MTA Foundation, Inc.

2018 Scholarship Program

The MTA Foundation is excited to launch its 2018 scholarship program. The scholarships are 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.

SEVENTEEN SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

Academic Degree Scholarship (8 students at $5,000 each)
Applicant must be a current senior from a high school, correspondence study, homeschool program, or distance education program within MTA’s service area and not yet attending college. Applicant must be pursuing a four-year Bachelor Degree at an accredited school and have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0, and be approved by the school for FA2018.

Continuing Education Scholarship (4 students at $2,500 each)
Current year graduating high school students are not eligible. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student in an accredited school in a program leading towards a post-secondary degree; and must have completed 12 or more credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Career & Technical Education Scholarship (4 students at $2,500 each)
Ideal for students considering a career in a health, industrial, or technical field such as dental hygiene, nursing, diesel/heavy equipment operation or auto mechanics. Applicant must be pursuing a part-time program (at least 6 credit hours per semester or 4 hours per quarter) or full-time student program at an accredited school in a program leading towards a recognized license, certificate, or an Associate Degree; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent educational institution attended (high school or post-secondary).

Earl Lackey Career & Technical Scholarship (1 student at $5,000)—honoring former MTA Chief Governance Officer Earl Lackey
Ideal for students considering a career in a technical field such as diesel/heavy equipment operation or auto mechanics. The following criteria shall determine the award of the scholarship: l) Demonstrated civic and community involvement; 2) Enrolled or accepted as a student at an accredited school in a program leading towards a recognized license, certificate or degree; 3) Academic achievement—must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the most recent educational institution attended (high school or post-secondary).

Official transcripts will be required for all scholarships and must be sent from the educational institution by email to mtascholarship@mta-telco.com or via USPS mail by midnight on or before March 12, 2018. The applicant must request the transcript before the application is submitted, and the school should provide one at that time. Transcripts sent by the applicant will not be accepted. The applicant will submit the application online without the transcript, which will be sent separately by the school.

If you don’t receive a confirmation email within two days of submitting your application, please email MTA at mtascholarship@mta-telco.com.

 

Deadline: Application must be submitted electronically by midnight on or before March 12, 2018

MTA, ATTN: Vera Hershey
1740 S. Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645

Questions? Call Vera Hershey at 907-761-2639 or email mtascholarship@mta-telco.com

 

Rules of Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be an active member of MTA, or a dependent of an active MTA member, who resides in MTA’s service area.
  2. Applicants may be graduating seniors from a secondary school, or a student attending or planning to attend a college or vocational school.
  3. Awards are for students who will attend an accredited college or vocational school in the Summer or Fall of 2018, and be enrolled in a course of study that leads to a degree or certification.

Terms & Conditions

All applications will be reviewed and winners selected by a qualified selection committee.

Scholarships will be awarded on a one-time basis and will not be renewable; they may not be deferred to future years.

This is a one-year scholarship and students may re-apply the next year. The student and the school may decide if they spread the scholarship award over multiple years.

Awards will be paid upon proof of registration at an accredited educational facility, and will be issued by early August 2018. Scholarship awards will be paid in U.S. dollars.

Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability.

If recipient no longer meets the criteria to qualify for the scholarship they were awarded, the funds will not be paid.

Winners will forfeit their scholarship if mandatory paperwork is not received by MTA by June 8, 2018.  This is detailed in the award letter.

This application and all supporting documents become the property of MTA once received.

Scholarships awarded to high school students may be announced at high school senior award nights.  All recipients will be notified by April 6, 2018 by phone call or email and announced at MTA’s Annual Membership Meeting on June 6, 2018.