Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to be given to over 70 students entering high-demand occupations Fall 2020 semester
January 06, 2020 — As part of an eight-million dollar appropriation awarded to the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities to grant Workforce Development Scholarships to students, Northland Community & Technical College will have more than $175,000 in scholarships available to award to new students entering high demand career fields. Each scholarship is valued at $2,500 with the award to be split between two semesters.
The Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship initiative was launched as a pilot program in 2018 and expanded during the 2019 legislative session. The program was developed as a tool to help ease the critical shortage of skilled workers within the state by attracting students to high-demand career fields. Across the Minnesota State System, approximately 2,400 scholarships will be awarded in the 2020-2021 academic year.
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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