Pioneer Provides over $14K in Scholarships to Area Youth

Pioneer Communications Provides over $14K in Scholarships to Area Youth

Pioneer Communications will provide over $14,000 in local scholarships to high school students in southwest Kansas communities.

Six Earl B. Williams and Joseph B. Chilen Memorial Scholarships worth $1,500 each will be awarded to area seniors within Pioneer Communications’ service area. Pioneer Communications alsoprovided 15 additional $250 scholarship opportunities to high school seniors at each of the following high schools: Deerfield, Holcomb, Hugoton, Johnson, Lakin, Leoti, Moscow, Rolla, Satanta, Scott City, Sharon Springs, Sublette, Syracuse, Ulysses, and Tribune.

An additional $27,000 in scholarship opportunities are provided through Pioneer Communications’ participation in various organizations including; the National Telephone CooperativeAssociation Foundation for Rural Services scholarship program, the FRS Youth Tour, and the Public Relations Independent Marketing Organization scholarship program.

For the second year, Pioneer Communications is offering a FRS youth tour scholarship. Pioneer Communications will provide one area youth the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital and learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides a forum for teens to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities, as well as with key legislative, regulatory and government figures.

“Pioneer Communications recognizes the importance of education and we are proud to provide educational opportunities to our local students,” said Kasey Krueger, Director of Marketing at Pioneer Communications. “We want to thank the many exceptional applicants and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.”

Scholarship deadlines are coming up quickly with the majority of applications due on February 19th. Visit for more information on Pioneer Communications’ scholarship program.

Pioneer Communications has been the local provider of choice for Internet, cable, and telephone services since 1950. Pioneer Communications serves 23 communities in 12 counties with a service territory spanning over 5,000 square miles. Pioneer Communications is proud to support local communities and keep southwest Kansas connected to the world.


January 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|