Gavin Wosmek to receive Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation scholarship
Wosmek is Pine River-Backus student
The Minnesota Telecom Alliance announced it received 158 scholarship applications from across the state and one winning student is from Emily.
Gavin Wosmek was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation, Josh Netland, Emily Cooperative Telephone Company, said in a news release.
Wosmek will graduate from Pine River-Backus High School and plans to attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is the son of Chad and Lorie Wosmek.
In awarding the scholarship to Wosmek, Netland said in the news release, “We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in this student's college education. Rural communities need educated and talented young people to be our leaders of the future. It makes us all proud at Emily Cooperative Telephone Company when one of the statewide winners is from our area.”
The foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization based in St. Paul representing more than 44 telephone companies and cooperatives in the state.