MTEC scholarship application deadline on April 29

Posted on Apr 27 2022


The Marianas Tourism Education Council reminds graduating seniors that applications for the school year 2021-2022 MTEC scholarship program is April 29, 2022.

The program aims to award a $2,000 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship for two high school seniors who have been members of a MY WAVE (Marianas Youth Welcome All Visitors Enthusiastically) Club for at least one year in high school. Graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education are eligible to apply.

“The MTEC board continues to focus on tourism and education initiatives,” said MTEC acting chairwoman Vicky Benavente. “We’re looking forward to awarding the scholarship to a 2022 CNMI high school graduate.”

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Have at least one-year membership in a high school MY WAVE Club (Verification letter with signature from MWC advisor, school counselor or administrator)

• Submission of official transcript from last high school attended showing GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Recommendation letter from a current or former teacher, MY WAVE Club advisor, counselor or administrator

• Essay submission from applicant, describing career pathway/goals and purpose of study (300-500 words essay limit, typed)

• Acceptance letter from university or college applied to

• Three proof of MY WAVE CLUB active participation

• Submission of the MY WAVE Club/Community Involvement Summary

• Submission of letter(s) of acceptance from a college or university(ies) applied to

Applications are available at the Marianas Visitors Authority office. The first MTEC scholarship was issued in 2017 to Saipan Southern High School graduate Renafe Aniga.

In addition to Benavente, MTEC board members include Priscilla M. Iakopo (Marianas Visitors Authority), Martin Duenas (Marianas Visitors Authority), Galvin Deleon Guerrero (Northern Marianas College), Larry Lee, Naomi Nishimura (CNMI Public School System), Gordon Marciano (PDI), Catherine Perry (Integrity Communications), and Glenn Policare (Kanoa Resort).

For an application or more information, contact MVA Community Projects specialist Jack Aranda at or 664-3200. (MTEC)

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