The Annual MTSI Massage Therapy School Scholarship Award

The MTSI Institute is pleased to announce the availability of the annual Massage Therapy School Scholarship Award, which is a $1,000 private scholarship awarded to an aspiring massage therapy students who demonstrate certain competencies and interests in the field of massage through our annual scholarship competition.

This competition is open to anyone who is or is planning on attending massage school and pursues massage certification to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).

Each year’s contest rules change. We are currently accepting entries for this year’s scholarship award. See scholarship competition rules below if you are interested in applying.

To find out more information from top massage therapy schools near you (including financial aid and scholarship awards), simply type your zip code into our database below and request information for FREE from any number of massage schools.

Donors and Pledges

The MTSI is a volunteer run organization. We rely on our volunteers and external donors to pledge funds that support this scholarship initiative.  100% of donor proceeds will be donated to our scholarship recipients. We don’t take any of your contributions for ourselves. In the event we collect excess funds, additional scholarships will be awarded to second and third place candidates. This initiative can grow as large as we want to make it as a donor community.

Our primary goal is to help aspiring massage therapists further their education and contribute positive change to the community.  If you are an individual or corporation who would like to be a sponsor/partner, we’d love to hear from you via e-mail.  All donors will be recognized on our website and badges will be provided to donor organizations to be displayed on their respective websites.

Scholarship Award Essay Competition Rules & Participation Details

Choose only one of the following four topics to write an essay on:

* First, tell us about yourself, for example: your background, what you were doing before you pursued massage, etc. Tell us about an event, situation or circumstance that had a profound impact on you in how you view the massage profession.  What changed in you for the better?  What changed in you for the worse?  Why couldn’t you realize the better changes before the event happened?  Why did an event have to happen in order for you to see the profession a little differently?

* First, tell us about yourself, for example: your background, what you were doing before you pursued massage, etc. What have been the top three biggest challenges for you as you started to research the massage profession, schooling options, financial aid and job prospects? How have you been able to overcome those challenges? What resources you used / found along the way and what resources you wished exist that do not? What are some of the other online based resources that organizations can put together to help coach other aspiring massage students and therapists as they navigate the ins and outs of a massage career?

* First, tell us about yourself, for example: your background, what you were doing before you pursued massage, etc. There are countless career options. Why did you choose massage? What were the top three most influential factors in your decision? What were/still are some of your main questions and concerns about the profession? How long do you foresee yourself pursuing massage? What do you foresee yourself doing after you are done with massage as a career?

* First, tell us about yourself, for example: your background, what you were doing before you pursued massage, etc. What are the attributes that makes someone a successful massage practitioner?  What does success mean to you?  Describe a time where you thought you were successful, but in reality, it turned into a failure.  What were the lessons learned?  Do we really need to focus on success to be happy?  Can we be happy without being successful? Can we be successful at what we do without being happy?

Essay Length: 750 words minimum to as much as you feel necessary.

Your Audience:  Other aspiring massage therapists who are either students or are starting to look for massage schools to enroll in.

Participant Qualifications: Students who are paying for the majority of their tuition out of their own pocket, through loans, or with scholarships.  High school students or below who are looking for money to pay for school or school related items. Prospective massage school students who are looking to get started within the next 12 months.

Deadline for Submission: March 31 6PM CST & November 30

We ask that aspiring students submit all applications by March 31st for evaluation over the spring/summer period.  Scholarships will be awarded prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester.  Applicants are also eligible for the Winter award if they submit their applications prior to November 30.  Winter scholarships will be awarded by the end of December.

You only need to apply once per year.  Your application will be considered for both the Fall and Winter scholarships.

Submission Process: Submit your essay in a word document along with a picture of you to the following email address: scholarship [at] massagetherapyschoolsinformation [dot] com. Enter “Scholarship Entry” in the Subject line. Please ensure your entry includes a picture of you and a short bio about yourself, where can people learn more about you (example: social media profile links, blog, website, etc).

Selection Process: After the deadline, the MTSI Scholarship Committee will evaluate all essays and select a winner by March 30th.  The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified via email and announced on our website.

Additional Participation Notes & Tips:

* The MTSI Scholarship Committee takes into consideration the popularity of your essay submission.  Encourage your family and friends to “Like” and “Share” the essay on Facebook once we have posted it on our website. You can also encourage your family and friends to “Tweet” the essay, as well as hit the Google + button once published on our website.  We take into account the social activity that occurs around your essay.

* Try to incorporate a story.  The best essays are those that capture the imagination of the reader and allows us to feel what you are going through.  Make us want to vote for you by putting us in your shoes. Be very detailed.

* Think about a unique title that is pertinent to your essay.  Also try and think about what other applicants will be writing about and do something different to outshine them.

* Review your work. Go through the entire essay and check your spelling, punctuation and grammar before you submit it.  Often times we are blind by what we write and cannot see obvious errors without the help of others so feel free to have family and friends proof read your work.

* Follow us MTSITeam on Twitter and Facebook because we often post updates about the scholarship throughout the competition that you may want to be aware of.

Submission Process: Submit your essay in a word document along with a picture of you to the following email address: scholarship [at] massagetherapyschoolsinformation [dot] com. Enter “Scholarship Entry” in the Subject line. Please ensure your entry includes a picture of you and a short bio about yourself, where can people learn more about you (example: social media profile links, blog, website, etc).

Essays which do not comply with the directions, are not properly formatted, contain spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, do not answer one of the four questions, do not contain contact information and a picture will not be eligible to compete.  Please don’t forget to SAVE your draft just in case it does not go through. 

SCHOLARSHIP DONORS / SPONSORS

The MTSI Institute

MTSI

If you are an individual or corporation who would like to be a sponsor/partner, we’d love to hear from you via e-mail.  All donors will be recognized on our website and badges will be provided to donor organizations to be displayed on their respective websites.

To find out more information from top massage therapy schools near you (including financial aid and scholarship awards), simply type your zip code into our database below and request information for FREE from any number of massage schools.

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19 comments on “The Annual MTSI Massage Therapy School Scholarship Award
  1. Xuan Sowell says:

    This is my first time to see your website, I’m loving it. And I’m starting to enroll in a massage school and start a career, but it is too expensive for me. This helps a lot. Thanks

    • Neal Lyons says:

      Xuan, have you read our financial aid guide (top link)? if so what do you think? We have spent a lot of time and resources making it the most comprehensive massage school financial aid guide out there.

  2. Patty Hatem says:

    Our school is located in Huber Heights Ohio. We are very interested in making this scholarship available to our Massage Therapy students. If there is any further information you can send me I would greatly appreciate it. The school address is
    Ohio Institute of Allied Health
    6245 Old Troy Pike
    Huber Heights, OH 45424
    Thank You

  3. Bre says:

    I am almost done paying for my massage school but it is leaving me pennyless. Could I still apply?

  4. Anoop says:

    Hii I just Read Article. I am Staying in India.I am indian.I have Experience of Massage Therapy 4Years.I would like to come USA learn More about Massage Therapy & Do Job there as A Professional Massage Therapist. so Can I send Essay??Please Tell Me.Thank You.

  5. Anoop says:

    Hii I just selected my School as U said before. Arizona school of Massage Therapy .I would like to go there after my scholarship. Can I send U my Essay in next 2weeks????I am ready with My topic. Please guide me.

  6. Brianna Bell says:

    I been trying to find scholarships for massage therapy at a local massage school called Oceans, I was wondering if this is going to help because the schooling is to much for me to afford and I have wanted to be a massage therapist since I was a kid! My classes wont start until March though and right now I’m a high school student but will be graduating the end of December.

    • Neal Lyons says:

      Hi Brianna. You can apply for our scholarship. In addition, see our list of scholarships all throughout the USA that may also help. Please also read our detailed article on Financial Aid as this can help substantially.

  7. Ashley says:

    Are you currently accepting 2016 applicants to be awarded in March 2017?

  8. Charise Linear says:

    Hello!…I’m starting a massage therapy program in Maryland on 09/06/16. Is there a phone number I can call before submitting my personal information and essay? I have questions about the scholarship, disbursements, etc. A timely response would be greatly appreciated.

    • Neal Lyons says:

      hi Charise, the instructions to apply for the scholarship are quite simple and self explanatory. kindly go ahead and send us your application essay and we will include your name in the run.

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