The Minnesota Technology Foundation provides scholarships for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. These awards include $2,500 and $5,000 awards and can include internship opportunities at MnTech member companies. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM field or in STEM teaching at an accredited, Minnesota-based higher education institution. Only students with sophomore through senior academic status in the current school year may apply. Sophomore status may include students who have achieved this status through advanced placement (AP) credit or post-secondary options (PSEO)s. Preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation.
In addition to traditional STEM fields, health science majors whose studies will NOT lead to participation in direct patient care are welcome to apply. The scholarship is open to international students, but preference is given to students who intend to work in Minnesota after graduation. Past scholarship winners are eligible to re-apply as long as they meet the rest of the requirements listed here. Most scholarships are supported by the MnTech Foundation, while some are sponsored by Minnesota technology companies and organizations. Past sponsors have included; Thomson Reuters, CenturyLink, RBA Cares, ILM Consulting, Keyot, and Women Leading in Technology.