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Scholarships, Grants and Donations

We don’t just talk about community support – we live it. From our cooperative business model to our philanthropic giving, we’re proud to support the Eastern Iowa community.

Scholarship Programs

Iowa Communications Alliance Member Scholarship (ICA) – The ICA has two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded to a student whose parent or guardian is currently employed by or serving as a director of an Iowa Communications Alliance Active Member Company. This application is also open to any student who is a current employee of an ICA Voting Member Company. Both high school seniors and current full-time undergraduate college/university students who will be continuing their undergraduate education in the 2023-2024 academic year are eligible. Check back in January 2024 for more information, application and deadline. 

Aureon – The Aureon Scholarship Program is for students pursuing a STEM-related course of study. High school juniors and graduating seniors in the 2022-2023 school year with a minimum 3.33 GPA and who lives in a home with active phone, internet or TV from an Iowa Independent Telecommunications Company (such as South Slope) are eligible. Scholarship awards range from $1,000- $3,000 and will be offered to students who have outstanding academic and achievement records. Check back in January 2024 for more information, application and deadline. 

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) – FRS awards up to 30 one-time scholarships of $2,500 to students from rural America for their first year of college. FRS funds $2,000 of the scholarship and South Slope funds an additional $500. Check back in January 2024 for more information, application and deadline. 

Charity Grants for Non-Profits

South Slope & Aureon Grants

South Slope and Aureon are proud to offer a charity grant program available to any nonprofit in the South Slope service area. Awards range from $250-$1,500 from Aureon and South Slope will match up to $1,000. Grants are awarded quarterly and the decision on grant awardees and amounts are made by an independent Aureon Charity Grant Committee. Grant funds cannot be used to cover operating expenses and must be used toward a tangible item.

The Foundation for Rural Service

The Foundation for Rural Service provides grants for programs in rural communities served by NTCA members, such as South Slope. The grant supports local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Applicants may request grants in the range of $250 to $5,000. Grant applications are available mid-year on the FRS website.

Donation Requests

South Slope is proud to give back to our communities. We are happy to support schools and local nonprofits in the communities we serve through monetary and in-kind donations. South Slope remains focused on giving to organizations whose mission falls into the following areas: education, arts and culture, wellness, economic development, community safety, and environmental awareness.

All donation requests need to be made using the online form. If you have additional paperwork to submit, please email Requests may require up to 30 business days for review, approval and processing.

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