May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022 – After a record-breaking year for scholarship distribution where the Northland Foundation distributed over $415,000 during the 2021-2022 academic year, the foundation is once again looking to award $255,000 for the upcoming 2022 fall semester.
For the 2022 fall semester, $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships will be given to 70 Northland students, $1,250 for each semester, who choose to enter high-demand fields in six industries – advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education, and transportation. The Workforce Development Scholarship program was conceived by Minnesota State and supported with funding by the MN Legislature in 2017 to encourage prospective students to enter workforce sectors with critical labor shortages.
In addition to state-supported initiatives, the Northland Foundation looks to award nearly $80,000 in scholarships that have been funded by the generous investments of businesses and individual donors. Awards are available for full or part-time incoming and returning students who are on campus or online.
“We are fortunate to have so many generous donors who have been willing to invest in the futures of Northland students,” shared Amy Sperling, Northland Foundation Director of Operations. “What may seem like a small contribution can mean the difference between a student having the ability to enroll in college and not. Removing some of the financial barriers many of our students face is essential to their success and the success of our regional workforce.”
Current or prospective students can still take part in Northland’s scholarship process and do not have to be enrolled or an applicant to apply.
For more information and to apply for a scholarship, visit www.nctcfoundation.com/allscholarships/.