First Ever $10,000 MHTF Scholarship Available for the Computer Science Undergraduate Student

by Son Huynh

Minnesota High Tech Foundation Scholarships As a sister organization of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the Minnesota High Tech Foundation (MHTF) was created  in 1985 to promote and support Minnesota’s technology-based economy through education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

To fulfill the mission of strengthening Minnesota’s future technology workforce and encourage high standards in education, scholarships are available for students in STEM disciplines.   At this years  Tekne Awards, nearly 1,000 watched as nine beneficiaries each received $2,000 MHTF scholarships to assist their pursuits of STEM knowledge.

Applications for the next round of general $2,000 STEM scholarships have closed, but thanks to a generous donation by Thomson Reuters, the Minnesota High Tech Foundation is offering one final $10,000 scholarship specifically for undergraduate Computer Science majors.

“We are honored to underwrite the Computer Science scholarships as part of our longstanding relationship to MHTA, and our longstanding commitment to STEM education in Minnesota,” said Jen Hauschildt, chief technology officer for FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. “We feel strongly that the next generation of innovators will have a huge impact on the Minnesota technology landscape, and we are more than willing to support their education.”

To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in an accredited, Minnesota- based higher education institution and be in their sophomore or junior year  pursuing a CS degree (or related). All applications are reviewed by members of the MHTF Board of Directors and award status will be known by February 28, 2011.

Applications for the MHTF scholarship program must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by November 23, 2010.