Arlington, Va. – Officials with Palmetto Rural Telephone Company (PRTC) have announced that Colleton resident Anne Mathis Thomas has received a scholarship through the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS). Founded in 1994, FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, of which PRTC is a member.
The FRS Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to students from rural communities for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school. Each student is sponsored by an NTCA member company that also contributes a portion of the scholarship award.
“FRS is honored to be able to help the students served by NTCA member companies as they head off to their first year of school,” said FRS Executive Director Pam Becker. “Congratulations to Anne Mathis Thomas for receiving a scholarship and thank you to PRTC and all our donors who make the FRS scholarship program possible each year.”
Local PRTC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jason Dandridge recently met with Thomas and awarded her with the scholarship. “PRTC is proud to invest in the future of our students and partner with FRS to provide this scholarship. We are so excited Anne Mathis Thomas is our local recipient this year,” said Dandridge.