MTEC Scholarship application now open


The Marianas Tourism Education Council is accepting applications for the MTEC Scholarship Program, aimed at encouraging graduating high school seniors to pursue higher education.

The MTEC board will award a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship for two seniors from the class of 2017 who have been members of a MY WAVE Club for at least one year in high school.

“We are encouraging the students to participate in a MY WAVE Club, which they can join starting from the 5th grade up to 12th grade level,” said MTEC chair Vicky Benavente. “The MTEC Scholarship is made possible through the work of the MTEC board of directors and also from generous sponsors and businesses who have a stake in the islands’ tourism and hospitality industry.”

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Have at least one-year membership in a high school MY WAVE Club

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

Recommendation letter from a current or former teacher, MY WAVE Club adviser, 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

Applications are available at the MVA office or by emailing MVA Community projects manager Martin Duenas ( or community programs specialist Ryan Calvo ( or by calling 664-3200 for more details. The deadline to apply is 4:30pm on April 14, 2017. (MTEC)

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