Who Can Apply: With an active law career that spanned more than 70 years, James Bass helped secure funds for rural telephone systems to bring modern telephone service to rural areas. He was pivotal in the creation of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, where he served as one of the organization’s earliest Presidents. Mr. Bass continued his leadership with service for more than 50 years as legal counsel, guiding NTCA through many challenges and opportunities. Recognizing Mr. Bass’s impact to the industry and his passion for the legal profession, the NTCA Board established a scholarship for students entering their first year of law school and who have an interest in rural communities.
- Citizenship: United States
- Grade Level: Undergrad
Submission: Explain the importance of telecom in a rural community, and how quality broadband in rural America can create a more equal playing field for rural communities.
Deadline: February 26, 2022