- Be a state-accredited high school or home schooled graduating senior.
- Applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian must be a cooperative member of LightStream™
- Become a student attending an accredited college or technical school.
- Complete the scholarship application in full.
- 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.
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.
The Board of Directors of Pulaski/White Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., dba LightStream, reserves the right to withhold any or all scholarships.
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.
Call or email the office, 574.278.7121.
2016 Scholarship Recipients
Name: Cody Mitchell
Graduated from: North White
Son of: Jeremy and Lori Mitchell Accomplishments & Activities: 4-H member, 4-H Shooting Sports, Attendance Awards
Plans to attend: Ivy Tech
Career path: Cody will be pursuing a degree in welding and plans to begin his career locally. He hopes to eventually open his own business and provide the community with quality, affordable service.
Name: Eli Jones
Graduated from: Pioneer
Son of: Glen and Susie Jones
Accomplishments & Activities: ISSMA – First Place, Solo Trumpet, Varsity Golf Letter, Skilled Scholar Award
Plans to attend: Lincoln College of Technology
Career path: Eli plans to study to become a Diesel Mechanic with a goal of starting his own business.
Name: Dustin Dahn
Graduated from: A Beka Academy (Homeschool, West Central District)
Son of: Brian and Rosa Dahn
Accomplishments & Activities: High Honor Roll, CW REMC Youth Tour, Pulaski County 4-H Royalty, 10 Years 4-H, Church Youth Group, Camp Counselor, 4-H Junior Leaders
Plans to attend: Boyce College
Career path: Dustin will pursue a degree in business administration and hopes to become a plant manager or business owner.
Name: Madison Ruff
Graduated from: Winamac Community
Daughter of: James and Sheila Ruff
Accomplishments & Activities: National Honor Society, Distinguished Honor Roll, Key Award, Warrior Softball Award, FFA Office, NHS Office, 4-H Junior Leader, Blanket Drive Chairman
Plans to attend: Ball Sate University
Career path: Madison will pursue a degree in special education with a minor in applied behavioral analysis and hopes to help children with autism.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Winamac Community: Stephanie Crist
Daughter of Sandy and Keith Crist
Graduation plans included attending Ancilla College to pursue a degree in nursing.
Twin Lakes: Derek Clawson
Son of Colleen and Michael Bowers
Graduation plans included attending Ball State University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology.
North White: Allyson Scott
Daughter of Shawn and Julie Bunnell
Graduation plans included attending Grand Valley State University to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.
Pioneer: Mikayla Mosher
Daughter of Ed and Sharon Mosher
Graduation plans included attending Ivy Tech to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.
West Central: Alyssa Bushman
Daughter of Timothy & Donna Bushman
Graduation plans included attending Kansas State University to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a nuclear concentration.
2014 Scholarship Recipients
North White: Kiersten McCombs
The daughter of Douglas McCombs. Kiersten plans to attend Indiana University Kokomo and is undecided on a major.
Pioneer: Ashley Galbreath
The daughter of Herbert & Donna Galbreath. Ashley plans to attend Indiana University Kokomo to study Health Science or Business.
Twin Lakes: Heather Downey
The daughter of Melvin & Tammy Downey. Heather plans to attend Ivy Tech to study Nursing.
West Central: Makayla Bushman
The daughter of Timothy & Donna Bushman. Makayla plans to attend Campbellsville University to study Special Education and minor in Athletic Training
Winamac Community: Levi Schultz
The son of Todd & Susie Schultz. Levi plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study Business Management.
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.