2020 Midwest Technical Institute Moline (Quad Cities), Illinois Campus High School Scholarship Winners Announced

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

JUNE 15, 2020: 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.

We would like to extend a special congratulations to the Full Ride Scholarship winner at the Moline, Illinois campus location, Paige Raaen of Moline High School, who plans to attend the Dental Assisting Program at MTI’s Moline 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. We’re honored to welcome these MTI scholarship recipients to the Moline campus. The staff and faculty at MTI are here to support these future students in taking the next step toward their career goals,” Angela Hoffman, Campus President of MTI’s Moline, IL location.

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 Moline campus winners were surprised with the news of their scholarship prize!

MTI DTC High School Scholarship receipts for the Moline (Quad Cities), IL campus are:

Joshua Cuff, Mercer County High school

Lexia Manske, United Township High School

Patrick Wessels, Mercer County High School

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

About Midwest Technical Institute

Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) offers hands-on training in a number of career fields, including mechanical trades, allied health, truck driving and cosmetology*. MTI’s goal is to help students enter the workforce in an entry-level position within their chosen career field. Midwest Technical Institute, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates six campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit MidwestTech.edu.

*Not all programs are available at all campus locations.