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STEM Scholarships

The application period for the MHTA Foundation 2014 STEM scholarships is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status by September 1.

Scholarships are offered to help Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines work toward their degrees. These awards range from $2,500 – $5,000 and can include internship opportunities at MHTA member companies.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching
  • Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s
  • Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution.
  • In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will not lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in the fall term of 2014 and presented to recipients at MHTA’s Tekne Awards in November. Students must be enrolled at time of award.

Most scholarships are supported by the MHTA Foundation, while some are sponsored by Minnesota technology companies and organizations including; Thomson Reuters, CenturyLink, Women Leading in Technology, Robotics Alley and the Cyber Security Summit. The 2014 awards will be presented during the Minnesota Tekne Awards – November 13.

Applications are reviewed by members of the MHTA Foundation Board of Directors. These individuals represent Minnesota companies and higher education institutions and are committed to developing a well-educated technology literate workforce. The Foundation supports diversity in this application and award process.

For the past several years, the MHTA Foundation has supported Minnesota college students with more than $60,000 in annual scholarship awards. In 2013, 15 college students were recognized at the Tekne Awards. Over the last 8 years, $300,000 in the form of nearly 80 STEM scholarships have been awarded. You can help MHTA support STEM education in Minnesota by making a tax deductible donation to our scholarship fund.

Make a tax deductible donation to the MHTA Foundation Scholarship Fund

Watch the video below, to see how these scholarships positively impact the lives and education of MHTA Foundation Scholarship winners: