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Finally, a scholarship competition that is as awesome as you make it. Put your passion on display and showcase your story your way. Choose any method you want to tell what you are passionate about and how it has led to your chosen career. We don't care if you send us a video, slideshow, artwork, essay, WHATEVER.
Application Guidelines
Scholarships: Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
To Apply:  Complete the application form, submit your story following the guidelines listed below, and include two letters of recommendation from school staff or community leaders supporting your performance and achievements in school and community projects.
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors living in the Nex-Tech service area. The student’s parents or legal guardians must receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service, (Landline Phone, Internet, or TV), excluding Nex-Tech Wireless services.
Your Story: Submit a brief presentation to showcase your passion. We suggest a maximum of 10 slides for presentations, 1,000 words for essays (can include pictures), and 5 minutes for video.
Acceptable media options:
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Adobe PDF
  • YouTube Video
  • Google Docs
Presentations will be judged on creativity, grammar, syntax, and spelling accuracy. Your presentation can be saved and submitted as a link, saved to a USB or DVD, or printed (whatever you prefer). We are not concerned about class rank, grades, or other forms of scholastic/athletic achievement. We just want to know about you, your passion, and how that has led to your chosen career.

Examples, to get you started:

  • Say you love shop classes.  You are proud of several woodworking and welding projects.  You decide you are going to take pictures of each project and showcase those in a PowerPoint presentation, complete with captions that tell a short story about what the pictures are and how they represent you and the career you plan to pursue.
  • You are passionate about children and plan to be a social worker or teacher.  You spend time reading to kids at the library or in the grade school and have someone take pictures or a video of you reading to the students.  You share why this is important to you and how it has prepared you for the future.
  • You love art and have completed a variety of projects throughout high school.  You showcase those through pictures or video and describe how they have contributed to your future plans.
  • You aren’t sure what you plan to go into yet, but you love to serve others.  You have been active in youth groups, so you provide examples of how your experiences in those groups have made you who you are today and hope to be tomorrow.
These are just examples.  Really, the sky’s the limit.  We want you to use your own creativity in sharing your story with us.  After all, it’s all about… YOU!

How to Submit Your Application and Presentation:

Option 1-Online: Complete the application form, attach your presentation (document or link), both letters of recommendation, and click Submit. You will receive an email confirming your application submission.
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Option 2-Mail or Hand-Delivery: Complete the application form  without attaching any supporting documents. Select the option indicating mail or hand-delivery, then click Submit. Mail or hand-deliver your presentation, letters of recommendation, and a copy of the email you receive confirming the application form submission to:
Nex-Tech Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 158
145 N. Main
Lenora, KS 67645

Winning Presentations:

The Nex-Tech Scholarship Committee will announce recipients by April 5, 2021. The ten applicants selected to receive a scholarship will be contacted by a scholarship committee member. Non-winning applicants will not be contacted.

Complete Application Checklist:

1. Form.  2. Presentation.  3. Two Letters of Recommendation.
Please submit letters of recommendation with the application.


February 1, 2021: Postmarked, submitted online, or hand-delivered to the Lenora Office. If hand-delivered, please call 877-625-7872 to confirm the Lenora office hours. Late applications will not be accepted.


If you have any questions or would like to verify eligibility, please contact:
Jacque Beckman
Office: 877-625-7872, Ext. 5102
Cell: 785-567-3222
Lisa Wagoner
Office: 877-625-7872, Ext. 5101