mikeroweWORKS Foundation & Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship Program
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute are pleased to announce the 2016-17 MRW/MTI Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors.
Established in 2013, the program awards 23 scholarships of varying amounts, including two full tuition paid scholarships, for each of MTI’s campuses in mechanical trade, allied health and transportation training programs. Last year, 49 students across MTI’s campus network received $800,000 in scholarship funds to help launch their vocational training.
Executive Director of Recruiting Eric Gleason said he believes this scholarship program offers students an opportunity to obtain a hands-on education and is excited about the students whom the MRW/MTI Scholarship Program has helped throughout the years.
“I believe that the MRW/MTI Scholarship is a great starting point for these students, and we are excited to help another group of students on their education journey,” he said. “Our past recipients of the scholarships come out of the MRW/MTI Program with a sense of pride and accomplishment. The hands-on training they receive really gives them the confidence to succeed in their careers and lives, and we are proud to be a part of that success.”
Interested students must answer a questionnaire detailing the applicant’s interest in the mechanical trades or allied health fields as well as their interest in Midwest Technical Institute. Applicants also must submit a video of up to five minutes in length further detailing their desire to pursue a skilled-trade or allied health career. Applicants must then schedule a tour of their desired campus and complete their applicable program assessment and meet with financial aid representatives.
Once all applications have been received, applicants then will be selected by MTI’s selection committee. Finalists will interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee upon being selected, between March 20 and April 21, and based on the results of the interviews, the Scholarship Selection Committee will choose a winner on or about May 5.
Submissions will be accepted through March 17, and the selection process will begin March 20. More information about the program and submission process can be found at HERE.
About mikeroweWORKS Foundation
As part of Mike Rowe’s “PR Campaign for Hard Work and Skilled Labor,” mikeroweWORKS.com was launched in 2008 as a trade resource center for people seeking employment opportunities in the skilled trades. Later that same year, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation was established to further support those efforts and help promote vo-tech education by awarding tool and educational scholarships and providing other financial assistance to those pursuing a trade. For more information, go to mikeroweWORKS.com.
About Midwest Technical Institute
Midwest Technical Institute offers hands-on training in a number of mechanical trade and allied health career fields to help students succeed as a member of today’s rapidly changing workforce. MTI, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions.