The Texas Telephone Association Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

“Education is an important issue in the communities we serve across Texas,” said Bill Colston, Jr., vice president of Riviera Telephone Company Inc. and chairman of the TTA Foundation. “As families struggle with the ever-rising cost of attending state universities, Texas telecommunications companies are investing in our students to help develop our future leaders.’’

The foundation this year will award six four-year scholarships of $2000 a year to high school students entering college for the 2019-2020 school year. Since 1992, the TTA Foundation has awarded more than $378,000 in scholarships to Texas students. The foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic organization founded to help further the understanding of telephony and advance telecommunications as a career choice.

To be eligible for a TTA Foundation scholarship, students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be planning to attend a Texas college or university in fall 2019.

Special consideration will be given to students planning to pursue a degree in fields of study related to telecommunications such as math, business, education, technology, engineering and computer science. High school coursework and financial needs also are considered.

The TTA scholarship program is made possible by contributions from TTA members and associate members.

More information and an application can be found here.  The application deadline is March 29.