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Gerald is scholarship winner

HTC is proud to announce that Colby Gerald, a senior at Loris High School, is The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Roger Allen Cox Scholarship winner. Colby has been accepted to attend Southern Wesleyan University, where he plans to study music education.

The $500 FRS Roger Allen Cox scholarship award is named for the late Mr. Cox, former Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative in Shallotte, N.C., and is intended to honor Mr. Cox’s passion and endless drive to help ensure that rural Americans have equal access to quality technology and education. HTC supports the youth of our community and is proud to be a part of this worthy program.

Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent team of national reviewers from the education field. The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who receive local telecommunications service from HTC and have a desire to return to their community once their studies are complete. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or vocational technical school and have at least a C-grade point average.

“We are honored to be a part of this program,” said Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Public Relations. “The FRS Scholarship program enables telecommunications providers to show their support of the youth living in the communities they serve. We are proud to have an HTC candidate selected this year.”

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