• MidSouth ITPA

2021 Billy D. Young Scholarship Winners

The scholarship was established in Mr. Billy D. Young’s memory to support fellow telecommunications workers that are employees of member companies of the Telecommunications Association of the Southeast (TELSE) or the ITPA Mid-South Chapter in educating their children. This scholarship is made available through the MidSouth Chapter and is supported by the individual Pioneer Clubs in the chapter.


Consideration for the scholarship included academic information, community involvement, sports, clubs, employment, and other extracurricular activities. Additionally, each student submitted a 1,000 word essay. Each applicant excelled both inside and outside the classroom during their high school career and were much deserved of the award.


The awards were presented by President Jay Vanlandingham at the 2021 TELSE Summer Symposium in Destin, FL.


Congratulations to our 2021 awardees! We wish you all the best as you continue your education.

  • $5,000 - Laura Tyson Daffin, Hayneville Telephone Company (pictured below)

  • $3,000 - Caleb Lee Meadows, Telapex, Inc.

  • $3,000 - Benjamin Graham Stewart, NECA (pictured below)

  • $1,000 -

  1. Conner Hazen Meadows, Telapex, Inc.

  2. Elena Jess Causey, Hayneville Telephone Company (pictured below)

  3. Abigail Lea Fahrubel, Farmers Telecommunications Coop.

  4. Clark David McGehee, Franklin Telephone Company

  5. Dawson Lee Woods, Franklin Telephone Company

  6. Ethan Jacob Hurt, Fulton Telephone Company






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