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Scholarships for Alaska’s Future | MTA Foundation

January 30th, 2020

Scholarships for Alaska’s Future
By Jessica Gilbert, MTA Foundation Manager

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been excited to roll out the refreshed MTA Foundation, which serves to grow talent, promote technology awareness and boost economic development and entrepreneurship in our service area and throughout the great state of Alaska. (It also has a wonderful new website!)

Who knows what Alaska would look like if its current business leaders didn’t receive any training or education in technology? From our point of view, MTA initiatives like the landmark AlCan ONE all-terrestrial fiber line or the eUnlimited™ BYTE Gaming Tournament might not even exist, and residents all around our service area would be sorely lacking in reliable and secure internet connectivity.

With full-fledged and “all-in” support from our parent company, MTA, the MTA Foundation invests in communities so all of us in the Mat-Su Valley and those same residents of our service area do not miss out on technological and economic opportunities. A cornerstone of the MTA Foundation and its commitment to our community is the wide range of scholarships it awards to support students who are focusing their educations on honing technological, business and entrepreneurial skills. Through these scholarships, we are proud to sustain and prepare the next generation of tech and business leaders who might create the projects and initiatives of tomorrow that all of us can only dream of today.

Awarding $75,000 throughout three categories, the MTA Foundation Scholarship Program encourages the pursuit of a variety of educational goals for many kinds of students, including:

  • First-time college students
  • Returning students
  • Students participating in a vocational program or homeschool program
  • Students pursuing professional development that leads to a degree or certification

Our 2020 application period is now open and runs through April 6, 2020. To learn more about the range of scholarships being offered and apply, visit:

Through these scholarships, Alaska’s students – and in turn, the rest of our great state – will be able to grow and reach their full potential.

When it comes to technology education, we believe in funding the future of our state. The sky is truly the limit in the Last Frontier.