In 2000, River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative of Graettinger and Ruthven, established the River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College. Requirements include graduating senior planning to enroll full-time at Iowa Lakes; have a Graettinger, Ruthven, or Wallingford telephone exchange prefix of 859, 837 or 867; and minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Awards are $800 and must be used for tuition, books or fees.

The 2017-18 recipients are Keeven Long of Ruthven, and Jordan Thompson of Graettinger.

To establish a scholarship, contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Institutional Advancement/ Foundations Office at 712-362-0491 or 800-242-5106 ext. 4491. To apply for scholarships, visit

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Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0410 or 800-242-5106