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The Maine Technology Users Group annually sponsors multiple scholarships -- all administered through the University of Maine Foundation for any qualifying student in the University of Maine system. We seek annual sponsors from the Maine IT community who are willing to donate in amounts of up to $1000. Sponsors will be recognized and appreciated for their generosity fostering information technology and infrastructure students in Maine. Donors are encouraged to sponsor for two consecutive years.
The purpose of the MTUG scholarship program is to enhance Maine's networking and IT labor pool for the benefit of Maine’s businesses and communities.
Preference is given to candidates whose interests are aligned with MTUG. The scholarships only support students studying in areas relevant to networking, telecommunications, or IT applications. This includes students whose programs are in the fields of business, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering, when these programs specialize in an IT topic such as networking, telecommunications, broadband, wireless, etc.
The scholarship donations are to be a minimum of $500 or $1000 per year. MTUG then will partially or fully match your donation as part of the full reward, extending your impact for technology students -- the full award to the students depends on how much MTUG can match across all donations in a given year. Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed two years of a four-year bachelors program in a relevant area and who are continuing in this area. Assuming satisfactory progress, the student's award may be renewed for a second year.
The scholarships are funded annually by companies and organizations that have an interest in developing Maine’s networking, telecommunications, and information technology applications based labor force.
The scholarships will be named as follows:
The MTUG-YourCompanyName Information Technology Scholarship.
The scholarships are administered by the University of Maine Foundation, an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) fundraising entity specializing in endowed funds and planned giving for all schools in the University of Maine System. Donors will use the University of Maine Foundation's donation address or online donation tool. To make sure donors receive proper recognition with MTUG at our events, press releases and publications, all donors should please be sure to contact MTUG as instructed below as part of any donation.
Since the MTUG Scholarships are meant for Maine students who are serious about entering the IT field, the required qualifications for all candidates are:
The institution attended by the student must be a part of the University of Maine System and the student’s program must be fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting bodies.
Ron Brown, MTUG Board member and MTUG Scholarship Liaison