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Scholarships

Since 1987, the NTA and its member companies have helped dreams come true for outstanding students in Nevada. In high school, these students began their journey of academic excellence, positive leadership and dedication to service. They are continuing throughout their careers to serve others and realize their full potential to change the world and create an enduring legacy. We at the NTA are proud to be a small part of their success.

To help students complete their higher education, the NTA offers two scholarships, through which students can help to fund their studies. Please click on a button below to apply online for a scholarship
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The FIRST SCHOLARSHIP is the John and Mary Louise Christian Scholarship and was established in 1987. The Scholarship honors John and Mary Louise Christian who owned the Lincoln County Telephone System until their tragic death in an automobile accident near Panaca, NV in November 1986. John and Mary Louise were active in operating their company as well as being involved in continuing efforts for the economic development of Lincoln County and their hometown of Pioche. The Applicant must be a dependent of someone who works for a company that is an Associate Member of the NTA or an Active Member (Telco) of the NTA. Seniors graduating from a Nevada State high school and enrolling in an accredited college, vocational school or university are eligible for the Scholarship.

The SECOND SCHOLARSHIP, established in 2014, is the Nevada Telecommunications Customer Member Scholarship and is designed for dependent children of customers who purchase landline or broadband service from the Association’s member local exchange telephone companies (the Active Member Telcos). Seniors graduating from a Nevada State high school and enrolling in an accredited college, vocational school or university are eligible for the Scholarship.

As of 2024, the NTA has increased the total funds awarded to students to $15,000. It is at the Scholarship committee's discretion as to how much of those funds are awarded to each of the scholarships.

     All scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of representatives from member companies based upon the committee’s review of four (4) criteria:

1. Academic achievement
2. Curricular and extracurricular activities
3. Financial need
4. Written essay

     Completed applications are due no later than March 31, 2024.

APPLY ONLINE TODAY!

The 2024 scholarship applications are now open.

ELGIBILITY:  The Applicant must be a dependent of someone who works for a company that is an Associate Member of the NTA or a Telco Member of the NTA. You do not need to live in Nevada.

For example, if your parent or guardian works for AT&T (a
TELCO MEMBER) or for example, Moss Adams, LLP (an ASSOCIATE MEMBER) then you would qualify for this scholarship.

ELGIBILITY: The Applicant must be a dependent of someone who purchases broadband (internet) or landline service (not cell service) from a company that is a Telco Member of the NTA. You do not need to live in Nevada.

For example, if your parent or guardian has AT&T (AT&T is one of our
TELCO MEMBERS) internet at home, you would qualify for this scholarship

Past John and Mary Louise Christian
Memorial Scholarship Recipients
NTA Customer Scholarship Recipients
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