Posted on January 16, 2018

Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour

Rainbow Communications will sponsor two students from different schools within the area to attend an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. for the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour. Rainbow will cover airfare, registration fees & food, travel to and from the airport, and give the students $150 in spending money – a trip valued at over $1,800! The FRS Youth Tour will bring 100 high-school students from rural America together for an educational and exciting experience in Washington D.C – some students even traveling all the way from Alaska. The tour dates are June 2-6, 2018 and highlights include, a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Museums, Nighttime tour of the monuments, a trip to the FCC, U.S. Capitol, and much more! Students must be 16 or 17 years old at the time of the tour and their parents or guardian must be a Rainbow customer. Applications are available by clicking HERE or at any of the Rainbow locations. Applications are due March 1st, 2018. Contact Stacy Simmer for any questions at or 800-892-0163. 

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

Rainbow Communications, along with the Foundation for Rural Service is offering scholarships to local students. Established in 1994, FRS, in cooperation with the NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout Rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses.  Our company, Rainbow Communications, is a member of NTCA and is proud to support FRS in this worthy endeavor.

As your local telecommunications service provider, it is our pleasure to offer this national scholarship program to the students in your school. Should a student from our service area be selected to receive one of the 30 scholarships ($2,000 each), we will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2,500.  Students may also be eligible for four FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5,000 each or a TMS Scholarship for $1,500 each. Additional scholarships is one Everett Kneece Scholarship for $7,000 and thee Roger Alan Cox Memorial Scholarships. Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships.

Applications are available at any Rainbow office, bu clicking here or Completed applications must be signed by a Rainbow representative and postmarked to the Foundation by March 1, 2018. All applications MUST be a Rainbow Communications customer. For additional questions, please call Stacy Simmer at 800-892-0163 or