Blackfoot in Education
Welcome to the Blackfoot Communication portal for supporting our communities, powered by Submittable. We have streamlined our application process by using this online portal for community and education applications. If this your first time accessing this Application, you must first create a Submittable account to complete the form (see "Create Your Account" below). Once your Submittable account is created, you can use the same log-in/password account for future requests. If you run into issues setting up your account, please check out the FAQs.
FRS Youth Tour Program
Since 1995, the NTCA Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) has hosted an annual Youth Tour for thousands of high school students from across rural America. The Youth Tour provides an opportunity for students to visit our nation’s capital and learn about rural broadband—and share their community’s story with key legislative, regulatory and government figures as well as a forum for them to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities.
Each year Blackfoot Communications sponsors up to two high school students with an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC. The winner(s) will join over 100 students from across the country for a 4-day tour and explore the city, hear from experts at the FCC and Congress, and discuss how to make our rural communities better. Any qualifying high school student, aged 16-17 at the time of the Tour, and whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are currently serviced by Blackfoot, will be considered. The 2021 FRS Youth Tour is currently scheduled for Saturday, June 5th through Wednesday, June 9th. COVID19 restrictions may still be in place and this event may be cancelled at any time.
The Blackfoot Student Application requires two Letters of Recommendation from a current teacher and a community member, as well as answering a short Essay Question: Many schools have shifted to remote/virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. From your unique perspective, describe any challenges or advantages you have experienced using remote/virtual learning during the pandemic.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.
More information regarding the Youth Tour can be found here.
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