Scholarships

With a commitment to education and rural America’s youth, BVTC provides a variety of scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors of active customers. Through these programs, we’re able to offer nearly $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

BVTC Scholarships

BVTC Distinguished ILEC Scholarship 

BVTC will provide one scholarship in the amount of $2500 to a student whose parents and/or legal guardians are currently subscribed to BVTC phone service in one of the following 12 ILEC exchanges: Axtell, Beattie, Centralia, Home, Linn, Oketo, Onaga, Palmer, Summerfield, Vermillion, Westmoreland, or Wheaton. Students will receive $1250 at the start of the first semester, and the remaining $1250 at the start of the second semester.

BVTC ILEC Scholarship  

BVTC will provide 12 scholarships in the amount of $750 each to students whose parents and/or legal guardians are currently subscribed to BVTC phone service in one of the following 12 ILEC exchanges: Axtell, Beattie, Centralia, Home, Linn, Oketo, Onaga, Palmer, Summerfield, Vermillion, Westmoreland, or Wheaton. Each of the 12 exchanges will be represented with one scholarship winner unless no application is received from that area. This scholarship will be dispersed in full at the start of the first semester.

BVTC CLEC Scholarship

BVTC will provide one scholarship in the amount of $750 to a student whose parents and/or legal guardians are currently subscribed to any BVTC service in the following areas: Blue Rapids, Bremen, Frankfort, Hanover, Marysville, Waterville, or Washington. This scholarship will be dispersed in full at the start of the first semester.

BVTC At-Large Scholarship

BVTC will provide five scholarships in the amount of $750 each to students whose parents and/or legal guardians are subscribed to any BVTC service living in any of the service areas. All scholarship applications not selected for the above awards will be compiled into this category. This scholarship will be dispersed in full at the start of the first semester.

Telephony Scholarship

BVTC will provide a one-time $500 scholarship to students whose parents and/or legal guardians are currently subscribed to any BVTC service and who will be attending a Kansas technical school to study telephony-based courses. This is designed to attract personnel to the profession and will be dispersed in full at the start of the first semester.

Qualifications for BVTC Scholarships:

  • Parent or legal guardian must be subscribed to BVTC service(s).
  • Student must live within the BVTC service area.
  • Children of BVTC employees or directors are not eligible.
  • Student must have a passing grade in each class.

Applications can be downloaded from this website starting in January of each year. Deadline for applications is the second Saturday in March.

Please note: There is only one  application form for all of the BVTC scholarships. We will categorize your application for you and consider it for each scholarship for which you are eligible. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download the BVTC scholarship application. Any questions you have regarding this program should be directed to Jada Ackerman at 877-876-1228 or jackerman@bluevalleyinc.net.

FRS Scholarship

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Services offers 25 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each year. FRS awards one  scholarship per NTCA region in an effort to offer young people from rural areas a better chance at receiving a higher education.

IMPORTANT: This application requires the signature of BVTC's general manager or board president. Please contact our office in advance to ensure someone will be available to sign the application. Deadline is March 1 of each year. 

FRS Scholarship Application:  FRS Scholarship Application: http://www.frs.org/images/2016FRSScholarshipApp.pdf

 

FRS Youth Tour

The Foundation for Rural Service's (FRS) annual Youth Tour is one of the most visible examples of the foundation's involvement with and commitment to rural youth. Each year, BVTC, along with other NTCA member companies, bring rural students from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a four-day, ALL EXPENSES PAID tour of the some of the most historical sites in the nation. While there, students learn about the telecommunications industry, as well as the regulatory and legislative processes. Educational sessions on these topics are greatly enhanced by site visits to the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in addition to meetings with industry leaders and members of Congress.

Students are also given ample time to explore the nation's capital and its many attractions. While there, the group will visit such sites as the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials; the Korean, Vietnam and World War II Memorials; Mount Vernon, home of George Washington; the Smithsonian museums; and much more.

The FRS Youth Tour is only open to high school juniors sponsored by current NTCA members, such as BVTC. The Youth Tour is always held the first week in June and runs from Saturday to Wednesday. The deadline for applications to be postmarked is March 1.  Applications may be emailed to jackerman@bluevalleyinc.net or mailed to BVTC’s office. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to download the FRS youth tour application.