funds, with individual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

Applicant eligibility and submission requirements are available at www.aureon.com/scholarship. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2024.

If you have any questions about the Aureon Scholarship Program, please contact giving@aureon.com.