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Local student receives scholarship from TMS

May 30th, 2014 by Carrie Huckeby


College is off to a good start for Lindsey Thompson. The Mayfield resident and Graves County High School graduate was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Telecom Management Services (TMS) to help her attend Western Kentucky University.

Lindsey is the daughter of Eric and Lori Thompson. In high school, she was on the varsity cheer squad for three years and a manager for the boys’ soccer team. She was also involved in Future Business Leaders of America, Agape Club, Young Democrats, Beta Club and the 2013 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. She plans to study biology at WKU and return to a rural area like Mayfield, to work as an optometrist.

“This scholarship means a lot to me, because I do want to own a business in a rural community and come back around here and be close to family,” says Thompson. “I’m really grateful.”

FRS was established in 1994 and seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. FRS has awarded a total of $98,000 in college scholarships to 36 high school seniors in rural communities served by members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.

“Helping local students like Lindsey pay for college through these scholarship opportunities is a great joy for TMS,” says Chief Marketing Officer Carrie Huckeby. “Our biggest priority is helping the people of the communities we serve. We wish Lindsey all the best of luck as she begins her collegiate studies.”

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