Northland Announces Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship Recipients


Northland Announces Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships totaling $20,000 awarded to incoming students pursuing high-demand career fields.

April 11, 2019 – Northland Community & Technical College is proud to announce eight recipients of the Minnesota Workforce Development Scholarship.

Beginning in 2017 the Minnesota Legislature created the MN 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. To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in one of four high-demand career areas: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, or information technology.

“With a critical shortage of skilled workers in our region, Northland can be an integral partner to help fill these gaps. I’m encouraged that the Minnesota Legislature recognizes the importance of Minnesota State’s colleges in the education of the state’s workforce and continued support of this scholarship program can have a real impact on our communities,” expresses Northland President Dennis Bona.

Congratulations to the following MN Workforce Development Scholarship recipients:

Ada, MNSipLeahAgriculture
East Grand Forks, MNJordetEmmaNursing
East Grand Forks, MNLubinskiMadisonRadiologic Technology
Fertile, MNGustafsonBreannaRadiologic Technology
Greenbush, MNBlackHannaNursing
McIntosh, MNNesteClarissaRadiologic Technology
Thief River Falls, MNWolterMadisonNursing
Warroad, MNDahlKateNursing
“It’s wonderful to award scholarships to students who will be meeting some of the greatest workforce needs here in northwest Minnesota. Awarding $1,250 per semester in the first year is a great scholarship at the right time for these students,” said Lars Dyrud, Executive Director of the Northland Community & Technical College Foundation. He added, “Some of the biggest hurdles for new high school graduates is finding the balance between college-level classroom demands and working a part-time or full-time job to pay bills. If we want to fill our high-demand jobs, we need to give students a chance to be successful. This scholarship does that.”

The Northland Community & Technical College Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the educational experience of students, offers scholarship opportunities semi-annually to current and incoming students. With the generous support and investments from individuals and local businesses, the Northland Foundation distributes over $150,000 annually in scholarships.

For more information on scholarship opportunities available at Northland, visit or phone 1-800-959-6282.