MRW / MTI Scholarship Program
Established in 2013, the mrWF/MTI Scholarship program awards a select number of graduating high school seniors with a 100 percent tuition-free scholarship for one of MTI’s workforce training programs in a number of mechanical trade and allied health fields. Created as a partnership between the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute, the mrWF/MTI Scholarship program works to empower young people by providing them the necessary hands-on training to succeed in a number of in-demand, vocational careers. Seven students at each of MTI’s campus locations will be awarded scholarships. To be eligible for consideration, students must submit a 250 word essay and a video up to five minutes in length explaining their desire to win the scholarship and the reasons why they should be selected. Videos will then be posted to MTI’s Facebook pages and voted on by the public to determine each year’s winners. Submissions open Sept. 1 and must be received no later than March 29, 2015. Voting will begin April 6, 2015 and winners will be announced on or about May 4. During the initial 2013 program, more than 1,400 students submitted applications, and 269 students advanced to the final round of consideration. Roughly 49 students from across MTI’s campuses were chosen to receive a scholarship. This year’s program looks to build on the impressive response from 2013 and continue the mission of providing students with the vocational training and skills to secure employment in today’s rapidly-changing workplace, and to develop and mature into industry-leading professionals.