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Farmers Telephone Cooperative endows scholarship at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. – Farmers Telephone Cooperative Inc., a veteran in the telephone industry and headquartered in Kingstree, recently donated $25,000 to the Francis Marion University Foundation to endow its scholarship established in 1995.

The Farmers Telephone Cooperative Scholarship is awarded annually to an exceptional student living in FTC’s service area whose parents or guardians are members of the cooperative.

  “FTC is serious in our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Sheryl Scott, public relations director of FTC.  “Education is a large part of that commitment, and we’re proud to partner with FMU in helping to provide educational opportunities to our members. FTC’s pledge to education pays off in dividends that can never be measured in dollars.”

 “We are extremely appreciative of this generous gift from Farmers Telephone Cooperative,” said FMU president Fred Carter. “Scholarship support from local corporate partners such as FTC is integral to the university’s mission of educating the young men and women of the Pee Dee.”

FTC has dependably provided the latest telecommunications technology to a five-county area in South Carolina since 1951.

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Last Published: March 17, 2004 9:42 AM
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