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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

ESTech is proud to provide support to the members of our community! Through scholarships and grants we have established some great opportunities to our membership.

2024 Scholarship Winners

Traditional Scholarship Winners

Jaylen Stone - $1,500 Scholarship - Flagler High School
Will attend the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to study Exercise Science
Lexi Sondburg - $1,000 Scholarship -  Bennett High School
Will attend the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to study Nursing

Vocational Scholarship Winners

KaCee Jo Saffer - $1,500 Scholarship- Flagler High School
Will attend the Nebraska College of Technical Ag in Curtis to study Agribusiness and Agronomy
Tyler Hill - $750 Scholarship - Bennett High School
Will attend NW Kansas Tech in Goodland to study Precision Ag
Gunner Nestor - $750 Scholarship - Genoa-Hugo High School
Will attend NW Kansas Tech in Goodland to study Crime Scene Investigation
Logan Sitzman - $750 Scholarship - Genoa-Hugo High School
Will attend NW Kansas Tech in Goodland to study Diesel Tech

Our 2023 traditional scholarship winners who were awarded $1,000 towards the university or college of their choice.

Brynlyn Owens   Limon High School (Genoa Exchange) Attending Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont
Camden Bledsoe   Arriba-Flagler High School Attending West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas

Our 2023 traditional scholarship winners who were awarded $500 towards the university or college of their choice.

Allison Daly Arriba-Flagler High School Attending University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming
Baylee Kelly Genoa-Hugo High School Attending University of Colorado in Colorado Springs

FRS Community Grant 2023

A Grant Program for rural areas that Supports Important Projects in our Communities

Eastern Slope is happy to participate in the grant program for rural community projects available through (FRS) Foundation for Rural Service, in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association.

The FRS Grant Program is designed to support local efforts to build and sustain the quality of life in rural America in these four categories:

Do you have a community project that may qualify for the FRS grant?
  • Could be fully funded by the grant maximum of $5,000 or have at least 75% of the project currently funded.
  • Technology and broadband enabled focused projects.
  • Have a long-term impact for the community and its residents.
  • Promote community participation and engagement.
  • Create a more sustainable rural community.
  • Individuals
  • Scholarship Programs
  • International Organizations
  • Lobbying and Political Activities
  • Ticketed Events
  • Infrastructure/Building campaigns
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Community Food Programs
  • Loan Repayments
  • Religious-based activities
  • For-Profit Businesses

A Grant Program for rural Areas that Supports Important Projects in our Communities

Eastern Slope is happy to announce a grant program for rural community projects available through (FRS) Foundation of Rural Service, in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association.

The FRS Grant Program is designed to support local efforts to build and sustain the quality of life in rural America in these four categories:

Business and Economic Development
Devise a plan to turn your community into a global phenomenon by growing small or existing
businesses, developing new ones and implementing a job creation program that attracts key
talent from your community or from skilled individuals interested in relocating to small town
America.

Community Development
Develop an outreach program that helps to promote advancing technology skills of your
community members, incorporates innovation into learning, raises the visibility of your
community’s talent and artistry, and places your town on everyone’s bucket list as the place to
visit.

Education
Support advances in education by helping your schools get technology (computers, smart
boards, etc.) in the classroom, build resources for curriculum development, strengthen
extracurricular activities and programs and promote distance learning programs.

Telecommunications Applications
Show how you plan to turn your community into a technological powerhouse by promoting the
implementation and use of broadband-enabled applications for telehealth, education,
government services, safety and security, and efficient energy distribution and use.

Check back in the Spring of 2023 for information on the 2023 Community Grant Program

If you have any questions on the FRS Community Grant, please contact our business office at: 1(888) 999-3778

Eastern Slope Technologies is proud to support the students in our community with traditional and vocational scholarship opportunities. Here are the 2023 Scholarship Winners

 $1000 Traditional Scholarships

Rhealie RittgersEads High School Attending Colby Community College in Kansas
Tailyn Thompson – Limon High School (Genoa Exchange) Attending Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

 

$1000 Vocational Scholarship

Connor KahnGenoa-Hugo High School
Attending Amarillo Community College in Texas

A Grant Program for rural Areas that Supports Important Projects in our Communities

Eastern Slope is happy to announce a grant program for rural community projects available through (FRS) Foundation of Rural Service, in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association.

The FRS Grant Program is designed to support local efforts to build and sustain the quality of life in rural America in these four categories:

Business and Economic Development
Devise a plan to turn your community into a global phenomenon by growing small or existing
businesses, developing new ones and implementing a job creation program that attracts key
talent from your community or from skilled individuals interested in relocating to small town
America.

Community Development
Develop an outreach program that helps to promote advancing technology skills of your
community members, incorporates innovation into learning, raises the visibility of your
community’s talent and artistry, and places your town on everyone’s bucket list as the place to
visit.

Education
Support advances in education by helping your schools get technology (computers, smart
boards, etc.) in the classroom, build resources for curriculum development, strengthen
extracurricular activities and programs and promote distance learning programs.

Telecommunications Applications
Show how you plan to turn your community into a technological powerhouse by promoting the
implementation and use of broadband-enabled applications for telehealth, education,
government services, safety and security, and efficient energy distribution and use.

Check back in the Spring of 2023 for information on the 2023 Community Grant Program

If you have any questions on the FRS Community Grant, please contact our business office at: 1(888) 999-3778

Eastern Slope Technologies is proud to support the students in our community with traditional and vocational scholarship opportunities.

Eastern Slope Technologies $1,000 & $500 Scholarships

Eastern Slope Technologies will award four scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

  • (1) $1,000 Traditional Scholarship 
  • (1) $500 Traditional Scholarship

will be awarded to a recipient who is planning to attend any accredited community/ junior college, university, or college in the continuous fall semester.

  • (1) $1,000 Vocational/Technology Scholarship 
  • (1) $500 Vocational/Technology Scholarship

will be awarded to a recipient who is focusing on vocational studies and plans to attend any accredited vocational school (Community/Junior College or Certification program) in the continuous fall semester.

Please use the appropriate scholarship form to apply for each of the scholarships.

The $1,000 and $500 Eastern Slope Technologies scholarship award winners will be chosen from a review panel. The scholarship will be awarded on a one-time basis and is not renewable. Students must be classified as a full-time student with confirmation of enrollment required. Scholarship monies will be paid to the Financial Aid Office of school the student attends in both the students name and the institution. The amount of the scholarship will be divided into two equal disbursements of $500 or $250 disbursed in the fall semester then again in the spring semester. Scholarship winners must maintain a C (2.0) average or better in the first semester to receive disbursement in the second semester. If a scholarship winner withdraws from school or elects to attend a non-accredited school after receiving a scholarship, the scholarship will be terminated and any refunds from the school will go to Eastern Slope Technologies.

Eligibility and Application Requirements:

  • Applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be an active member of the Eastern Slope cooperative.
  • The most recent high school transcript must be included.
  • The applicant must complete the most current Eastern Slope Technologies application form of the scholarship for which they are applying.
  • Include letters of recommendation from a member in the community (not a family member) and a member of the high school you attend.
  • The scholarship application and required submissions must be received by Eastern Slope Technologies no later than the extended due date of April 13, 2023.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded below or are available at the Eastern Slope Technologies business office (403 3rd Ave, Hugo).

Send Scholarships to:

Eastern Slope Technologies

Attn: Tammy Simmons

PO Box 397

Hugo, CO 80821

or

Applications may be emailed to Eastern Slope Technologies at scholarship@esrta.com

A Grant Program for rural Areas that Supports Important Projects in our Communities

Eastern Slope is happy to announce a grant program for rural community projects available through (FRS) Foundation of Rural Service, in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association.

The FRS Grant Program is designed to support local efforts to build and sustain the quality of life in rural America in these four categories:

Business and Economic Development
Devise a plan to turn your community into a global phenomenon by growing small or existing
businesses, developing new ones and implementing a job creation program that attracts key
talent from your community or from skilled individuals interested in relocating to small town
America.

Community Development
Develop an outreach program that helps to promote advancing technology skills of your
community members, incorporates innovation into learning, raises the visibility of your
community’s talent and artistry, and places your town on everyone’s bucket list as the place to
visit.

Education
Support advances in education by helping your schools get technology (computers, smart
boards, etc.) in the classroom, build resources for curriculum development, strengthen
extracurricular activities and programs and promote distance learning programs.

Telecommunications Applications
Show how you plan to turn your community into a technological powerhouse by promoting the
implementation and use of broadband-enabled applications for telehealth, education,
government services, safety and security, and efficient energy distribution and use.

Check back in the Spring of 2023 for information on the 2023 Community Grant Program

If you have any questions on the FRS Community Grant, please contact our business office at: 1(888) 999-3778