About the MBTA Educational Foundation

The MBTA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit charitable organization that awards scholarships annually to deserving Maine students studying transportation-related fields of study. The MBTA hopes scholarship recipients will become future leaders in the industry.

The Maine Better Transportation Association began offering scholarships to Maine students in the early 1980s, through a Scholarship Fund In 2000, the association formed a separate organization, the MBTA Educational Foundation in order to better manage the fund and to provide an opportunity for MBTA members and friends to donate to the foundation. The fund has grown from $4,500 in 1990 to nearly more than $600,000 in 2019, thanks to the generosity of MBTA members. The major fundraiser for the foundation is the annual Super Raffle, but members also make other donations, often to honor a family member or colleague.