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Jonathan Hochstetler Memorial Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Integra Technologies has established a scholarship program to assist employees, and children and grandchildren of employees, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Jon began his career as a student intern at Integra Technologies in Wichita, KS while he was working on his degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, Jon transitioned to a full time Semiconductor Test Engineer at Integra. Jon quickly became known as an extremely gifted Engineer who could always be counted on to solve difficult problems and consistently made himself available to support any of his coworkers regardless of what department they worked in. Jon routinely was seen at Integra supporting the production crew at night or on the weekend and through that process became a true friend to many at Integra. Jon’s dedication and hard work earned him many promotions throughout his nearly twenty-year career at Integra. As Jon worked his way through the management ranks, he never forgot how he got his start. He became the focal point and was responsible for a great deal of the growth of the partnership between WSU and Integra. Jon was always keenly interested in promoting the internship program at Integra, and consistently looked for opportunities to expand the program and allow more students to apply learned skills in a hands-on, real-life environment. Jon was dedicated to the continued growth and education for all the students and engineers as their careers developed. Jon continued his pursuits with the internship program throughout his career. Even after promotion to Vice President, Jon could be found “manning” the table at job fairs at all three state universities in KS. Jon’s technical abilities and leadership qualities allowed him to make significant, on-going contributions to Integra Technologies and the student intern program!

Jon enjoyed an active life, participating in activities with his wife and two children. He and his family were members of the Faith Mennonite Church. Jon was a participant in and supporter of the Head For The Cure 5K Walk/Run. Jon’s humor, good-natured spirit, willingness to listen, and positive approach to the world made him a valued friend, co-worker and family member.

The program Jon helped to develop continues to expand and has afforded hundreds of students an opportunity to apply what they are learning in a real-world environment. For those that knew Jon, we continue to miss him daily, and are honored to support the Jonathan Hochstetler Memorial Scholarship!

Applicants to the Jonathan Hochstetler Memorial Scholarship must be either:

  • A full- or part-time Integra Technologies employee with a minimum of 6 months employment with the company as of the application deadline date

OR

  • A dependent* child or grandchild, age 26 and under, of a full-time Integra Technologies employee with a minimum of 5 years employment with the company as of the application deadline date
    *Dependents are children or grandchildren who qualify as federal tax exemptions to the employee.

AND meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior or graduate or a college undergraduate
  • Plan to enroll in full-time, undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Declare (or intend to declare) a major in the general areas of Business or Engineering

The children and grandchildren of Vice Presidents and above are ineligible.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 dependent upon the type of school they will be attending. Award distribution will be as follows:

  • One (1) award of $1,000 to a recipient attending a 2-year or vocational technical school,
  • Three (3) awards of $3,000 to recipients attending a 4-year college or university

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a first bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is based on continued full-time enrollment, a declared Business or Engineering major, satisfactory academic performance, and continued employment or parental employment.

Recipients who graduate with an Associate’s degree in two or fewer years may continue renewing their award until the maximum is reached if they transition directly into a Bachelor’s program.

If requested, a recipient may defer their award for up to one academic year. No more than one year of deferral will be allowed.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Integra Technologies. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, any unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Integra Technologies play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 25, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Integra Technologies has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!