The Washington Independent Telecommunications Scholarship Association (WITSA) was formed in 1986 for the purpose of awarding higher education scholarships to the dependent children of full-time employees of Washington Independent Telecommunications Association Member companies and Associate Member companies located in Washington. Awards are made anonymously and are based on academic achievement, curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Fund a Scholarship
If you would like to make a cash donation to WITSA to help fund a scholarship award, please email Shellie@shellieburnham.com for an invoice and click on the Donate button below.
SCHOLARSHIP OPEN FOR APPLICANTS – Due April 1st
Its that time of year when we open up our scholarship program for all your kids to apply! Thanks to our generous telephone companies and associate members that donate to the WITSA fund we are able to give away thousands of dollars a year.
Below you will find the new updated application along with the instructions.
Applications due April 1, 2022.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS:
Special thanks to our donors Consolidated Communications, Hood Canal Communications, Russ Ramsey Trust, Scatter Creek, St. John Telephone, Toledo Tel, Wahkiakum West, Whidbey Telecom, Rainier Connect, Moss Adams, Johnson, Stone & Pagano, ITA Showcase, and Brief Relief.
If you would like to make a donation to WITSA to help fund a scholarship award, please email Shellie@shellieburnham.
Thank you for your support of WITSA!
WITA President’s Award
The award is presented annually in appreciation for outstanding contribution to the Washington Independent Telecommunications Association.
2019 RJ DelMese
2018 Gail Long
2017 Nardia Jones
Senator Cantwell Staff
2016 John Braun
Senator for 20th District
2015 Rob Snyder
Attorney at Law
2014 Rick Finnigan
Law Office of Richard Finnigan
2013 Betty Buckley
2012 Dale Merten
2012 Rick Vitzthum
Tenino Telephone Co.