Ten scholarships with a total value of $25,000 are scheduled to be awarded this spring to children of SkyLine and SkyBest telephone service customers to assist them with the cost of a college education. Five $1,000 scholarships, renewable up to four years, will be awarded to students who will attend a four-year college or university. Five $500 scholarships, renewable up to two years, will be presented to students who will attend a two-year community/technical college.
The Frank James-SkyLine Scholarship was established by the Board of Directors in 1987 and is named in memory of Frank James, former board president, local educator and community leader. To qualify, applicants must be children of current SkyLine or SkyBest telephone service customers (of at least one year), and be graduating high school seniors (including home-schooled students) in the co-op’s five-county service area (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Johnson). The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, demonstrated leadership and community involvement.
Click here for an online application, or application packages are available at area high school guidance departments and all SkyLine Customer Service Centers. Please check with the guidance department for the school’s scholarship deadline information, and the deadline for home school/private school applications is March 13.