Northland Student Luke Jeska Selected for Statewide Robens & Dembiczak Scholarship

Jeska one of only six Minnesota State system students to receive award

Luke Jeska, a graduate of North High School in North St. Paul, MN, is a sophomore at Northland pursuing a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

January 22, 2020 — Northland Community and Technical College student Luke Jeska has been awarded the Warren H. Robens & Henry P. Dembiczak Scholarship. The Robens & Dembiczak Scholarship is a statewide Lead MN award given to only six Minnesota students annually.

Mr. Warren H. Robens and Mr. Henry P. Dembiczak shared a commitment to the communities where they were raised and where they lived. They also shared a strong commitment to higher education with a passion for technical education. This scholarship was created to provide support for students enrolled in a technical course of study within Minnesota State.

Jeska, a graduate of North High School in North St. Paul, MN, is a sophomore at Northland pursuing a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. He is set to graduate in May 2020. After graduation, Jeska looks to land a career with a large airline as an avionics technician.

Jeska has been an integral part of Northland’s student life by serving as the Thief River Falls campus Student Senate President and member of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association. “Luke Jeska is without question, one of the most discerning leaders that Northland has boasted for many years. Luke genuinely cares about his fellow students, his program, his career, and his campus,” Jason Pangiarella, Northland Student Success Coordinator and Advisor enthusiastically illustrates, “As a leader, Luke is considerate of everyone he works with. He thoughtfully approaches decisions and listens to other campus leaders at length. This scholarship is well-deserved, and Minnesota’s future is in exemplary hands with Luke at the forefront of his community and profession.”

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 third-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 or call 1.800.959.6282.

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