Rural Education Fund

BroadbandMT's Rural Education Fund supports scholars and scholarship in Montana. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed scholarships to high performing students throughout Montana. In recent years, the Fund altered its giving strategy. In 2017, BroadbandMT established an endowment at Montana Tech. Each year, Montana Tech identifies a scholar in its Business and Information Technology Program to receive a BroadbandMT tuition subsidy contribution.

Additionally, BroadbandMT recently developed a rural education stipend program to provide financial assistance to teachers who choose to practice their art in rural communities served by BroadbandMT members. Sometimes it is difficult for Montana’s smaller towns to compete with larger communities for teachers. We award one, $1500 scholarship to a current or incoming educator who commits to teaching for three consecutive years in eligible schools in Montana.  The scholarship renews for two additional years - for a total of $4,500 over three years for each winning educator. 

If your school is in one of our members' service areas, contact them to apply - applications are usually being accepted January through February.  

Schools, teachers and students are the lifeblood of our society. BroadbandMT is proud to contribute to the welfare of our communities. We deeply appreciate the donations we receive from our members and sponsors!

2024 - Hailey Rasmussen, Lincoln Public Schools: LincTel Communications service area
2023 - Danielle Fry, Lincoln Public Schools: LincTel Communications service area
2022 - Abby Stitt, Potomac School: Blackfoot Communications service area

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In addition to our many members that contribute to the Rural Education Fund,
our 2023 Corporate Sponsors are: 

2022 Corporate Sponsors

2021 Corporate Sponsors

2020 Corporate Sponsors