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Arvig begins search for scholarship applicants

Arvig has begun a search for scholarship candidates, according to David Arvig. If selected, candidates will receive a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation.

Local telecom companies participating in the MTA's scholarship program are approaching high schools in their serving areas looking for potential scholarship winners. To be eligible, applicants must be attending post secondary education at either a university, college or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant's family must subscribe to at least one service from Arvig. A telecom alliance panel reviews each application and selects the finalists based on applicants' grades, academic achievements and extra-curricular activities. Preference to receive the scholarships is given to students who have an interest in telecommunications technology and rural communities.

Students and their families can obtain more information by contacting Arvig or by going to:

"We're happy to have this chance to make an investment in our community by helping young people get a technical or college education," says David Arvig. "It makes us all proud when one of the statewide winners is selected from our area."

Applications must be submitted to Arvig, attention: Josie Winkels, (218) 346-8213,, by March 2.

The foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade association representing over 80 telecommunications providers in the state.