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Paul Bunyan Communications Encourages Local Students to Apply for Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation Scholarship


(Bemidji, MN) (January 10, 2012) – Paul Bunyan Communications is encouraging current local high school seniors to apply for the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation (MTA) scholarship. If selected, candidates will receive a one-time $2,000.00 scholarship

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 Paul Bunyan Communications. 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.

The MTA Foundation scholarship program is in its fourth year and will award $2,000 scholarships to selected Minnesota high school seniors.

‘We’re thrilled to provide this additional scholarship opportunity to local high school seniors,” said Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor, “It makes us all proud when one of the statewide winners is selected from our area and can provide additional financial assistance towards post secondary education.”

Contact your school counselor to receive an application or one can be downloaded through the MTA website at Applications must be submitted to Paul Bunyan Communications no later than March 2, 2012.

The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization representing over 80 telephone companies and cooperatives in the state. The MTA was founded in 1909.

Paul Bunyan Communications has been offering the latest in communication services to Northern Minnesota since 1952. Paul Bunyan Communications is a cooperative providing services that includes local and long distance phone service, Internet services through Paul Bunyan Net, television service through Paul Bunyan Television, and more.


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