AcenTek established its college scholarship fund in 2000 for the purpose of awarding $1,000 scholarships to up to 20 high school seniors in our serving areas who continue their education. Eligible participants are graduating seniors who have been accepted to a college or university and have AcenTek phone or broadband service in Minnesota, Iowa or Michigan. Over the past 22 years AcenTek has awarded $423,000 to deserving young adults.

If you are interested in applying for the AcenTek scholarship please click on the links below to access the AcenTek Scholarship Application, Recommendation Form, and AcenTek Scholarship Guidelines. The completed application must be postmarked or received at the AcenTek office in Houston, MN on or before March 1, 2024.

AcenTek Scholarship Application 2024*

AcenTek Recommendation Form 2024*

AcenTek Scholarship Guidelines 2024

*These PDFs are “fillable forms” to complete online and print to mail with other required paperwork.


Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the AcenTek Scholarship!


Kiersten Bakalars La Crescent High School
Olivia Beckman Houston High School
Isabelle Ekstrom Veritas Scholars Academy
Erin Fortsch La Crescent High School
Lexie Hoscheit Caledonia High School
Chason Mierau Rushford-Peterson High School
Miranda Schroeder Caledonia High School
Jane Thompson Houston High School
Sydney Thompson Houston High School
Sydney Torgerson Houston High School



Alaina Gebel Waukon High School
Jacqlyn Schmitt Turkey Valley High School
Alexis Steffens North Fayette Valley High School
Grace Stegen Waukon High School
Billie Wagner South Winneshiek High School
Jaylyn Walleser Kee High School


Jackson Kulawiak Buckley High School
Anya Scott Black River High School

"I am so thankful for this opportunity to further my post secondary education with your help. I am so excited to continue learning new things and to see where life takes me. Thank you for believing in me!"

-Erin Fortsch