Scholarships

Incoming Students

The Current Student Scholarship Application is now open until November 15th. Make sure you complete the general application and answer all the questions at http://mitchelltech.academicworks.com/. If you are a full-time dual credit student, you are not eligible for these scholarships. Please contact Robin Jacobsen with any questions.

The Incoming Student Scholarship Application is now open through March 31, 2024. Make sure you complete the general application and answer all the questions at http://mitchelltech.academicworks.com/. Please contact Robin Jacobsen with any questions.

$750

1 AVAIL.

SD Municipal Electric Association Energy Production & Transmission Scholarship

SD Municipal Electric Association

All programs eligible.
Must be a resident of the SD Municipal Electric Association service area.

$500

1 AVAIL.

Loren G Kasten, Emeritus in Agronomy Scholarship

Roxene G. Kasten

Loren Kasten was a former Ag instructor at Mitchell Tech. This scholarship was established by his family.
Incoming Student
First Year Student
Agronomy
On Campus
Must be a first year incoming full-time student in the Agronomy program Must be enrolled full time Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$750

1 AVAIL.

Harv and Peggy Kelley Endowed Scholarship

Incoming Student
Wi-Fi and Broadband/Telecommunications
Applicant must currently be an accepted Incoming full-time student enrolled in the Wi-Fi and Broadband/Telecommunications 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 MTC Online Incoming student application to be eligible for this scholarship.

$1000

5 AVAIL.

Gene Haas Scholarship

Gene Haas Foundation

This scholarship was established in 2017 with funds received from the Gene Haas Foundation. The scholarship will be given to students enrolled in a machining-based training and/or engineering program at the postsecondary level.
Machining and Manufacturing
Applicant must be enrolled full time in the Welding and Manufacturing Technology or Automation Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing Technology program. Applicant must complete the MTC Online application period during the open application period to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$1000

2 AVAIL.

East River Electric Cooperative Scholarship

East River Electric Cooperative

East River Electric Cooperative has been providing scholarship funds to Mitchell Tech since 2003. This scholarship is provided annually for a student in the Power Line Construction and Maintenance program. The scholarship will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account for the Spring semester.
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
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 Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship

$500

1 AVAIL.

Blair Bortnem Memorial Mtc Staff Scholarship

MTI Faculty and Staff

Blair Bortnem graduated from Mitchell Tech's Computer Systems Technology program in 1999. After working for Martin Group for a number of years Blair then became the Systems Administrator at Mitchell Tech, a position he held until his passing in February of 2018. Each year the faculty and staff of Mitchell Tech contribute to a Mitchell Tech Staff Scholarship fund. The Blair Bortnem Memorial Mitchell Tech Staff Scholarships is disbursed from this fund each year in memory of Blair's dedication and service to IT and Mitchell Tech.
Applicant must be a first year student enrolled full time in the Information Systems Technology program. Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Thomsen Family Endowed Scholarships

The first endowed fund for scholarships at Mitchell Technical College, the GF Thomsen Family Scholarship has been awarded annually since 1995. This scholarship for Incoming Mitchell Tech students in any program will be awarded by April 1 each year and applied to the recipient's accounts the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be an accepted Incoming full-time student in any program at MTC. Applicant must complete the MTC Incoming Student online application between January 1 and March 31 to be eligible for this scholarship Recipient selection will be based on essay responses

$500

1 AVAIL.

The Vickers Family Scholarship For Business & Information Technology

Chad & Jennifer Vickers

The Vickers Family Scholarship for Business & Information Technology was established in 2022. Chad Vickers graduated from the Computer Systems Technology program in 1996 and Chad and Jennifer's son, Jude Vickers, graduated from the Business Management program in 2021. The Vickers Family attributes much of their life successes to the education they received from Mitchell Tech. This scholarship is for incoming students in either the Business or Information Technology program and is awarded for the Fall semester.
Business Management
Information Systems Technology
On Campus
* No GPA greater requirement * Incoming student * Must be enrolled full time in Business Management or Information Technology program and pursuing an AAS * Applicant must complete the MTC Online Application to be eligible to receive this scholarship

$500

2 AVAIL.

Tessier’s Endowed Scholarships – Incoming Students

Tessier Family Foundation, Mark Buche, Gopal Vyas

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. These scholarships will be awarded in January each year and the funds will be applied to the recipient's accounts the following Fall semester.
Heating & Cooling Technology
Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the Heating and Cooling Technology program. Applicants must complete the MTI Incoming student online application and provide an online reference if requested between January 1 and June 30 to be eligible for these scholarships.

$500

2 AVAIL.

South Dakota Cable Television Association Scholarship

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.
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTC in the Telecommunications program Applicant must complete the MTC Incoming student online application 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)

$500

1 AVAIL.

Roxene G (Carey) Kasten- Class Of 1979 Scholarship

Roxene G. Kasten

Roxene (Carey) Kasten attended Mithchell Tech and graduated from the Animal Science program in 1979. This scholaship was established by Roxene in order to support new incoming students in the Animal Science program.
Animal Science
Must be a Incoming first year full time student studying in the Animal Science program Must be enrolled full time Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$750

1 AVAIL.

Randy Herr Memorial Scholarship

Family of Randy Herr

The scholarship was established in memory of Mitchell Tech Power Line alumnus Randy Herr in 2003. The scholarship will be awarded by August 1 and applied to an Incoming student account for the Fall semester or in January to a Current student and applied to the recipient's account for the Spring semester.
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the MTC 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 MTC Incoming student online application and provide an online reference between January 1 and June 30 to be eligible for this scholarship or the Current student online application during the November application period.