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Scholarship List
MTI offers a variety of scholarships to qualified applicants. Click here for a list of scholarships. MTI also accepts any scholarships brought in by entering or returning students. Several websites offer lists of scholarships and application processes. REMEMBER: If someone attempts to charge or bill you for a listing of scholarships, chances are it is not a legitimate service. Stay clear of the search services that charge to "find" scholarships for students.

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MTI Scholarships Click here to view current student scholarships offered by Mitchell Technical Institute.
Click here to view incoming student scholarships offered by Mitchell Technical Institute.

SDACTEThe South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education (SDACTE) awards scholarships each year to deserving students who are continuing their education in the area of career and technical education field.  Please download and fill out the appropriate form listed below.

- SDACTE Scholarship for High School

- SDACTE Scholarship for Post-Secondary


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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR MTI STUDENTS:Nursing and Medical Assisting - Associate Degree Scholarship
A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees and certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, Radiologic Technology and others.

Computer Technology and Information Systems - Associate Degree Scholarship
A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees and certificates related to Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Database Technology, Information Security and others.

NursesLink.org
NursesLink.org is offering a $500 College Student Scholarship available to any student enrolled in a NON-nursing college degree program, certificate course or graduate program. This award is given out twice every year.

Online Associate Degree Scholarship
A $500 scholarship for full-time or part-time students who are interested in pursuing any online associate level degree.

USDirect Scholarship
Show your school spirit and team pride with a photo. To be eligible for this $1,000 scholarship awarded twice a year, follow three easy steps.
Curiel and Runion Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship for single mothers who are going back to school. The scholarship can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition and books.

GreenPal Business Scholarship
If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, GreenPal is offering an annual $2000 scholarship.

Agriculture Freshman Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Agriculture Freshman Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)

Detail:

The Freshman Agriculture Scholarship is funded yearly from a donation received after the students volunteer their time parking cars during Dakota Fest activities. The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester. The scholarship committee will make the award selection along with input from the Agriculture instructors.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Agricultural Technology program 
  • Award will be based on GPA, essay responses and references
  • Applicants must complete the MTI online application during the open application period  as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
Agriculture Memorial Endowed Scholarship
$500 (2 Available)

Detail:

During the course of MTI's history, MTI instructors, students, alumni and family have established scholarship funds in memory of Ag students, alumni or Ag Board members.

  • B.J. Stoeser - was a 1982 graduate of the Ag program and was killed in a car accident in October, 1987.  He was remembered as tough, enthusiastic and persistent with excellent leadership skills.
  • Bryan Larson - was a 1981 graduate of the Ag program.  
  • Dennis Boehmer - attended the Ag program in 1980-81.  He succumbed to cancer between his first and second year of school.
  • Topper Largent -was an Ag Advisory Board member.  Largent was killed in a plane crash near Hot Springs, SD.

These scholarship will be awarded to students who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities.  The scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the MTI Agricultural Technology program
  • Applicant must complete the online MTI scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarships
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
ASHRAE - American Society of Heat., Refrig. & Air-Cond. Engrs. Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: ASHRAE - American Society of Heat., Refrig. & Air-Cond. Engrs. Scholarship
$500 each (1 Available)

Detail:

The scholarship will be awarded mid-January each year for second year students and applied to recipient's Spring semester account, or mid-March each year for first year students and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

The recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee with HCT instructor input.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a first or second year full-time student in MTI's Heating and Cooling Technology program
  • Applicants must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Heating & Cooling Technology
Associated General Contractors (AGC) Endowed Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)

Detail: 


Associated General Contractors (ACG) is a South Dakota trade association that represents the interests of the construction industry.

The Building Chapter is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD and the members primarily build commercial buildings.  Their scholarship objective is to help a young person enter a construction-related trade.  They began offering a scholarship in the 2012-13 school year.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently attending MTI as a first year, full-time student in Architectural Design and Building Construction, Heating and Cooling Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance or Welding and Manufacturing Technology programs
  • Applicants must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application)
  • Review of instructor recommendations
Avera Queen of Peace Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)
Detail:

Avera Queen of Peace is a leading supporter and partner of Mitchell Technical Institute.  An endowment was established in 2002 and now provides scholarships each year to MTI's Health Science programs. The scholarship recipient will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria
  • Applicant must be currently attending MTI as a first year, full-time student in a Health Sciences program (Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Medical Office Professional, Online Medical Office Professional,  Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and Online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant)
  • Applicant must have completed at least one semester of a multi-semester program
  • Oral / Written recommendations from instructors may be requested by scholarship selection committee 
  • Applicants must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Bartels Endowed Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsor: Bartels Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)
Details:

Keith & Glynn Bartels have been active and instrumental members of the Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation and have a passion for education and Mitchell Technical Institute.  They have chosen to establish a scholarship endowment with the MTI Foundation which provides two $500 scholarships each year.

The scholarship will be awarded to any Power Line recipients early January  each year and applied to recipient's account in the Spring semester.   All other scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student at MTI in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Medical Lab Assistant, Telecommunications or Power Line programs
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Medical Laboratory Technology, Power Line Construction & Maintenance, Telecommunications
Big Sioux Power Sports Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Big Sioux Power Sports Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)

Details:

The scholarship was established in 2012 by Big Sioux Power Sports in Sioux Falls.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the Power Sports and Marine Technology program at MTI with plans to complete an AAS degree in Power Sports Technology
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee along with oral/written recommendations from instructor(s) and consideration of essay question responses
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Power Sports Technology
BPO Elks #1059 Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: BPO Elks #1059 Endowed Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)

Detail: 

 

The Endowment was established in 2010 with the first scholarship provided in the 2011/12 school year.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

 

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have attended school in the Mitchell area
  • Applicant must be involved with student leadership
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time at Mitchell Technical Institute and be within two years of MTI graduation
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application form during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.6
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need according to FAFSA
  • Scholarship award may be retained for 4 semesters or put on hold for military service
  • Applicant must permit selection committee to solicit oral or written recommendation from instructor or administrator
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
Communications Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)
Details:

The Communications fully-funded endowment was created in December, 2003.

The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the Telecommunications or Satellite Communications programs at MTI
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Selection committee will solicit instructor recommendations
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Satellite Communications, Telecommunications
David Grode Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: David Grode Memorial Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)
Detail:

David Grode was the Superintendent of Schools at Plankinton, SD.  He was killed in the propane explosion that destroyed the school on November 17, 2000.  In memorial to him, his family has established this scholarship to aid in training Propane & Natural Gas Technology students.  David was also an avid woodworker, therefore his family requests that ADBC students be given the opportunity to apply for this scholarship as well.

The scholarship will be awarded August 1 to an accepted, incoming students who meets the listed criteria.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must  be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTI in Propane & Natural Gas Technologies or Architectural Design and Building Construction
  • Applicants must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship 
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Architectural Design and Building Construction, Propane & Natural Gas Technologies
Davison Crop Improvement Association Scholarships
$750 (2 Available)
Detail:

The scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year and  applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a first year student currently enrolled full-time in the Agricultural Technology program at MTI
  • Applicant must plan on returning to the MTI Ag program for the next Fall semester
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
Dennis Knouse Memorial Scholarship
$500 each (1 Available)
Details:  The fund was established in 2013 by family, friends and co-workers of Dennis Knouse. Knouse was a 1979 Electrical Construction and Maintenance graduate from Huron, SD who died in a motorcycle accident in 2010. Funds for the scholarships are provided by a Poker Run held each summer. The scholarship will be announced mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Power Line or Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology at MTI  
  • Applicant must complete the MTI current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • The scholarship will be awarded mid-January to any PowerLine recipients and applied to their account for the second semester. The scholarship will be awarded mid-March to the ECM or EUST recipients and applied to their account the following fall semester.
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Financial need and indication of strong desire to make a career in the field required
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology, Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Dennis Merchant Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Dennis Merchant Endowed Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)
Details:  The endowment was established in 2012 by the family of former MTI Power Line instructor, Dennis Merchant.  Merchant spent his entire working career in the power line industry and taught the Power Line Technology program at MTI from 1974 to 1988.  He and his wife Dorothy then made their business, Merchant Job Training and Safety Program, their priority.  Merchant passed away in February, 2012.  His family continues to run this business now located in Brookings, SD.  The scholarship will be announced mid-January each year and applied to the recipient's account the Spring semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time in the MTI Power Line Construction and Maintenance program 
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
   
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
East River Electric Cooperative Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: East River Electric Cooperative Scholarship
$750 (1 Available)
Details:  
The scholarship is provided annually for a student in the Power Line Construction and Maintenance program.  The scholarship will be awarded to a Power Line recipient mid-January each year and applied to their account for the Spring semester.

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at MTI in the Power Line Construction and Maintenance program
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The applicant or their family must be served by an electric cooperative
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Enertech Global Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Enertech Global Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)
Detail:

Enertech Global provides comprehensive assistance in sizing, design, application, and installation support to their HVAC dealer network. The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must currently be enrolled as a first year full-time student at  MTI in the Heating and Cooling Technology program
  • Applicant must have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must maintain an excellent classroom attendance record
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Heating & Cooling Technology
F & L Crop Services Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsor: F & L Crop Services Scholarships
$1000 (2 Available)
Detail:

F & L Crop Services (Glen and Tammy Lowrie) has been a great partner for MTI's Ag programs and has supported them in many different ways.

The scholarships will be awarded mid-March and a check disbursed at the Ag Graduation Banquet once the recipient meets the requirements of graduation for the Agriculture Technology program.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a second-year student in the Agricultural Technology program with plans to graduate with an AAS degree within the current school year.
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must enter production agriculture after graduation
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
Farm Credit Services of America Scholarships
$1000 (2 Available)

Details:

The scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year with $500 applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester and the remaining $500 applied the following Spring semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Agricultural Technology program at MTI and returning the following Fall semester
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must have primary residence in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa or Wyoming
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
Gary Plagmann Memorial Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)

Details:

The Gary Plagmann Memorial Scholarship was established by his family in 2011.  Gary was involved in the Telecommunications Industry in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota for nearly 40 years and participated in many rural telephone company upgrades during his career.  The scholarship will be awarded August 1 to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria.  The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.

 

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time  student enrolled at MTI in the Telecom Program 
  • Applicant must be a resident of South Dakota
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application  and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Telecommunications
Gordon and Ethel Bainbridge Family Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Gordon and Ethel Bainbridge Family Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)
Details

The Gordon and Ethel Bainbridge family has been long-time supporters of MTI and the Ag Technology program.

The scholarship will be awarded August 1 to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria.  The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTI in the Agricultural Technology program
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application  and provide an online reference between February 1 and  June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Scholarship based on GPA, financial need and personal merit
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
Harv and Peggy Kelley Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Harv and Peggy Kelley Endowed Scholarship
$750 (1 Available)
Details:

Harv Kelley had a life-long career in the Telecommunications industry and wished to provide funding for student's tools with this scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded August 1 each year to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria. The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must currently be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the Telecommunications or Satellite Communications program
  • Applicant must be a resident of a community within a 50-mile radius of Mitchell.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must maintain 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between Feb. 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship 
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Satellite Communications, Telecommunications
Home Builders of the Sioux Empire Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsor: Home Builders of the Sioux Empire Scholarships
$500 each (4 Available)

Details:

Home Builders of the Sioux Empire has been offering scholarships to MTI Architectural Design and Building Construction students since 2003.   

The scholarships will be applied to the recipient's accounts in September.

The recipients of these scholarships will be selected by a committee comprised of ADBC instructors and MTI staff.

Criteria:

  • Two scholarships will be awarded by August 1 to accepted incoming students in the Architectural Design and Building Construction program who meet the listed criteria,  have completed the MTI incoming student online application and provided an online reference between February 1 and June 30.  
  • Two scholarships will be issued in September to students currently enrolled as full-time second year Architectural and Building Construction students. Students must complete the online application in the spring of their first year as instructed to be eligible for these scholarships
  • Scholarship recipients must be members of the NAHB in order to receive the scholarships
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Interstates Electric & Engineering Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)
Detail:

Interstates Electric & Engineering, Sioux Center, Iowa, has been a great industry partner of MTI.  I.E.E. began offering scholarships to ECM students in 2004 and their Endowment achieved full funding in 2012.

The scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must currently be enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program at MTI
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain and GPA of 3.0 or higher
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
J&L Harley-Davidson Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: J&L Harley-Davidson Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)

Details:

The scholarship was established in 2012 by J&L Harley-Davidson in Sioux Falls, SD.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the Power Sports and Marine Technology program at MTI with plans to complete an AAS degree in Power Sports Technology.
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee along with oral/written recommendations from instructor(s) and consideration of essay question responses.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Power Sports Technology
Jeffrey L. and Trudiann Nelson Rural Electric Endowment
$1000 (1 Available)
Details:  The Jeffrey L. and Trudiann Nelson Rural Electric Endowment was established in December of 2013 in celebration of Jeff's retirement from East River Electric.   Several of Jeff's counterparts in the industry, East River Electric, and Jeff's family came together to complete the endowment on behalf of Jeff and his wife Trudiann in honor of Jeff's commitment to Mitchell Technical Institute and the
industry he served.  Nelson has offered his support of MTI through his involvement in MTI's Strategic Advisory Committee, program
Advisory boards and most recently as a member of MTI's Foundation Board.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the Information Systems Technology or Accounting/Business Management programs
  • Applicants must complete the MTI incoming student online application between February 1 and June 30 each year to be eligible for this scholarship.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Accounting / Business Management / Promotions & Sales, Information Systems Technology
John Weber Endowed Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsor: John Weber Endowed Scholarships
$500 (2 Available)
Details:

This scholarship has been established by the family of John Weber, former Culinary Academy of South Dakota instructor.

The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student at MTI's Culinary Academy of South Dakota
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Applicant must maintain employment of 20 hours or more per week
  • Selection committee will solicit recommendations of the Culinary Academy of South Dakota instructors
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Lewis Bainbridge Family Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Lewis Bainbridge Family Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)
Details:

The Bainbridge Family is a dedicated supporter of MTI's Agriculture programs and the MTI Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year to a Farm Power Technology student and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the Farm Power Technology program at MTI with plans to complete an AAS degree in Farm Power Technology
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship   
  • Recipient may be selected by scholarship committee along with instructor input
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Farm Power Technology
Mark and Kathy Hofer Wind Turbine Technology Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)
Details:

Mark and Kathy Hofer began their scholarship support of the Wind Turbine Technology program in 2010.  Mark has served on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board and has realized the importance of education to young people.

The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time as a first year student in the WTT 2-year program at MTI
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Applicant/parent/guardian must be a member of a SD Electric Cooperative
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Wind Turbine Technology
MTI Legacy Scholarship
Up to $1000 each
Detail:

This scholarship was established by MTI in 2012.  The scholarships will be awarded to any students attending MTI who have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or sibling who has graduated from MTI. 

Criteria:
  • Applicant will be awarded $500 upon verification of family member graduation at MTI
  • Completion of the first year of a two year program with a 2.5 GPA or higher will renew the award for another $500 for the student's second year
  • Application for the MTI Legacy Scholarship should be completed through the Admissions Office at MTI

Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
MTI Staff Scholarships for Freshmen
Scholarship Sponsor: MTI Staff Scholarships for Freshmen
$500 each (15 Available)
Details:

These scholarships are provided to full-time incoming students enrolled at MTI.  The funding for this scholarship is provided by the contributions to the MTI Foundation by the staff and faculty of Mitchell Technical Institute.  Recipients will be notified of awards mid-April.  All awards will be credited to student accounts for the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and March 31 to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
MTI Star Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: MTI Star Scholarship
$1000 each
The MTI Star Scholarship is a program for those who excel academically.  If you are accepted into an MTI program, have an ACT score of 24 or higher and a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you will automatically be awarded a Star Scholarship.  Choose to enroll in one of MTI's spotlight programs, keep your grades up, and earn another $1,000 for your second year.  (MTI cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for renewal.)

Spotlight Programs:
  • Automation Controls/SCADA
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Heating & Cooling Technology Information Systems Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Precision Technology Specialist
Download the details here or ask your Admissions representative.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
Myrtle Smith Memorial Scholarship for Women
$500 (1 Available)
Detail:

The Myrtle Smith Memorial is funded by a donation from the family and was established for female students in the Secretarial programs.  It will now provide scholarships for female students in the Accounting & Business Management, Online Small Business Management, Office Technology Specialist, and Online Administrative Office Specialist programs.  The scholarship will be awarded August 1 to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria. The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester. 

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted female student enrolled full-time at MTI in the Accounting & Business Management, Office Technology Specialist, Online Small Business Management and Online Administrative Office Specialist programs.
  • Award will be based on GPA, essay responses and financial need.
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Accounting / Business Management / Promotions & Sales, Online Administrative Office Specialist, Online Small Business Management
NorthWestern Energy Scholarships
$1000 each (5 Available)

Details:

The scholarships will be awarded by mid-January for PNG and PL recipients and applied to their account the Spring semester or mid-March for ECM, SCADA and WTT two-year program recipients and applied to their accounts the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicants can be first or second year students currently enrolled full-time in the following programs:
    • Electrical Construction and Maintenance
    • Power Line Construction and Maintenance
    • SCADA
    • Wind Turbine Technology - 2 year
    • Propane and Natural Gas Technology

  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship 
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
Osterhaus Endowed Scholarships
$1000 each
Details:

Martin and Maude Osterhaus established this endowed scholarship in 1995 to provide financial support for two deserving MTI students each year.

The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship 
  • Applicant must have good leadership skills
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
OtterTail Power Company Scholarships
Varies
Details:

OtterTail Power Company has been a excellent industry partner and not only provides MTI with scholarship support but provides valuable information and guidance for our programs.  

A portion of the scholarships will be awarded August 1 to accepted, incoming students who meet the listed criteria, have completed the MTI incoming student online application and provided an online reference between February 1 and June 30.  The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.  Scholarship funds available for 2014 include 2 at $1000 for EUST, 2 at $500 for SCADA, 2 at $500 for Power Line,  2 at  $500 for WTT, and 2 at $500 for ECM.

Additional scholarships will be awarded early January each year for Power Line and EUST current student recipients and applied to their account the Spring semester, or mid-March each year for ECM, WTT (two-year) and SCADA recipients and applied to their accounts the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student in Power Line, EUST, ECM, WTT (2 year), EUST and SCADA programs
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Applicant must complete the appropriate  MTI online application form during the open application period and provide an online reference if requested to be eligible for this scholarship
  • First consideration for scholarship awards will be given to applicants whose hometowns are included in the OtterTail Power Company service area
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
Paulson Family Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Paulson Family Endowed Scholarship
$500 (2 Available)
Details:  The Paulson Family Endowment was established in 2012.  Long-time former Paulson Sheet Metal owners Chuck and Lois Paulson and their son Scott, present owner of Paulson Air, established the endowment to support recruitment scholarships for students enrolled in the Heating and Cooling Technology program.  The scholarships will be awarded mid-July to accepted, incoming students who meet the listed criteria.  The awards will be announced August 1 and funds applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTI in the Heating and Cooling Technology program
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between Feb. 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Heating & Cooling Technology
Randy Herr Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Randy Herr Memorial Scholarship
$700 (1 Available)
Details:

The scholarship was established in memory of MTI Power Line alumnus Randy Herr. The scholarship will be awarded August 1 to an accepted, incoming student who meets the listed criteria. The funds will be applied to the recipient's account for the Fall semester. 

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the MTI Power Line Construction and Maintenance program 
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)
  • Applicant must be South Dakota resident
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Rick Kostelecky Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Rick Kostelecky Endowed Scholarship
$500 (2 Available)
Details:   The endowed scholarship was established by the family of Rick Kostelecky,  a 1982 graduate of the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program.  Kostelecky began his career with Muth Electric in Watertown and Rapid City. In 1993, he joined Interstates Electric Engineering, where he traveled nationwide as a project foreman.  He rejoined Muth Electric in 2004 and settled in the Black Hills.  Rick passed away in August, 2012.  The endowment began providing scholarships in the 2013-2014 school year.  The scholarships will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program
  • Applicant must complete the MTI current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain and GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Recipient must be a U.S. citizen
  • Family member will aid in the selection of the recipient
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Roger Carlson "Tough Old Bird" Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsor: Roger Carlson "Tough Old Bird" Endowed Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)
Detail:  The endowment was established in 2013 by the family and friends of longtime MTI Ag instructor Roger Carlson.  Carlson began his career at MTI in August, 1990, and was a valued member of the Agriculture Technology department until May, 2011, when health problems forced his retirement. Carlson passed away on August 27, 2012 from complications related to leukemia.

The endowment began providing scholarships in the 2013-14 school year to a qualifying student in the Ag Technology, Architecture Design and Building Construction or Farm Power Technology programs. The scholarship will be awarded mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Application must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTI in the Ag Technology, Architecture Design and Building Construction or Farm Power Technology program
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Applicant must complete the MTI scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology, Architectural Design and Building Construction, Farm Power Technology
South Dakota Assoc. of Cooperatives Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)
Details:  
The scholarship was established in 2013.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-January each year for Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology,  Propane and Natural Gas Technology, and Powerline Construction and Maintenance recipients and applied to their second semester account, or mid-March each year for Accounting and Business Management, Ag Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Farm Power Technology, Telecommunications, Utilities Technology/Powerline and Wind Turbine Technology recipients and applied to their account the following fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTI in one of the programs mentioned
  • Applicant must complete the MTI scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • First priority will be given to students with ties to a SDAC member cooperative
  • Essay responses will be a large part of the recipient decision

South Dakota Cable Television Association Scholarship
$500 (2 Available)

Details:

The S.D. Cable Television established the scholarship in 2012.  The scholarships will be awarded August 1 to accepted incoming students who meet the listed criteria.  The funds will be applied to recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled  at MTI in the Telecommunications program

  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between February 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above

    Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form)

Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Telecommunications
South Dakota Crop Improvement Association Scholarship
$1000 (1 Available)
Details:

The scholarship will be awarded to a first year student enrolled in the Ag Technology program and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester..

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time  student in the Agricultural Technology program at MTI.
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship 
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
South Dakota Grain and Feed Scholarship
$500 (1 Available)

Details:

The scholarship is awarded to a student who has exhibited outstanding leadership qualities.  The scholarship award will be announced mid-March each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must complete the online scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship 
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Ag Technology program at MTI
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Agricultural Technology
Tessier Family Foundation - Current Students
Scholarship Sponsor: Tessier Family Foundation - Current Students
$500 (3 Available)
Details:  The Tessier Family Foundation began providing funds for scholarships in 2014 for students enrolled in the Accounting/Business Management, Heating and Cooling Technology and Medical Assistant programs.  One $500 scholarship will be provided for each program.  

Criteria:  
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in Accounting/Business Management, Heating and Cooling Technology or Medical Assistant programs to be eligible for these scholarships.
  • Applicant must complete the MTI current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for these scholarships.
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Accounting / Business Management / Promotions & Sales, Heating & Cooling Technology , Medical Assistant
Tessier's Endowed Scholarships - Incoming Students
Scholarship Sponsor: Tessier's Endowed Scholarships - Incoming Students
$500 (2 Available)
Details: 

The Tessier's Endowment was established in 2007 by the Tessier Family Foundation, Tessier's, Inc., Mark Buche and Gopal Vyas.   The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship funds to Heating and Cooling Technology students.

This scholarship will be awarded August 1 to accepted incoming students who meet the criteria and the funds will be applied to the recipient's account the Fall semester.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the Heating and Cooling Technology program.
  • Applicant must complete the MTI incoming student online application and provide an online reference between Feb. 1 and June 30 to be eligible for the scholarship.

Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
Heating & Cooling Technology
Thomsen Family Enterprises Endowed Scholarships
$500 each (2 Available)

Details:

The first endowed fund for scholarships at Mitchell Technical Institute, the GF Thomsen Family Scholarship has been awarded annually since 1985.  First preference for the scholarship is to dependents of employees or employees themselves of Thomsen Enterprises companies of Mitchell.  If no applicants meet this criteria a Mitchell area high school graduate may receive the scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded mid-January each year for second year students and applied to their account the Spring semester, and mid-March for first year students and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must currently be enrolled as a first or second year full-time student at MTI and completed at least one semester of classes. 
  • Applicant or applicant's parents must work at Tumbleweed, Highland Travel Plaza, Highland Conference Center or Hampton Inn in Mitchell, SD
  • Applicant must promote leadership skills as demonstrated in application form
  • Applicant must complete the MTI online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Applicant is eligible to receive the scholarship all years of attendance at MTI as long as the criteria is met and the applicant completes the online application each year
Program Eligibility (scholarships are only available for the following programs)
All Programs
Xcel Energy
$500 each (5 Available)
Details:  The scholarships will be awarded mid-January for Power Line, Electrical Utilities and Substation, and Propane Natural Gas recipients and applied to their second semester account, or mid-March for Automation Controls/SCADA, and Wind Turbine recipients and applied to their accounts the following fall semester. 

Criteria: 
    Applicants must be first or second year students currently enrolled full-time in the following programs:
  •        Power Line
  •         Electrical Utilities and Substation
  •         Propane Natural Gas
  •         Automation Controls/SCADA 
  •         Wind Turbine Technology

    Applicant must complete the MTI current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible
    for this scholarship.