2024-25 Scholarship Winners

Jessica Jahay

Plans to attend Colby Community College and major in Education.

Trevor Hankey

Plans to attend Northwest Technology Center and major in Automotive Mechanics.

Creed Leeper

Plans to attend North Central Kansas Technical and major in Applied Technologies.

Jacob Eck

Plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Brock Bourgeois

Plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University and major in Computer Science.

Foundation For Rural Services

Community Grant Program

The 2024 Community Grant Program is Open. The Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program is offered annually through NTCA members, like SCTelcom, to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America.

The grant categories are:
Business and Economic Development
Community Development
Telecommunications Applications

Deadline for submitting applications to SCTelcom is August 5, 2024.

For additional information, please visit https://www.frs.org/programs/grant-program/community-grant

We will begin accepting SCTelcom applications for the 2024-2025 school year in January 2024. The deadline will be March 8, 2024 at 5:00 p.m


Any high school senior whose parent or legal guardian subscribes to SCTelcom local telephone service or the son, daughter, or legal dependent of a subscriber who resides in one of the following exchanges: 239, 247, 248, 294, 497, 546, 825, 431 or 474.


The application must include the following items to be considered complete.

  • High School transcripts
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • List of all high school extra-curricular activities
  • Two letters of recommendation–one from your current school administrator and one from anyone else you believe knows you well
  • A brief statement relating how this scholarship would benefit you and why you have chosen your current field of study
  • A wallet-size senior picture to be used for publicity purposes

Award Selection Process

A scholarship committee consisting of the Director who has been named the Scholarship Chairman and a SCTelcom employee will review the applications and select the seven winners. The winners will be announced at the annual meeting in April 2024. Scholarship awards will be issued directly to the college in two payments, one each semester with proof of enrollment.

Completed applications must be received in our Medicine Lodge office on or before 5:00 p.m., March 8, 2024. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified.

Hard copy applications can be emailed, mailed or dropped off at any SCTelcom location.

Email completed application to:

Mail completed application to:
South Central Telephone Association, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Drawer B
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

Foundation For Rural Services

2024 Foundation for Rural Services Scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. Through its various programs and initiatives, FRS strongly supports the continuing education of rural youth.

Deadline for submitting applications to FRS no later than February 16, 2024.

Additional information can be found here – Download Flier

Foundation For Rural Services

Foundation For Rural Services Youth Tour

The FRS Youth Tour is a chance for students to visit our nation’s capital and learn about rural broadband, share their community’s story with key legislative, regulatory and government figures as well as a forum for them to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities. 

SCTelcom will be sponsoring a student for the 2024 Youth Tour.

Deadline for submitting applications to SCTelcom is March 8, 2024.

Additional information can be found here – View Informational Video

Foundation For Rural Services

James L. Bass Legal Scholarship

For the second year, FRS is offering the James L. Bass Legal scholarship. This scholarship honors James Bass, who was pivotal in the creation of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, where he served as one of the organization’s earliest Presidents and for numerous other telecommunication milestones. 

This scholarship is for students entering their first year of law school and does not require an NTCA member sponsorship.

Deadline for submitting applications to FRS is February 16, 2024.