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Donations, Scholarships & Grants

At CL Tel, we’re proud to support local students in advancing their education and non-profit organizations in furthering their missions. Each year, we provide donations, scholarships and grants to do just that.

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Setting Students Up for Success

Since 2003, we’ve partnered with the Clear Lake High School as well as state and national telecommunications organizations to offer scholarship opportunities to students in our service areas. In those 18+ years, many students have received the extra finances they need to become successful Americans, ready to serve North Iowa and beyond.

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Clear Lake High School Academic Excellence Award

CL Tel awards the top academic achiever in the Clear Lake High School graduating class with a $2,000.00 scholarship each year. The scholarship has been given since 2003 as part of the annual Academic Excellence Banquet each spring.

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NTCA Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

We’re a proud co-sponsor of this scholarship offered to area students. For any student who lives in Clear Lake or Ventura and wins an award, we will match the amount provided through the Foundation for Rural Service.

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Iowa Communications Alliance Scholarship

The ICA scholarship awards one college scholarship to a high school senior who lives within an ICA member service territory. We’re proud that numerous area students have earned this scholarship in years past.

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Aureon Scholarship Program

The Aureon Scholarship Program is available to students pursuing a STEM-related course of study after high school graduation. Our customers are eligible for this scholarship opportunity.

Charity Grants & Non-Profit Fundraising

Charity Grants

For non-profits in Clear Lake, Ventura, and Mason City, charity grants are available through our partnership with Aureon. Click here to complete the application.

Non-Profit Fundraising

CL Tel also supports numerous non-profits who seek funding for public events each year. We welcome all local non-profit organizations to submit an application for review. Contact us for more information.

We are delighted with the partnership we have with CL Tel and would recommend their services to any that ask.

– Tony Adams, K-12 Administrator, Newman Catholic School