Each year, Pioneer awards scholarships to students in our serving areas that are beginning and/or continuing their college careers. In order to qualify, the applicant must be a Pioneer member, or a spouse, son or daughter of a member and live in Pioneer’s serving area.


Applicant Requirements:
— the applicant must be a member or an immediate relative of someone who is a participating member of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative. The applicant’s primary place of residence must be located within territory served by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative. The immediate relative may be a spouse, son, or daughter.
— be currently enrolled or applying for admission to an undergraduate program in an accredited community college, four-year college or university, or vocational technical school
— provide three letters of recommendation from individuals other than family members
— provide legible copies of all high school and college or technical school transcripts
— provide a copy of the applicant’s latest SAT and/or ACT test scores
— complete original copies of the scholarship application with the requested documents
— completed “open book” quiz (included with application)
— must be received on or before March 31, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.Incomplete applications or those lacking the required documents will not be considered.

Download the Application

Submit on or before March 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Scholarship, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
1304 Main Street • PO Box 631
Philomath, OR 97370

Questions? Call Pioneer’s Administration Office at 1.541.929.3135 or 1.888.929.1014



The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers an annual college scholarship program to help further higher education among rural youth. FRS awards a one-time $2,500 scholarships to students from rural America for their first year of college, university or vocational-technical school.

Applicant Requirements:
— be a graduating high school senior
— United States citizen
— sponsored by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
— be accepted by an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school
— have at least a C grade point average (GPA)
— express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation
— Completed Application form (2 Copies)
— Transcript (7 Semesters, 2 Copies)
— 300-Word Essay (2 Copies)
— Educator’s Statement (2 Copies)
— Letter of Recommendation (2 Copies)
— Pioneer General Manager Signature on Application

Download the Application

Must have all items on checklist to be considered. Application must be postmarked to FRS no later than March 2, 2015

Submit application to:
Selection Committee
Foundation for Rural Service
4121 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22203-1801

Postmarked no later than March 2, 2015

Questions? Call Pioneer’s Administration Office at 1.541.929.3135 or 1.888.929.1014