Grants and Scholarships

To serve the community, you have to know the community. At South Slope we pride ourselves on being an active member of the communities we serve. 

Grant Programs

  • South Slope and Aureon (formerly Iowa Network Services - INS) are proud to offer a charity grant program available to any nonprofit in the South Slope service area. Awards range from $250-$1,500 from Aureon and South Slope will match up to $1,000. Grants are awarded quarterly and the decision on grant awardees and amounts are made by an independent Aureon Charity Grant Committee. Grant funds cannot be used to cover operating expenses and must be used toward a tangible item. Download the Aureon/South Slope Matching Grant fillable PDF.
  • The Foundation for Rural Service provides grants for programs in rural communities served by NTCA members, such as South Slope. The grant supports local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Applicants may request grants in the range of $250 to $5,000. Grant applications are available mid-year on the FRS website
 

Scholarship Programs

  • Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) -  FRS awards up to 30 one-time scholarships of $2,500 to students from rural America for their first year of college. FRS funds $2,000 of the scholarship and South Slope funds an additional $500. 
    • Application 
    • Due date: March 1, 2017
    • Requirements: must be signed by South Slope manager or board member
  • Iowa Communications Alliance (ICA) - This program awards a scholarship to a student who lives in a community served by the Iowa Communications Alliance, such as South Slope. The organization plans to give a $2,500 scholarship to a high school senior or student currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
  • Aureon (formerly Iowa Network Services) - has established the Aureon Scholarship Program for students pursuing a STEM-related course of study. High school juniors and graduating seniors within the 2014-2015 school year are eligible. Scholarship awards range from $500- $1,000 and will be offered to students who have outstanding academic and achievement records.

Please call 319-626-2211 or email community@southslope.com if you would like additional information on South Slope grant or scholarship programs.