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About the Foundation

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people.

Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country.

mrWF TOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AED-AFFILIATED TECH SCHOOLS

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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has awarded tool scholarships to students enrolled in AED Accredited and Recognized construction equipment technology academic programs.

mrW & MTI
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute are pleased to announce the 2016-17 MRW/MTI Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors.

SKILLSUSA & mrW

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Congratulations to this year’s recipients. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has offered scholarships to SkillsUSA members who compete and place first in their state’s SkillsUSA Championships, but face a financial challenge in attending the national SkillsUSA Championships.