Shallotte, NC — Two local Brunswick County students were recently awarded scholarships through the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS). ATMC is a member of the FRS, a national organization that advances rural issues and awards annual scholarships to qualifying students across rural America. West Brunswick High School senior Kayla Miller and South Brunswick High School senior Kaylee Potter were both recipients of 2018 FRS scholarships.
Kayla Miller, daughter of Art and Carrie Miller of Ash, NC, was selected as the southeast region recipient of the $2,500 Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship. Miller will be attending Pfieffer University in the fall where she plans to study Criminal Justice and Psychology.
Kaylee Potter, daughter of Travis and Jennifer Potter of Winnabow, NC, was awarded the $500 Roger Alan Cox Sponsorship. Potter plans to study Nursing at East Carolina University in the fall.
In 2017, FRS created the Roger Alan Cox Scholarship sponsored by Herman and Whiteaker, LLC. Roger Cox served Brunswick County in the rural telecommunications industry, spending the last 27 years of his life at ATMC primarily in leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. This scholarship honors Roger’s passion and endless drive to help ensure that rural Americans have access to the same technology and education as every other American.
“We are honored that two local Brunswick County students were selected for these national scholarships,” said Keith Holden, ATMC CEO. “They have shown tremendous dedication to their studies and to the communities in which they live. We know they will have great success in their next chapter.”
FRS scholarships are awarded to rural students entering their first year of college or vocational school. A spokesperson for FRS commented, “Our scholarship winners have proven their academic prowess and have also showcased a remarkable love and appreciation for their communities. We wish all awardees the best in their future endeavors and hope they feel a great sense of support and community pride.”
ATMC is a member-owned cooperative providing a multitude of communications services, including telephone, business systems, wireless, Internet/Broadband, cable television service, and ATMC Security, in Brunswick and Columbus Counties in southeastern North Carolina. ATMC is the largest telephone cooperative in North Carolina and one of the largest in the country. For more information on ATMC products and services, visit atmc.com