MTS has unveiled a new scholarship program designed to encourage students to pursue post-secondary study in telecommunications.
Officially titled “Future First: Connecting Today’s Youth to Tomorrow,” the program will award five multi-year scholarships to grade 12 or mature students who are entering their first full-time school year in an approved program. Future First students will also be eligible for summer jobs with MTS.
“The cost of post-secondary education can be a barrier for advancement for many young people and so we’re very pleased to provide annual scholarship funding to students that will contribute to their long-term future and to a skilled workforce for our province,” explained MTS CEO Pierre Blouin in a release Wednesday.
The scholarships are available to any Canadian citizen living in Manitoba and going into eligible programs in business administration or commerce, computer science or IT, or electrical or computer engineering.
The deadline for this year’s applicants is April 30, with scholarships being awarded in June. For more information on how to apply, visit MTS.ca/futurefirst.