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Bartels Endowed Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsor: Bartels Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)
Details:

Keith & Glynn Bartels have been active and instrumental members of the Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation and have a passion for education and Mitchell Technical Institute.  They have chosen to establish a scholarship endowment with the MTI Foundation which provides two $500 scholarships each year.

The scholarship will be awarded to any Power Line recipients early January  each year and applied to recipient's account in the Spring semester.   All other scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student at MTI in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Medical Lab Assistant, Telecommunications or Power Line programs
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Medical Laboratory Technology, Power Line Construction & Maintenance, Telecommunications
BPO Elks #1059 Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: BPO Elks #1059 Endowed Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)

Detail: 

 

The Endowment was established in 2010 with the first scholarship provided in the 2011/12 school year.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

 

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have attended school in the Mitchell area
  • Applicant must be involved with student leadership
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time at Mitchell Technical Institute and be within two years of MTI graduation
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application form during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.6
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need according to FAFSA
  • Scholarship award may be retained for 4 semesters or put on hold for military service
  • Applicant must permit selection committee to solicit oral or written recommendation from instructor or administrator
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
Communications Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)
Details:

The Communications fully-funded endowment was created in December, 2003.

The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the Telecommunications or Satellite Communications programs at MTI
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Selection committee will solicit instructor recommendations
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Satellite Communications, Telecommunications
Gary Plagmann Memorial Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)

Details:

The Gary Plagmann Memorial Scholarship was established by his family in 2011.  Gary was involved in the Telecommunications Industry in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota for nearly 40 years and participated in many rural telephone company upgrades during his career.  The scholarship will be awarded August 1 to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria.  The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.

 

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time  student enrolled at MTI in the Telecom Program 
  • Applicant must be a resident of South Dakota
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application  and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Telecommunications
Harv and Peggy Kelley Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Harv and Peggy Kelley Endowed Scholarship
$750 (1 Available)
Details:

Harv Kelley had a life-long career in the Telecommunications industry and wished to provide funding for student's tools with this scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded August 1 each year to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria. The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must currently be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the Telecommunications or Satellite Communications program
  • Applicant must be a resident of a community within a 50-mile radius of Mitchell.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must maintain 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between Feb. 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship 
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Satellite Communications, Telecommunications
MTI Legacy Scholarship
Up to $1000 each
Detail:

This scholarship was established by MTI in 2012.  The scholarships will be awarded to any students attending MTI who have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or sibling who has graduated from MTI. 

Criteria:
  • Applicant will be awarded $500 upon verification of family member graduation at MTI
  • Completion of the first year of a two year program with a 2.5 GPA or higher will renew the award for another $500 for the student's second year
  • Application for the MTI Legacy Scholarship should be completed through the Admissions Office at MTI

Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
MTI Staff Scholarships for Freshmen
Scholarship Sponsor: MTI Staff Scholarships for Freshmen
$500 each (15 Available)
Details:

These scholarships are provided to full-time incoming students enrolled at MTI.  The funding for this scholarship is provided by the contributions to the MTI Foundation by the staff and faculty of Mitchell Technical Institute.  Recipients will be notified of awards mid-April.  All awards will be credited to student accounts for the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and March 31 to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
MTI Star Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: MTI Star Scholarship
$1000 each
The MTI Star Scholarship is a program for those who excel academically.  If you are accepted into an MTI program, have an ACT score of 24 or higher and a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you will automatically be awarded a Star Scholarship.  Choose to enroll in one of MTI's spotlight programs, keep your grades up, and earn another $1,000 for your second year.  (MTI cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for renewal.)

Spotlight Programs:
  • Automation Controls/SCADA
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Heating & Cooling Technology Information Systems Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Precision Technology Specialist
Download the details here or ask your Admissions representative.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
Osterhaus Endowed Scholarships
$1000 each
Details:

Martin and Maude Osterhaus established this endowed scholarship in 1995 to provide financial support for two deserving MTI students each year.

The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship 
  • Applicant must have good leadership skills
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
South Dakota Assoc. of Cooperatives Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)
Details:  
The scholarship was established in 2013.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-January each year for Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology,  Propane and Natural Gas Technology, and Powerline Construction and Maintenance recipients and applied to their second semester account, or mid-March each year for Accounting and Business Management, Ag Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Farm Power Technology, Telecommunications, Utilities Technology/Powerline and Wind Turbine Technology recipients and applied to their account the following fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTI in one of the programs mentioned
  • Applicant must complete the MTI scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • First priority will be given to students with ties to a SDAC member cooperative
  • Essay responses will be a large part of the recipient decision

South Dakota Cable Television Association Scholarship
$500 (2 Available)

Details:

The S.D. Cable Television established the scholarship in 2012.  The scholarships will be awarded August 1 to accepted incoming students who meet the listed criteria.  The funds will be applied to recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled  at MTI in the Telecommunications program

  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above

    Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)

Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Telecommunications
Thomsen Family Enterprises Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)

Details:

The first endowed fund for scholarships at Mitchell Technical Institute, the GF Thomsen Family Scholarship has been awarded annually since 1985.  First preference for the scholarship is to dependents of employees or employees themselves of Thomsen Enterprises companies of Mitchell.  If no applicants meet this criteria a Mitchell area high school graduate may receive the scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-January each year for second year students and applied to their account the Spring semester, and mid-March for first year students and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must currently be enrolled as a first or second year full-time student at MTI and completed at least one semester of classes. 
  • Applicant or applicant's parents must work at Tumbleweed, Highland Travel Plaza, Highland Conference Center or Hampton Inn in Mitchell, SD
  • Applicant must promote leadership skills as demonstrated in application form
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant is eligible to receive the scholarship all years of attendance at MTI as long as the criteria is met and the applicant completes the online application each year
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs