The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute are pleased to announce the names of the recipients of 2016-2017 MRW/MTI Scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Established in 2013, the program awards scholarships of varying amounts, for each of MTI’s campuses in mechanical trade, allied health, cosmetology and transportation training programs. This year, 130 students across MTI’s campus network received $650,000 in scholarship funds to help launch their vocational training.

This year’s winners were determined through a multi-step application process which included submission of a video detailing their desire to pursue a skilled trade or allied health career, a questionnaire, a campus visit and in person interview. All applicants who completed the entire process were reviewed by a selection committee who determined the recipients of the scholarships. MTI would like to congratulate the following local high school seniors receiving the MRW/MTI scholarships:

Leslie Head, Aurora High School Nathan Kestin, Aurora High School Eduardo Perez, Verona High School

More information about the program and submission process can be found at

About mikeroweWORKS Foundation

As part of Mike Rowe’s “PR Campaign for Hard Work and Skilled Labor”, was launched in 2008 as a trade resource center for people seeking employment opportunities in the skilled trades. Later that same year, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation was established to further support those efforts and help promote vo-tech education by awarding tool and educational scholarships and provide other financial assistance to those pursuing a trade.

About Midwest Technical Institute

Midwest Technical Institute offers hands-on training in a number of mechanical trade and allied health career fields to help students succeed as a member of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. MTI, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions.