Scholarships awarded to students pursuing high-demand career fields
September 11, 2019 – Northland is proud to announce 18 additional recipients of the Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship. This marks 26 workforce scholarships totaling $65,000 for the 2019-2020 school year. Earlier this spring eight recipients of the Workforce Development Scholarship were announced.
Beginning in 2017, the Minnesota Legislature created the Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship allocating over $1 million in funds to encourage Minnesota’s graduating seniors to enter high-demand fields at one of Minnesota State’s colleges. The 2019 Legislative session resulted in a supplementary $2 million earmarked for students for this school year. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in one of six high-demand career areas: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, early childhood education, health care services, transportation, or information technology.
“We are thrilled that the Minnesota Legislature continues to recognize the importance of Minnesota State’s colleges in the education of the state’s workforce. Their additional support of this scholarship program will have a real impact on our communities,” states Northland President Dennis Bona. “We look forward to awarding these scholarships to help meet Minnesota’s workforce needs.”
Congratulations to the following MN Workforce Development Scholarship recipients: (Students listed alphabetically by hometown)
|CITY, STATE||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||MAJOR|
|Ada, MN||Eggen||Destiny||Occupational Therapy Assistant|
|Ada, MN||Vesledahl||Gretchen||Occupational Therapy Assistant|
|Bemidji, MN||Forte||David||Welding Technology|
|Crookston, MN||Christopherson||Trey||Computer & Network Technology|
|Crookston, MN||Delorme||Eric||Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning|
|East Grand Forks, MN||Urness||Ryan||Electronics|
|Minnetonka, MN||Ott||Justin||Aviation Maintenance Technology|
|Newfolden, MN||Wagner||Shelby||Physical Therapist Assistant|
|Newfolden, MN||Johnson||Mark||Automotive Service Tech|
|Orr, MN||Parson||Brendan||Construction Electricity|
|Plummer, MN||Nemec||Justin||Automotive Service Technology|
|Roseau, MN||Grindahl Jr||Dale||Auto Body Collision Technology|
|Thief River Falls, MN||Goss||Casey||Nursing|
|Thief River Falls, MN||Hintz||Zachary||Computer Network & Technology|
|Warroad, MN||Marty||Catherine||Animal Science|
Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and a satellite site in Roseau, Minnesota. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit www.northlandcollege.edu or call 1.800.959.6282.
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