The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Delta Technical College are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 MRW/Delta Tech Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors. Established in 2013, the fourth annual program will award 23 scholarships for various amounts for one of the school’s workforce training courses and programs at each of Delta Tech’s six campus locations. In total, about 138 students across Delta Tech’s campus network will receive approximately $804,000 in scholarship funds.
The MRW/Delta Tech Scholarship Program consists of the five (5) phases:
- Applicants must first register for the program via Delta Tech’s website beginning Sept. 15, 2016.
- Application materials must be received by March 17, 2017 and include the following:
- A completed questionnaire (paper copy or online) detailing the contestant’s interest in the Mechanical Trades or Allied Health fields as well as their interest in Delta Technical College.
- A signed copy of the S.W.E.A.T. (Skill & Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo) Pledge.
- Applicants from each campus will be requested to submit a video of up to five minutes in length further explaining why they should be selected as the winner.
- Applicants must tour their chosen campus, complete their applicable program assessment and meet with Financial Aid.
- Delta Tech’s Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications and select up to 40 finalists per campus.
Finalists will then be required to participate in an interview at the campus the applicant has chosen to attend with the Scholarship Selection Commitee, after which the up to 23 winners per campus will be chosen. The winners will be chosen by the Scholarship Selection Commitee based on the contestant’s essay, video and interview. Interviews will take place March 20, 2017 – April 21st, 2017.
- 2 – Full tuition paid
- 3 – $10,000
- 3 – $8,000
- 5 – $5000
- 5 – $3000
- 5 – $2000
As part of Mike Rowe’s campaign “for hard work and skilled labor”, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation was established to support tool stipends, scholarship programs and other initiatives to reinvigorate trade school enrollments, and vocational and technical programs across the country. In 2008, Mike launched the mikeroweWORKS Foundation website to help support the foundation and serve as an online resource for those looking to explore a variety of vocational careers, and to highlight the issues and concerns facing those in mechanical trades, allied health, mining and agricultural industries. To date, the foundation has provided more than $2.5 million in grants, scholarships and awards to schools and students across the country in an effort to close the widening skills gap in a number of skilled labor and trade industries. In conjunction with mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Rowe runs the website mikeroweWORKS Foundation to further heighten awareness about the nation’s skills gap and foster discussions about what can be done to help place workers in a variety of skilled labor positions.
Founded in 1995, Delta Tech strives to provide its students the highest quality hands-on, workforce training available. Delta Tech operates two campuses in Mississippi and offers small class sizes, updated classrooms and labs and knowledgeable faculty with years of industry experience. Delta Tech graduates are poised to secure entry-level employment in their career field, and are provided the necessary tools to be successful as employees and members of their community. Delta Tech operates campuses in Horn Lake and Ridgeland, MS. Delta Tech program offerings include Journeyman Welder; Journeyman Welder II (Pipefitting); HVAC-R/MAR; Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician; Medical Assisting; Dental Assisting; and Cosmetology. Program availability varies by campus. For more information on programs in your area, CONTACT a member of Delta Tech’s recruitment team.