We will begin accepting SCTelcom applications for the 2023-2024 school year in January 2023. The deadline will be March 3, 2023 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 2023. Scholarship awards will be issued directly to the college in two payments, one each semester with proof of enrollment.

Completed applications must be received at one of our business offices in Medicine Lodge, Kiowa, or Harper on or before 5:00 p.m., March 3, 2023. 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

2023 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 8, 2023.

Apply here – Student Scholarship Directions | FRS – Foundation for Rural Service

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 and chaperone for the 2023 Youth Tour.

Deadline for submitting applications to SCTelcom is March 10, 2023.

Additional information can be found here – Download Flier

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 8, 2023.

2023-24 Scholarship Winners

Kady Anschutz

Plans to attend Bethany College and major in Physical Therapy.

Teddie Hooker

Plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Special Education.

Easton Hrencher

Plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Business.

Ky Smith

Plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University and major in Health and Sports Science Education.

Paisley Smyth

Plans to attend Pratt Community College and major in Agribusiness.