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2018 Scholarship Programs



NineStar Connect will be providing fifteen (15) $1000 Scholarships to 2017/2018 graduating High School students. 

In order for a student to be eligible for selection of the award, each of the following criteria must be met:

–As of February 1, 2018, the student’s principle residence must be with said student’s parent or legal guardian who is a member of NineStar Connect or a customer of NineStar Communications in good standing.
–The student must be a 2017/2018 school year graduating high school student.
–The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale or its equivalent, at the time of the application.
–Application forms must be submitted to NineStar by 3:00pm on March 2, 2018

For more information, please call Kim Gerard at 317-323-2105 or email:  administration@ninestarconnect.com

Please click here for an application.


The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) in cooperation with NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association and NineStar Connect (a member of NTCA) is proud to offer this national scholarship program. Should a student who resides with a parent/guardian who is a customer in good standing of the cooperative be selected to receive one of the 30 scholarships ($2,000 each), we will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500. Students may also be eligible for four FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5,000 each, two West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative Scholarships for $1,500 each or one $7,000 Everett Kneece Return to Rural American Scholarship.     Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships.   We emphasize that the FRS scholarship is not based solely upon grade point average.  Rather, it is geared toward seniors who are good students, but may not qualify for scholarship programs based solely upon GPA.

Click Here for an application. Completed applications should be sent directly to FRS, postmarked no later than March 1, 2018. Applications postmarked to FRS after this date will NOT be accepted. Please note that each application must bear NineStar’s President & CEO Mike Burrow’s signature to be considered eligible. Please have the applicant contact Kim Gerard at 317-323-2105 to schedule a time to bring their application in to our administration office for the required signature.