Scholarships

The MTA Foundation’s Scholarship Program is designed to encourage individuals to pursue a variety of educational goals for not only first-time college students, but also returning students, students participating in a vocational program or homeschool program, or students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification.

Each year the scholarship committee selects one applicant who demonstrates exceptional civic and community commitment as the Earl Lackey Awardee. This designation honors former MTA Chief Governance Officer, Earl Lackey. The award amount is $5,000.

Graduating Seniors

$2,000 to $5,000 per recipient

Applicant must be a current senior from a high school, correspondence study, homeschool program, or distance education program within MTA’s service area. The applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree at an accredited school. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and be accepted by the school for the coming school year. Please note that preference will be given to students pursuing a future in entrepreneurship, technology, or the economic development of the MTA service area.

Continuing Education

$2,000 to $5,000 per recipient

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time student (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student in an accredited school. The applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree at an accredited school. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the most recent educational institution attended.  Please note that preference will be given to students pursuing a future in entrepreneurship, technology, or the economic development of the MTA service area.

Trade & Technical

$2,000 to $5,000 per recipient

Candidates will be pursuing a program at an accredited school that leads towards a recognized license or certificate. Applicants must be accepted into a Career School, Technical School, Junior College, Community College, Trade/Vocational School or Public or Private University. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at their most recent educational institution. Preference will be given to students pursuing a future career that will directly benefit technological, economic and entrepreneurial growth within the MTA service area.

The 2022 Scholarship Application Period is Closed.

Please check back in 2023.

Contact Us

Questions?

Contact scholarship@mtafoundation.org for more information.