Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is customer owned and operated. We don’t just serve the community, we are a part of the community! CCTC employees routinely volunteer their time to assist in community events including the annual Funtier Days and Lions Club activities and contribute to county school activities such as Homecoming events, proms, graduations, sporting events and livestock shows.

We also proudly serve on our local city council, school, economic development and housing authority boards. CCTC remains committed to our community by supporting local organizations such as Santa Anna EDC, Coleman EDC, all county Volunteer Fire Departments, Coleman PRCA Rodeo, and much more.


Tom Kingsbery Memorial Scholarship

The Tom Kingsbery Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. in 1999 in memory of Tom Kingsbery, who served on CCTC’s board of directors for over 35 years.  CCTC awards three $1000 scholarships to college students from our service area. To apply for a scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria and submit the following information by email to no later than July 1, 2024.  A confirmation email will be sent acknowledging receipt of the application.
1. The student’s parents or guardians must have active service with CCTC.  This includes telephone or internet in any of our service areas.

  1. The student must have a 2.5 grade point average or better.
    3. The student must have completed at least one year in a post-secondary institution.
  2. The student must demonstrate a need for the funds in order to be eligible.
    5. The student must submit:
    a. A cover sheet containing the following information:
    Name, Mailing Address, Contact Telephone Number, Name/s of parents or guardians, High School attended and date of graduation,
    Name of post-secondary institution in which student is currently enrolled
    b. A brief essay entitled “How This Scholarship Will Help Me Achieve My Education/Career Goals.”
    c. Two letters of recommendation
    d. Copy of transcript
  3. Recent Headshot (no selfies) emailed to
  4. This scholarship will be awarded regardless of race, creed, sex, or national origin.
    7. The application must be received by CCTC no later than July 1, 2024.
    8. The selection of the scholarship committee will be final and will be announced at CCTC’s Annual Membership Meeting.
    9. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the learning institution.
    10. The scholarship is valid for one year. The ability to collect this scholarship amount will expire on July 1 of the following year.
    Please Note: Children or grandchildren of directors or employees of Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. are not eligible.
    Please call 348-3124 for more information.

(Download PDF Application)

Foundation for Rural Service College Scholarship Program

Area high school seniors are encouraged to apply for scholarships sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service. Established in 1994, FRS, in cooperation with NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. In keeping with its mission, furthering the education of rural youth is one of the foundation’s primary focuses. Our company, Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (CCTC) is a member of NTCA and is proud to support FRS in this worthy endeavor.

As your local telecommunications service provider, it is our pleasure to offer this national scholarship program. Should a student from our service area be selected to receive one of the 30 scholarships ($2000 each), we will contribute an additional $500 to the scholarship, bringing the total one-time scholarship award to $2500. Students may also be eligible for four FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships valued at $5000 each, the Everett Kneece Scholarship for $7000, or for two TMS Scholarships at $1500 each. Students who are majoring in math, science, engineering, or medicine are given preference for the FRS Staurulakis Family Scholarships.

You must have service with CCTC for your senior to be eligible. This includes telephone, DSL, and Wireless broadband in the city of Coleman and surrounding areas, etc. Ask us if you’re not sure about your eligibility and we will be glad to help! Visit the FRS website at for more information and to apply!

Completed applications should be sent directly to FRS, postmarked no later than March 1 of the calendar year. Applications postmarked to FRS after this date will NOT be accepted. Please note that each application must bear a manager’s signature to be considered eligible.

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