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TDS Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

TDS has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees/associates who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the TDS Scholarship Program must be:

  • A dependent child, age 23 and under, of an active, full-time (40+ hours/week) employee/associate of TDS Telecom or TDS Corporate/OneNeck with one year of service as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent child is defined as a natural or legally adopted child, step-child, or legal ward who qualifies as a federal tax exemption to the employee/associate.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of Officers are not eligible for this program.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to seven awards will be granted. Up to six awards will be granted to children of TDS Telecom employees and up to one award will be given to a child of an associate of TDS Corporate/OneNeck. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Students may receive the award a maximum of two times.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee/associate of TDS  play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of TDS. Payments are made in one installment in August. If an employee/associate’s child is awarded a scholarship, the employee/associate must be an active, full-time employee/associate when payment is made in August in order for the employee/associate’s dependent to be eligible to receive the funds.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 2, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

TDS has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!