About the Foundation
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is concerned with promoting hard work and supporting the skilled trades in a variety of areas. Primarily, we award scholarships to young men and women who have illustrated both an interest and an aptitude around mastering a specific trade. Qualified candidates include those students who want to advance their education through an accredited trade school or apprenticeship program, exhibit high work ethic and need financial assistance.
Most recently, the Foundation has created more than $1.6 million in education scholarships with schools around the country, including Midwest Technical Institute, Tulsa Welding School and Universal Technical Institute. Click here to find out about “The Next Big Thing” for the latest news.
Additionally, the Foundation supports SkillsUSA by covering travel costs for competing students who could otherwise not afford to attend. We also provide tool stipends for top students that have graduated from accredited AED schools.
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is supported by donations from individuals and corporations, as well as a variety of fundraisers and sweepstakes. To date, we’ve raised over a million dollars, and hope to distribute much more in the near future. Click through the photos below to find out more about what we are doing now.
March 2, 2014 — ”Look, don’t tell me that 14 million people who are unemployed are unemployed because there are 14 million too few jobs. It’s not that simple. And here are the jobs I’m talking about and they’re available right now, and all you have to do to get one is learn a trade and go to work.”
March 3, 2014 — “UTI, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, today launched the MRW/UTI Scholarship Program for individuals pursuing technical education…”
February 25, 2014 — ”People who prosper do something most of us would never contemplate,” while most people “identify work as the proximate cause of their pain.” The key is this: “find something that most people aren’t willing to do, find a way to be great at it, and then find a way to love it.”