HTC announces winner in national college scholarship program

Elor Mayan
Elor Mayan

HTC is pleased to announce that Elor Mayan, a senior at the Academy for Arts, Science, & Technology, is the recipient of a $5,000 college scholarship program from Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA.  Elor has been accepted to attend the University of South Carolina and plans to study nursing.  He and his family reside in the Myrtle Beach area.

The FRS college scholarship program includes a number of named scholarship opportunities including the

FRS JSI scholarships funded by Manny and Leo Staurulakis, of JSI, in honor of their parents John and Chresanthe Staurulakis. These scholarships are awarded each year and give preference to students with an interest in science, math, medicine, or engineering.

The FRS scholarship program awarded scholarships, ranging from $1,500-$5,000 to rural youth across the United States. Out of over 1,300 applications received this year, 54 scholarships were awarded.  The goal of the scholarship program is to help further higher education opportunities among high school students.  HTC strongly supports the youth of our community and is thrilled to sponsor this worthy program. 

Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent team of reviewers from the education field. To be eligible, recipients must be sponsored by a NTCA member system, and must indicate a desire to return to their communities once their collegiate studies have been completed. 

“We are thrilled to offer this program, with the goal of leveling the playing field for students who often face financial obstacles in their pursuit of higher education,” said Tom Vitt, HTC Director of Marketing.  “The FRS scholarship program enables telecommunications providers to show their support of the youth living in the communities they serve.  It is a source of tremendous pride for us and for the entire community of HTC.”

The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors that receive local telecommunications service from HTC.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational technical school, and have at least a C-grade point average. 

About HTC

HTC, Inc. is the nation’s largest telecommunications cooperative.  Founded in 1952, HTC celebrates nearly 67 years of service to Horry and Georgetown Counties as a local communications leader. 

HTC offers High Speed Internet, Digital Cable, Digital Wireless, Home Security, local telephone and long distance service, and advanced business services such as Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN), Managed Networks, VOIP Solutions, WiFi Solutions, Firewall and Security services. HTC provides these services utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network. 

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