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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 attached application, submit your story following the guidelines listed below, and include two letters of recommendation from a school official, teacher, or a religious or business leader in your community.
Eligibility: This scholarship program is open to high school seniors living in households whose parents or legal guardians receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service, excluding Nex-Tech Wireless cell phone service.
Your Story: To showcase your passion and career, please submit a brief presentation using a media option of your choice (maximum of 10 minutes, 10 slides, or 1,000 words). Examples: PowerPoint, Google Docs, Videotaped Demonstration, Essay with Photos, YouTube, etc. 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.)

To get you started, here are some examples of what we have in mind:

  • 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: Electronically complete and submit the application, attaching your presentation (document or link) and both letters of recommendation.
Option 2: Print and mail the completed application, along with your presentation on USB, DVD, or printed media, and both letters of recommendation to: Nex-Tech Scholarship Committee, 145 N. Main, P.O. Box 158, Lenora, KS 67645.
If you prefer to hand-deliver your application to the Lenora office, please deliver to 145 N. Main Street, Lenora, during open hours: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Winning Projects:
The Nex-Tech Scholarship Committee will announce recipients by April 30, 2017.
1. Application.  2. Presentation.  3. Two Letters of Recommendation.
March 1, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.  Late applications/projects will not be accepted.
Please text, e-mail, or call Jacque Beckman at 785-567-3222 or, or call 877-567-7872, Ext. 1170.