• The Power of YOU

    makes two years of tuition-free college possible for qualifying high school graduates at Minnesota State Community and Technical College with the assistance of community supporters.


Power of YOU Application

We are no longer accepting Power of YOU applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications and additional information for the 2017-2018 academic year will be made available by February 6th, 2017.


 

To qualify for the Power of YOU, students must:

  • Graduate from an eligible high school
  • Be a prior-year graduate
  • Qualify for federal financial aid
  • Not exceed the family adjusted gross income of $75,000
  • Meet M State admission requirements

 

M State’s the Power of YOU supports students with:

  • Two years of tuition-free college through federal and state grants and/or private scholarships
  • Individualized academic advising and goal setting
  • First-semester academic planning
  • Career development services, assessments and workshops
  • Academic support including tutoring and study sessions
  • Early alert system that notifies advisors and faculty when intervention is needed
  • Transfer planning assistance
  • Annual FAFSA workshops
  • On-campus social and academic activities

 

Commitment to education

  • The Power of YOU makes two years of tuition-free college possible for qualifying high school graduates at Minnesota State Community and Technical College with the assistance of community supporters.
  • By supporting area students both financially and academically, the Power of YOU makes an investment in our youth and in our communities.
  • M State's goal is to fund 100 2016 high school graduates during the 2016-17 academic year, with acceptance into the Power of YOU based entirely on student need and the amount of funds available through combined private scholarships and state and federal grants.
  • The Power of YOU will cover all student tuition and fees that remain after federal and state grants are applied to each participant's expense.
  • Once students have enrolled at M State, the Power of YOU provides advising and academic support services to help them reach their academic and career goals.
  • When they graduate from M State, our Power of YOU scholarship students may be able to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce and begin contributing to the regional economy with ZERO student debt. or enter the workforce and begin contributing to the regional economy with ZERO student debt.

 

Who can participate?

To be eligible for the Power of YOU on an M State campus in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead or Wadena, students must graduate in 2016 or later from one of the following public high schools. Priority consideration will be given to students pursuing Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Fine Arts transfer degrees.

· Bertha-Hewitt

· Breckenridge

· Detroit Lakes

· Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton

· Fergus Falls

· Frazee-Vergas

· Hawley

· Lake Park Audubon

· Mahnomen

· Menahga

· Moorhead

· New York Mills

· Park Rapids

· Pelican Rapids

· Perham

· Sebeka

· Staples-Motley

· Ulen

· Verndale

· Wadena-Deer Creek

· Waubun

· Wheaton

 

Power of YOU advisors

For more information please contact:

Detroit Lakes, Mark Nelson, (218) 846-3756

Fergus Falls, Jennifer Bieniek, (218) 736-1536

Moorhead, Michele Burns, (218) 299-6804

Wadena and eCampus, Christian Breczinski, (218) 631-7832

Last modified: May 20th, 2016 at 02:55pm