Scholarships

Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology

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.

$1000

1 AVAIL.

East River Electric Power Co-op Scholarship

East River Power 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 fall semester and applied to the recipient's account for the Spring semester.
Electrical Utilities Substation student
Electrical Utilities Substation student

$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

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

$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.

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Elite Electricians Of Tomorrow

Elite Electric

Elite Electric established this endowment in 2016. Luke 12:48 references: "For everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked". This verse has lain heavy on the heart of the Wells family during the years of Elite Electric's success in the electrical trade. Through hard-work and perseverance, God has greatly blessed Elite Electric. It is with this in mind, and through much prayer, that this endowment was created. This endowment represents a desire to help lay a strong foundation in the lives of the young electricians of the future. Elite Electric is pleased and honored to be a part of the journey. They pray, that Mitchell Tech Electrical Construction & Maintenance students will also be blessed and that they can, on some level, be a part of the student's success story.
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Applicant must be a first year full time student enrolled in the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program Applicant must complete the MTC Online application during the open application period to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$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

1 AVAIL.

Associated General Contractors (AGC) Endowed Scholarship

Associated General Contractors (ACG) is a South Dakota trade association that represents the interests of the construction industry. The Building Chapter is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD and the members primarily build commercial buildings. Their scholarship objective is to help a young person enter a construction-related trade. They began offering a scholarship in the 2012-13 school year. The scholarship will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Applicant must be a first year full time student Applicant must be enrolled in Architectural Design & Building Construction, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Heating & Cooling Technology or Welding & Manufacturing Technology Applicant must have a GPA greater than 3.0 Applicant must complete the MTC Online application to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$1000

1 AVAIL.

Jeffrey L. And Trudiann Nelson Rural Electric Endowment

The Jeffrey L. and Trudiann Nelson Rural Electric Endowment was established in December of 2013 in celebration of Jeff's retirement from East River Electric. Several of Jeff's counterparts in the industry, East River Electric, and Jeff's family came together to complete the endowment on behalf of Jeff and his wife Trudiann in honor of Jeff's commitment to Mitchell Tech and the industry he served. Nelson has offered his support of Mitchell Tech through his involvement in Mitchell Tech's Strategic Advisory Committee, program Advisory boards and most recently as a member of Mitchell Tech's Foundation Board.
Automation Controls/SCADA
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Applicant must be an accepted full-time student enrolled in the Power Line Construction & Maintenance, Electrical Utilities & Substation, Automation Controls/SCADA, and Wi-Fi Broadband Technologies/Telecommunications programs Applicants must complete the MTC Incoming student online application during the open application period to be eligible for this scholarship