The mikeroweWORKS Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
One of the most important objectives of the mrW Foundation is to continually provide opportunities for financial aid to help those qualified individuals who are interested in learning a skill and mastering a trade. Toward that goal, we are continually creating a variety of scholarship programs with like-minded institutions and organizations. Each program has it’s own nuances but all are similar in that they intend to further Mike’s “PR Campaign for Hard Work.” Check back often for the latest offerings.
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. Learn more about the scholarship here.
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The Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America to offer the 2014 mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship. The scholarship is not limited to a particular school or trade but is available to any qualified individual who is enrolled or about to be enrolled in an approved technical or vocational-related program. The program is closed at this time. Please check back in the coming months to access the guidelines and application form for the next mikeroweWORKS Foundation Scholarship program.
UPDATE: GREAT NEWS! All eligible finalists were awarded something from the Work Ethic Scholarship. The award amounts are being confirmed by Scholarship America and will be immediately followed by a letter and a check. CONGRATULATIONS!
You can find the list of finalists with links to their application videos - HERE.
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is committed to help close our country’s skills gap by helping hardworking people train for the technical skills and expertise needed to keep America running. UTI and the mrWF partnered in 2014 and offered $1 million in full-tuition scholarships.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the 2014 mikeroweWORKS/UTI Scholarship contest! Each recipient has won a full-tuition scholarship to attend any UTI school.
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