Scholarships

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

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.

$500

1 AVAIL.

Rod Bowar Memorial Scholarship

Rod owned Kennebec Telephone Company, providers of telephone, cable TV and internet service to Kennebec, Presho and rural Lyman County. He joined the company in 1977 and purchased it in 1998. Rod was passionate about providing the best opportunities possible for his family and community. He served on many different boards and committees, including serving on the Mitchell Technical College Foundation Board. Two of Rod's children were Mitchell Tech grads, and his businesses employ multiple Mitchell Tech graduates.
2.5 GPA or greater

$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

2 AVAIL.

Central Electric Cooperative Scholarship

Central Electric Cooperative

Electrical Utilities & Substation
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Heating & Cooling
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Applicant must be a full-time student in the Electrical Utilities & Substation, Power Line Construction & Maintenance, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Heating & Cooling, Agricultural Business or Agronomy program at Mitchell Technical College Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA Student must be a member or dependent of a member of Central Electric Cooperative based in Mitchell, SD Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship. Student must provide member name on account and Central Electric will verify membership status before recipient is announced

$1000

7 AVAIL.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

The scholarships will be awarded in January and applied to Power Line and Electrical Utilities and Substation recipients on their second semester account, and for Automation Controls/SCADA and Natural Gas Technology recipients accounts the following Fall semester.
Automation Controls/SCADA
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Natural Gas Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicants must be first or second year students currently enrolled full-time in the following programs: Power Line Electrical Utilities and Substation Automation Controls/SCADA Natural Gas Technology Wind Turbine Technology Applicant must complete the MTC Current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship.

$1000

1 AVAIL.

South Dakota Assoc. of Cooperatives Scholarship

The scholarship was established in 2013.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Business Management
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled at MTC in one of the programs mentioned Applicant must complete the MTC scholarship application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship First priority will be given to students with ties to a SDAC member cooperative Essay responses will be a large part of the recipient decision

$1000

1 AVAIL.

Rick Kostelecky Endowed Scholarship

Kostelecky Family

The endowed scholarship was established by the family of Rick Kostelecky, a 1982 graduate of the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program. Kostelecky began his career with Muth Electric in Watertown and Rapid City. In 1993, he joined Interstates Electric Engineering, where he traveled nationwide as a project foreman. He rejoined Muth Electric in 2004 and settled in the Black Hills. Rick passed away in August, 2012. The endowment began providing scholarships in the 2013-2014 school year. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance program Applicant must complete the MTC Current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarship Applicant must maintain and GPA of 3.0 or above Recipient must be a U.S. citizen Family members will aid in the selection of the recipient

$1000

5 AVAIL.

Northwestern Energy Scholarships

NorthWestern Energy has been an active supporter of Mitchell Tech through donations of scholarship funds and equipment since 2003. The scholarships will be awarded in January and applied to PL accounts the Spring semester and the following Fall semester for ECM, SCADA and WTT two-year program recipients.
Automation Controls/SCADA
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Natural Gas Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicants can be first or second year students currently enrolled full-time in the following programs: Electrical Construction and Maintenance Power Line Construction and Maintenance SCADA Wind Turbine Technology - 2 year Natural Gas Technology Applicant must complete the MTC online application and submit references if required during the open application periods as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above

$1000

2 AVAIL.

Mya & Grace Soderquist Scholarship

Jay and Tina Soderquist Scholarship

Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Must be a second year full time student studying the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program Must be enrolled full time Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$500

1 AVAIL.

Mike Blasius Memorial Scholarship

Mike Blasius Family

Raymond “Mike” Blasius owned and operated Blasius Construction in Kimball, SD for nearly 50 years before his death in March 2022. Mike held his crew to the highest expectation of work ethic and attendance and was known for his quick and witty sense of humor. This scholarship will be awarded to a current Mitchell Tech student in a Construction and Manufacturing Technologies program who exhibits excellent attendance and work ethic. Preference is given to students from Mike’s hometown of Kimball, SD and the surrounding area.
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Construction & Manufacturing Technologies
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Construction Maintenance SCADA Option
Heating & Cooling Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Progressive Welding Technology
Must be a current full time student enrolled in an Construction & Manufacturing program Applicant must have excellent attendance Preference is given to students from Mike’s hometown of Kimball, SD and the surrounding area Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$500

2 AVAIL.

Interstates Endowed Scholarships

Interstates, Sioux Center, Iowa, has been a great industry partner of Mitchell Tech. Interstates began offering scholarships to ECM students in 2004 and their Endowment achieved full funding in 2012. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Applicant must currently be enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program at MTC Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must maintain and GPA of 3.0 or higher

$500

1 AVAIL.

Dennis Knouse Memorial Scholarship

The fund was established in 2013 by family, friends and co-workers of Dennis Knouse. Knouse was a 1979 Electrical Construction and Maintenance graduate from Huron, SD who died in a motorcycle accident in 2010. Funds for the scholarships are provided by a Poker Run held each summer. The scholarship will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first year full-time student in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Power Line or Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology at MTC Applicant must complete the MTC current student online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship The scholarship will be awarded in January to Power Line or EUST recipients and applied to their account for the second semester or to an ECM recipient and applied to their account the following Fall semester. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above Financial need and indication of strong desire to make a career in the field required

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Dakotas Chapter NECA Endowed Scholarship

Dakotas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

The Dakotas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), based in Fargo, ND, was founded in 1949 and is one of 117 NECA chapters nationwide. It promotes and advances the interests of 40 electrical contractors in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. NECA contractor electricians are all members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This endowment was created in 2014. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the second year student recipient accounts for their second semester. The first year student awards will be applied the following Fall semester.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a first or second year, full-time student in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program at MTC. Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for the scholarships. Applicant must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.