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 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