MTA Foundation Scholarship Application
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In 2020 the Foundation will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2020. Each scholarship will be a one-time amount of either $2,000 or $1,000. There are three types of scholarships this year:

  1. One $2,000 Telecom Scholarship: To be eligible, applicants must be majoring in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident.

  2. One of four $1,000 Scholarships, provided by the MTA Network and Plant Operations Peer Group: To be eligible, applicants must be majoring in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident.

  3. One of five $2,000 General Scholarships: To be eligible, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from an MTA member company.

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If you have any questions, please contact Brent Christensen by email at brentc@mnta.org or call him at 651.288.3723.

About the Scholarship

To be eligible for the general scholarships, applicants must be a high school senior and will be attending post-secondary education at either a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from a MTA member company. To be eligible for the $2,000 Telcom and one of four $1,000 scholarships, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at either a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident. A total of six $2,000 scholarships were approved by the Board to be awarded this year. The top general applicant is awarded the Bud Morrow Scholarship each year. A total four $1,000 scholarship were approved by the MTA Network and Plant Operations Peer Group.


The 2019 MTA Foundation Scholarship winners were:

  • Brekken Lindberg, Garden Valley Technologies — Bud Morrow Scholarship winner
  • Ashley Schroeder, CenturyLink
  • Nathaniel Eric Wosmek, Emily Cooperative Telephone Company
  • Amelia Landsverk, Garden Valley Technologies
  • Jora Gergen, KMTelecom
  • Garsen Schorr, KMTelecom — Information Technology Scholarship winner

Congratulations to all of the 2019 MTA Foundation Scholarship winners!

View past scholarship winners.

Since its inception in 2008, the MTA Foundation has awarded $68,000 in scholarships to customers of MTA member companies. The scholarships are funded through private donations, fundraisers at the MTA Convention and golf outing, and the Pinnacle golf outing. The MTA Foundation Board of Directors would like to thank all MTA members who contribute to the Foundation and make these scholarships possible. The MTA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.

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