2013/ 2014 Winners
The mrWF/Delta Tech Scholarship was established in 2013 as a partnership between the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Delta Technical College to provide graduating high schools seniors with the workforce training necessary to succeed in today’s mechanical trade and allied health industries.
The scholarship program awarded a 100 percent tuition-paid scholarship to seven students at each of Delta Tech’s campus locations. Scholarships were also awarded to seven students at each of the Midwest Technical Institute’s campuses in Springfield, IL; East Peoria, IL; Moline (Quad Cities) IL; Brownsburg, IN; and Springfield, MO.
To be eligible for the program, students were required to submit an essay and video explaining their desire to be chosen for the scholarship. Those selected as campus finalists had their videos posted to Delta Tech’s Facebook pages for a period of public voting to select the winners.
In its initial year, the scholarship program attracted more than 1,400 registered participants, with 269 of those participants named as finalists.
Forty-nine students were chosen as winners of the 2013-2014 scholarship, totaling more than $800,000 in scholarship funds to provide today’s young people with the skills and training to secure meaningful employment and help close the skills gap in a number of vocational career fields.
The 2014-2015 mrWF/Delta Tech Scholarship will open to submissions Sept. 1. Click the ‘Registration’ for more information on submitting your application.