Steps to Success

Our commitment to success

Steps to Success provides education and support services to women in business, engineering and technology programs on M State's Moorhead campus. The program supports women of color and women who are first-generation college students, English Language Learners or Pell Grant-eligible as they work to complete their degrees and train for nontraditional high-wage, high-demand careers in business, engineering and technology.

Who can participate?

Participants must meet one of the above criteria and be enrolled in one of the following programs:s

How do students benefit?

Students in the program will get assistance overcoming challenges and achieving success through:

  • Individualized support in advising, mentoring, accessing resources, careers and student success
  • Free laptop
  • Free one-credit student success course
  • Weekly study table
  • Weekly gas card
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with other women in business, engineering and technology

How to participate

To participate or for more information, contact Kate Johnson at kate.johnson@minnesota.edu or 218.299.6534.

Funding for Steps to Success

Steps to Success is made possible through funding by the Otto Bremer Trust and the Women's Foundation of Minnesota.

In April 2020, M State was the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Women's Foundation, which said Steps to Success impacts the larger community "by inspiring and educating women to be leading innovators and changemakers and creating a more diverse workforce to meet the needs of the community."

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Women's Foundation of Minnesota