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Mountain Telephone recognized for contributions to MSU students

Mountain Telephone ScholarshipThe Morehead State University Board of Regents (BOR) recognized the Mountain Telephone Corporation as a loyal supporter of MSU students at a recent meeting.     

Each year, the Mountain Telephone Board of Trustees selects worthy recipients from the graduating classes of high schools in Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe counties who are continuing their education at MSU. During the current 2019-20 academic year, Mountain Telephone has contributed more than $85,000. This scholarship funding is currently supporting 58 students from the Mountain Telephone service region. Mountain Telephone has contributed nearly $2 million since 1988.   

“Mountain Telephone is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Morehead State University. Scholarships awarded to our members each year provide a number of young people with educational opportunities that will enrich our communities. We’re glad to be a part of this region and grateful for the opportunity to support MSU students.” said Shayne Ison, CEO and General Manager of Mountain Telephone.   

The criteria for selection emphasize character, leadership and work ethic, along with potential and financial need. Preference is given to students who have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for three years if academic eligibility is maintained.   

Students interested in applying to this scholarship, along with other privately funded scholarships managed by the MSU Foundation, should visit the online scholarship application at

For more information on this scholarship, or to establish your own, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email or visit to contribute.   

Photo: MSU’s Board of Regents recognized Mountain Telephone Corporation for their loyal support of the University’s students through scholarships. Pictured, left to right, are MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan; Quentin Murphy, assistant general manager at Mountain Telephone; and Shayne Ison, general manager of Mountain Telephone.