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Scholarship Opportunities

2024 GBT Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 GBT Scholarship, where we will award 10 scholarships, each worth $700!

These scholarships are dedicated to supporting passionate and dedicated high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education. We invite all high school seniors from our area’s schools to apply!

The application process is simple, and all the details are below. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity – APPLY NOW

Scholarship details


Applications close April 1st.


HS seniors whose parents/guardians have had at least one GBT service since January 1st, 2024, and plan to seek higher education after graduation. (e.g. 4-year college, community college, technical or trade school, etc.)

Application process: 

Applicants will be asked to submit general information about themselves as well as a personal statement and a creative. The creative guidelines can be found in the application form.


Please direct all questions to marketing@gbtlive.com.

2024 NCK-Tech Scholarship Program

We’re awesome. You are too! Let’s team up!

GBT has been partnering with NCK Tech out of Hays to develop & grow the Telecommunications & Network Technology programs. These are a 2-year, 4-semester program through which students will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, while interning with the company to receive hands on experience while you are learning about it. The BEST part of it all is GBT will pay for it! – VIEW APPLICATION

Scholarship details

How do you apply?

First, you will need to be accepted into the NCK Tech program so please visit (www.ncktc.edu) for acceptance into their program. Next, fill out the Sponsorship Student Application Form, in your cover letter tell us why you would be the best candidate for GBT to sponsor.

We will review applicants, interview select candidates, and choose one or more to be part of the program. Selected students must sign an agreement stating their intention to complete the program, agreeing to intern with GBT during summer & semester breaks; while this does not guarantee employment by GBT upon completion, that is certainly the goal of GBT.

As a member of the GBT team, you will work alongside our team, receiving great mentoring from our lead technicians, learn hands on skills that you will learn while in class, and begin applying your knowledge immediately.

Email your completed application along with a cover letter, explaining why you are interested in the program and why you would be a great fit for our company to HR@GBTLIVE.COM by April 1, 2024.

GBT will interview, select, and notify selected students by April 22, 2024. GBT will email all candidates not selected. If you are elected as the sponsored student, GBT will coordinate with you and NCK Tech to promote a smooth transition into the program, provide the agreement form for your signature, make direct payment to NCK Tech for your tuition, books, & buy your tools! We will also be available to answer any other questions you might have.

If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to reach out to hr@gbtlive.com anytime!

2024 FRS Scholarship Program

Apply now for a $2,500 General Scholarship to students from rural America to an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school which GBT co-funds with the Foundation for Rural Services. – APPLY HERE

Scholarship details

Sponsors: Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and GBT

Application Submission:

The FRS Scholarship application must be completed onlineAPPLY HERE.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024

FRS annually awards scholarships to rural students for their first year of 2-year or 4-year college, or vocational school. All applicants require sponsorship by GBT to be eligible. FRS has awarded over $1 million in scholarships since its inception, empowering rural students to advance their communities with invaluable skill sets and experiences.

The value of the scholarships ranges from $500-$7,000, based on a variety of criteria. One application qualifies a student for all available FRS scholarships.

For more information please contact:

Kara Jecha, GBT Marketing
Tel: 785-372-4236
E-mail: marketing@gbtlive.com

FRS Youth Tour to Washington DC

Do you have or know a high school student who is 16 or 17 and whose parents have at least one GBT service? If so, tell them to apply for the FRS Youth Tour which brings together 100 high school students to Washington DC for 5 days to learn about legislative and government processes and the importance of quality broadband connections. – APPLY HERE

Scholarship details

Open to a high school student that is 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the tour, June 3-7, 2024. If applicant turns 18 during the tour dates, they are ineligible for the Youth Tour. Students must live in a household receiving any of the following GBT services: Telephone, StreamTV, or Internet.

Online Application Deadline: March 1, 2024.

– Click here for a short video about the 2024 FRS Youth Tour.

– Click here for flyer about the 2024 FRS Youth Tour.

Focus of the Youth Tour:

1. Offers rural students an inside look at the telecommunications industry.
2. Educates students about the legislative and governmental process.
3. Gives students the opportunity to experience the nation’s capital.
4. Allows students to meet other youth from rural communities across the country and to form friendships that last a lifetime.

For more information please contact:

Kara Jecha, GBT Marketing
Tel: 785-372-4236
E-mail: marketing@gbtlive.com

Note: Local high schools in the GBT service areas also have information available for the above scholarship programs. Feel free talk to your high school counselor for more information.