MTA Foundation’s 2020 scholarship application period is from January 15 to March 16

With a variety of scholarships, the MTA Foundation rewards students who demonstrate exceptional talent and achievement. We award scholarships to support students through an education focused on honing their technological, business and entrepreneurial skills.

Technology, business and entrepreneurship studies are beneficial for many students, but education includes more than these three areas. As another way to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves, the MTA Foundation also awards scholarships to encourage and support the pursuit of post-secondary education, including vocational education, ensuring students have the opportunity to succeed, no matter their background or interests.

Scholarship Categories:

Academic Degree Scholarship, $2,000 to $5,000 per recipient

– Graduating Seniors:

Applicant must be a current senior from a high school, correspondence study, homeschool program, or distance education program within MTA’s service area. Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor or associate degree at an accredited school. 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:

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. Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor or associate degree at an accredited school. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at 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 Scholarship, $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.

Earl Lackey Scholarship (Designation) $5,000 per recipient
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.