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.
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In 2020, $75K in scholarships were awarded in the following three categories:
- Academic Degree for Graduating Seniors
- Academic Degree for Continuing Education
- Trade & Tech Scholarship
Academic Degree Scholarship
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.
Earl Lackey Scholarship
- Honoring former MTA Chief Governance Officer Earl Lackey
- This designation can be awarded to applicants in both the Academic and Trade & Technical Scholarship categories.
- The same criteria for Academic and Trade & Technical will apply; however, civic and community involvement will be emphasized over GPA.
Academic Degree Scholarship
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.
Trade & Technical Scholarship
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.
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The 2020 Application Period Has Ended
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Rules of Eligibility
The applicant must be an active member of MTA, or a dependent of an active MTA member, who resides in MTA’s service area.
The applicant may be a graduating senior from a secondary school, or a student attending or planning to attend a college or vocational/trade school.
Awards are for students who will attend an accredited college or vocational/trade school in the summer or fall of 2020, and be enrolled in a course of study that leads to a degree or certification.