LightStream provides scholarships to one senior from each of its area high school districts each school year. While the deadline has passed for 2018, please check back regularly for 2019. Please call 574-278-7121 or email us here with any questions.

Applicable Eligibility

  • ● Be a state-accredited high school or home schooled graduating senior

  • ● Applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian must be a LightStream cooperative member

  • ● Become a student attending an accredited college or technical school

To Apply

  • ● Fully complete the scholarship application

  • ● Attach copies of High School transcripts

  • ● In a one-page essay, describe why this scholarship is important to you, why you wish to further your education, and what you would like to be doing in 10 years.

  • ● Applications are due by March 31 of the year the scholarship is to be awarded

Award Procedure

  • ● Five $1,000 scholarships may be awarded each year, one per school district within the Cooperative’s boundaries.

  • ● Those schools are North White, Pioneer, Twin Lakes, West Central and Winamac.

  • ● Winners will be selected by a qualified committee.

  • ● The scholarship presentation may be at the applicant’s school awards program.


  • ● Payment will be submitted to applicant’s school after proof of 1st semester completion and proof of 2nd semester enrollment.

  • ● The applicant should understand that if they drop out of school during the year in which they receive this scholarship, they will be asked to reimburse the money to LightStream.

  • ● The Award must be claimed by December 31st of the year in which the Award was announced.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Emma Eldridge
Emma EldridgeWinamac
Alyssa Shaw
Alyssa ShawPioneer
Kaitlyn Malchow
Kaitlyn MalchowWinamac
Jillian Crist
Jillian CristWinamac
Emma Hoover
Emma HooverWinamac

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Cody Mitchell
Cody MitchellNorth White
Eli Jones
Eli JonesPioneer
Dustin Dahn
Dustin DahnA Beka Academy
Madison Ruff
Madison RuffWinamac Community

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Stephanie Crist
Stephanie CristWinamac Community
Derek Clawson
Derek ClawsonTwin Lakes
Allyson Scott
Allyson ScottNorth White
Mikayla Mosher
Mikayla MosherPioneer
Alyssa Bushman
Alyssa BushmanWest Central

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Kiersten McCombs
Kiersten McCombsNorth White
Ashley Galbreath
Ashley GalbreathPioneer
Heather Downey
Heather DowneyTwin Lakes
Makayla Bushman
Makayla BushmanWest Central
Levi Schultz
Levi SchultzWinamac Community

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship | $2,500

Available to any graduating high school senior who is a subscriber to LightStream services (e.g., internet, video, voice, etc.)

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with 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. Through its various programs and initiatives, the Foundation strongly supports the continuing education of rural youth. – Learn More –

The deadline for 2018 has passed. Please check back regularly for 2019 opportunities. Deadline to submit application is usually February of the award year.