65 students awarded Workforce Development Scholarships

August 25, 2021

Sixty-five students enrolled in one of 40 high-demand programs at M State have been awarded $2,500 scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year, thanks to the Minnesota Legislature’s support for the Workforce Development Scholarship program.

The scholarships, which can be renewed a second year for a total award of $5,000, target students pursuing careers in the fields of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, early childhood education, health care services, information technology and transportation. M State awards this academic year totaled more than $162,000.

Eligible programs are located on all four of M State’s campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

The scholarship covers about half the cost of annual tuition and fees. To be considered for the scholarship, students need only apply to M State in one of the qualified programs and complete the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid).

Workforce Development Scholarships began as a pilot program with a $1 million appropriation in 2017, and the 2019 Legislature expanded the program to $2 million in 2020 and $6 million for 2021. Scholarships are available on all 30 of the Minnesota State community and technical colleges.

Visit this site for more information and a complete list of eligible M State programs.