2020 MTI scholarship winners announced

Saturday, June 20, 2020

MTI, Delta Technical College (DTC) awarded $787K in funds to 167 seniors

Midwest Technical Institute and sister school, Delta Technical College, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019-2020 Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College High School Scholarship Program (MTI and DTC HS Scholarship) for graduating high school seniors.

This year, the program awarded a total of 167 scholarships for various amounts between our six MTI and DTC campus locations. In total, these students across MTI and DTC’s campus network will receive approximately $787,000 in MTI and DTC scholarship funds.

A special congratulations is extended to the Full Ride Scholarship winners at the Springfield campus location:

• Evelyn Reyes, Verona High School: Dental Assisting Program at MTI’s Springfield Campus

• Robert Mortensen, Houston High School: Dental Assisting Program at MTI’s Springfield Campus

The winners were determined through a multi-step application process, which included submission of a video detailing why they are interested in pursuing a skilled trade or allied health career. Due to COVID-19, finalists then attended a virtual recorded interview, rather than an in-person interview. Once all interviews had been completed, the Selection Committee reviewed and scored all the finalists’ application videos and recorded interviews in order to select the winners per campus.

“We have been so impressed by the creativity, commitment, and hard work of these graduating seniors, despite the challenges they faced completing their high school education during COVID-19,” said Liz Cooper-Skidmore, Campus President of MTI’s Springfield location. “We’re honored to welcome these MTI scholarship recipients to the Springfield campus. The staff and faculty at MTI are here to support these future students in taking the next step toward their career goals.”

This year, rather than visit winners at their high schools to present their scholarship awards, the MTI and DTC Admissions Team practiced social distancing and other protective measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while delivering scholarship awards to students at home. It was important to the MTI DTC team to recognize the creativity, commitment, and hard work of these graduating seniors, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

To congratulate the winners, MTI also created a video montage to share the moments when the Springfield campus winners were surprised with the news of their scholarship prize.

Local MTI DTC High School Scholarship receipts for the Springfield campus included:

• Dawson Payne, Verona High School

• Evelyn Reyes, Verona High School (Full Ride Scholarship Winner)

• Olan Carey, Verona High School

For more information and for a full list of the MTI DTC High School Scholarship recipients visit our website: www.MidwestTech.edu.