• 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.


What is Power of YOU?

M State’s Power of YOU means two years of tuition-free college for eligible students, allowing Power of YOU participants to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with little or no student debt. Using scholarship funds contributed by community donors, Power of YOU will pay for all tuition costs that are not covered by state and federal grants. Along with financial assistance, Power of YOU helps students reach their academic and career goals with advising and academic support services.

Following a successful program pilot during the 2016-17 academic year, M State will begin accepting Power of YOU application in February 2018 for Fall Semester 2018. Power of YOU participants are selected on the basis of financial need and other eligibility requirements.



 

To qualify for 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

Priority consideration will be given to students pursuing Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Fine Arts transfer degrees.



 

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
  • An 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.
  • 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 little or no 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.

· Barnesville

· 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

· Rothsay

· Sebeka

· Staples-Motley

· Underwood

· Ulen

· Verndale

· Wadena-Deer Creek

· Waubun

· Wheaton


 

Power of YOU support

Power of YOU scholarships are funded by community donors. If you or your organization is interested in being a Power of YOU supporter, please contact Denise Laymon, M State's chief development and alumni officer, at 218.846.3720.


 

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: February 24th, 2017 at 02:57pm