59 M State students awarded $2,500 scholarships

September 21, 2023

Fifty-nine Minnesota State Community and Technical College students have been awarded $2,500 scholarships this academic year, thanks to the Minnesota Legislature’s Workforce Development Scholarship program.

The scholarships can be renewed for a second year for a total possible award of $5,000 per student over four semesters, which covers about half the cost of annual tuition and fees.

M State students enrolled in degree and diploma programs for careers in the high-demand fields of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, construction management, early childhood education, healthcare, information technology, public safety and transportation may be eligible for the scholarships. Students who enroll in one of these programs and complete a FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) are automatically considered. Additional eligibility requirements include residing in Minnesota, taking at least 9 credits per semester and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Workforce Development Scholarships began in 2017 and are made possible by state funding as well as private match funds. They are available across the Minnesota State system of community and technical colleges, of which M State is a part. For more information, visit www.minnesota.edu/wdscholarships.

M State serves more than 6,500 students in credit courses each year in over 70 career and liberal arts programs online and in-person at its campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. The college also partners with communities to provide workforce development services and other responsive training programs to 500 businesses and 9,000 participants.