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Northland Community & Technical College Foundation Awards $139,546 in Scholarships

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Northland Community & Technical College Foundation Awards $139,546 in Scholarships

Over one hundred forty scholarships were awarded for Fall 2023.

Continuing its commitment to making a premier education accessible to all students, the Northland Community & Technical College Foundation awarded $139,546 in scholarships to students on the East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls campuses for the 2023 fall semester. Each student received between $250 and $2,500 to help finance their education at Northland.

Along with the scholarship opportunities available as a direct result of the Northland’s dedicated donors, two other initiatives within Minnesota will have the foundation funding and facilitating more than $272,046 in awards for fall 2023. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture launched a scholarship program for beginning farmers, of which nearly $60,000 was allocated to new farmers in the region who attend Northland’s Farm Business Management program. In addition, the Minnesota State Legislature has continued to fund the Workforce Development Scholarship initiative, with the foundation distributing over $130,000 of these funds to Northland students seeking an education in one of several high-demand career fields. 

“We are so grateful for the generous contributions of our donors who understand the importance of investing in technical and transfer education,” said Foundation Executive Director Lars Dyrud. “These scholarships will make a significant difference in the lives of our students, helping them access the education and training they need to excel in their chosen fields.”

The scholarships cover a wide range of educational expenses, including tuition, books, and other related costs, and aim to reduce the financial barriers that students often face when pursuing higher education. Recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, financial need, and commitment to their chosen fields of study.

Northland Auto Body Collision Technology student Gunnar Sandeen (Oklee, MN) says that the scholarships he received are paramount to his persistence through college.

“When I got the email about the scholarships being offered, I decided to apply right away. It was really easy to do,” Sandeen said. “Without the scholarships, paying for my tools and tuition would have been a struggle. With this scholarship, I can stay on track and pursue something I am passionate about without worrying so much about being able to afford it.”

Congratulations to the fall 2023 recipients, listed alphabetically by hometown:

City, StateLast NameFirst NameScholarship
Ada, MNKesselbergAshtonRobert J. and Mary L. Johnson Scholarship
Ada, MNKesselbergAshtonMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
AlvaradoTotlandJericaNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Apple Valley, MNSpencerTioHartz Foundation Scholarship
Apple Valley, MNTioSpencerRobert J. and Mary L. Johnson Scholarship
Argyle, MNObergDemetriusMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Avon, MNKierzekOliviaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Bemidji, MNBorckDanielMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Bemidji, MNKeelorMelanieRespiratory Therapy Program Scholarship
Bemidji, MNKeelorMelanieSteve Hillman Memorial Scholarship
Bemidji, MNKlemetsonMishaylaDistance Student Scholarship
Bemidji, MNKochVeronicaNBRC Scholarship
Bismarck, NDAndersonKalebHartz Foundation Scholarship
Brooklyn Park, MNNeboSebastianceOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Brooklyn Park, MNNeboSebastianceDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Brooten, MNSchwinghammerTiyanaRick Ostby Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Brooten, MNSchwinghammerTiyanaHartz Foundation Scholarship
Conroe, TXChapaDanielHartz Foundation Scholarship
Cook, MNRataiKadenMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Crookston, MNBaatzKellyMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Crookston, MNClarkCaseyMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Crookston, MNGilleland-NarvaezBrandiAggie Gooden Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Crookston, MNGilleland-NarvaezBrandiNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Crookston, MNLallierJuliaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Crookston, MNOsbornEmmaHartz Foundation Scholarship
Crookston, MNOsbornEmmaLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship Renewal
Crookston, MNOsbornEmmaSTAY Endowment Scholarship
Crookston, MNTateEmileeMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNBousheeJacobDaniel Formato Memorial Endowment Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNBrudinNicholasMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNFranzwaTaylorMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNKleinvachterTaitMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNNickolauson FincherCoquetNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNRamon-SalinasSebastianMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNSemlingZacharyMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
East Grand Forks, MNStanislowskiAlysonMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Erskine, MNBensenRachelNBRC Scholarship
Erskine, MNNelsonKendylDr. Juho (Joe) Krepp Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Erskine, MNOstenaaIzabelleMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Fergus Falls, MNRogalJosephLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Fergus Falls, MNRogalJosephMSCF TRF Faculty Union Scholarship
Fergus Falls, MNRogalJosephMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Fertile, MNBennefeldKobeOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Fertile, MNBennefeldKobeDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Fertile, MNBennefeldKobeMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Fertile, MNIversonJosieLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Fisher, MNKovarikKatelynnMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Foley, MNChmielewskiHaileyNBRC Scholarship
Fort Myers, FLTurneyKaneJim and Penny Langland Endowment Scholarship
Fosston, MNChristenZoeyLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship Renewal
Frazee, MNNagelJakeMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Fridley, MNAdamsRobertNBRC Scholarship
Gary, MNEngenTitanLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship Renewal
Gatzke, MNSundbergSheldinHartz Foundation Scholarship
Gatzke, MNSundbergSheldinMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Gonvick, MNBurmanMakaylaNBRC Scholarship
Goodridge, MNGrindelandChantelLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Goodridge, MNHaugenNoahIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Goodridge, MNHendricksonThorDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Goodridge, MNHenricksonThorOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Goodridge, MNHurlburtEvaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Goodridge, MNMerrillNoelleMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Goodridge, MNNelsonLydiaHarold and Mary Dupree Endowment
Goodridge, MNNelsonLydiaHartz Foundation Scholarship
Grafton, NDRomoMarcAltru Alliance LPN Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDAbdiWaliNBRC Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDBuchananTiffanyHartz Foundation Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDBuchananTiffanyNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDHirsiSumeyaNBRC Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDIkpoChimaraokeNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDKodippiligeHashanNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDRobinsonRyanNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDSwollCrystalDistance Student Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDTurneyKaneHartz Foundation Scholarship
Grand Forks, NDWilliamsFaythNBRC Scholarship
Greenbush, MNBlawattZacharyMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Greenbush, MNEllefsonRyleeGladys Person Endowment Scholarship
Grygla, MNShafferNevaehLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Grygla, MNSundbergSheldinLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Henning, MNHartAllysonMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Hillsboro, NDBergeTatianaNathan Hageman Memorial Scholarship
Jordan, MNKlegstadEmmaNBRC Scholarship
Kamuela, HIJardineKaleoHartz Foundation Scholarship
Karlstad, MNLindgrenMorganHartz Foundation Scholarship
Karlstad, MNTurnerClaraMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Langdon, NDAndresenLiamGladys Person Endowment Scholarship
Langdon, NDAndresenLiamHartz Foundation Scholarship
Maple Grove, MNKenewaKumba (Esther)NBRC Scholarship
McIntosh, MNRoussyKalebOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
McIntosh, MNRoussyKalebDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Melbourne, FLOsei-TutuMalicHartz Foundation Scholarship
Melbourne, FLOsie-TutuMalicKeith and Ruth Christensen Endowment Scholarship
Mentor, MNFinnStevenOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Mentor, MNFinnStevenDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Mentor, MNFinnStevenMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Mentor, MNShaverCadenSpark an Arc Scholarship
Mentor, MNShaverCadenMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Middle River, MNMuellerNikolasMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Middle River, MNNelsonElizabethMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Middle River, MNTaralaRaymondHartz Foundation Scholarship
Milwaukee, WIHoustonTarrellOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Milwaukee, WIHoustonTarrellDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Nairobi, KenyaHajiIsmailNBRC Scholarship
Nairobi, KenyaMuhumedZakariaNBRC Scholarship
Newfolden, MNTimmSaraJodi Larson Memorial Scholarship
Newfolden, MNAudetteAvaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Newfolden, MNHansonAnnaPennies for Part-Timers Endowment Scholarship
Newfolden, MNHoglinGabrielleMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Newfolden, MNOlsonAdrienneLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship Renewal
North St. Paul, MNMunjamWaltersNBRC Scholarship
Norwood Young America, MNUrnessLucasOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Norwood Young America, MNUrnessLucasDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Norwood Young America, MNUrnessLucasMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Oklee, MNMagnellClowieMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Oklee, MNPrickettCarliIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Oklee, MNPrickettCarliMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Oklee, MNSandeenGunnarHartz Foundation Scholarship
Oklee, MNSandeenGunnarLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Oklee, MNSandeenGunnarOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Oklee, MNSandeenGunnarDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Oklee, MNSandeenGunnarMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Plymouth, MNOyaroYamahNBRC Scholarship
Red Lake Falls, MNFotyChristopherNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Red Lake Falls, MNKnottHollieAndrew O. Skaar Endowment Scholarship
Red Lake Falls, MNSauveKiaraMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Roosevelt, MNSchutzBrandonHartz Foundation Scholarship
Roseau, MNBeitoAlexisHartz Foundation Scholarship
Roseau, MNBeitoAlexisLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Roseau, MNDalloGildaGladys Person Endowment Scholarship
Roseau, MNDalloGildaHartz Foundation Scholarship
Roseau, MNDalloGildaNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Roseau, MNHinsonRoryMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Roseau, MNJohnsonDylanMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Roseau, MNWarneKylaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Rosemount, MNHornEthanOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Rosemount, MNHornEthanDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Rosemount, MNHornEthanMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Rothsay, MNChristensonJacobMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Royalton, MNMeemkenAdamNBRC Scholarship
Salol, MNPhillipsSheenaPennies for Part-Timers Endowment Scholarship
Sartell, MNBolineChadNBRC Scholarship
Sauk Centre, MNChristenMitchellHartz Foundation Scholarship
Sauk Centre, MNChristenMitchellMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Snellville, GAMahonMakhiHartz Foundation Scholarship
St. Cloud, MNAbdullahiMohamedNBRC Scholarship
St. Cloud, MNClarkeCaelinNBRC Scholarship
St. Hilaire, MNFuhrerMeganIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
St. Hilaire, MNHarbottDruIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Strandquist, MNBlazejewskiRyderMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Strandquist, MNPietruszewskiJaceSpark an Arc Scholarship
Strandquist, MNPietruszewskiJaceMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNBakkeBrooklynArnold Nakken Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNBakkeBrooklynMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNBieganekAbigayleJarrod and Roberta Kalsnes Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNBieganekAbigayleLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNBieganekAbigayleMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNBrayCalebLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNColeGiselleLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship Renewal
Thief River Falls, MNCrandallJosiahMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNDakkenIsaacAndrew O. Skaar Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNFuhrerMeganLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNHagenGavinIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNHarbottDruLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNHasbargenLeaIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNHasbargenLeaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNHuotJeannetteHartz Foundation Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNJonesSarahHartz Foundation Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNKnottHollieHartz Foundation Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNKruegerDestineyIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNKruegerDestineyMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNLunsetterJonahHartz Foundation Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNLunsetterJonahIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNLunsetterJonahLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNLunsetterJonahSparby Family Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNMartinsenJarekIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNMelbyeBlakeOle and Ruth Tweet Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNMelbyeBlakeDondelinger Foundation Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNMelbyeBlakeMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNPrickettCarliLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNSabanditDejaIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNSabanditDejaLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNShafferNevaehSparby Family Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNTimmSaraNever Too Late Endowment Scholarship
Thief River Falls, MNWeetsJillianIGNITE PSEO Scholarship
Tolna, NDHovdenesKaseyHartz Foundation Scholarship
Tower, NDHujanenBrielleMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Warren, MNBayneLilyHartz Foundation Scholarship
Warren, MNBayneLilyLowell and Marge Swenson Endowment Scholarship Renewal
Warren, MNParkerAlexisPrairie Grass Chapter of the DAR
Warren, MNSwansonMaKennaMinnesota Workforce Development Scholarship
Warroad, MNFishAaronAndrew O. Skaar Endowment Scholarship
Warroad, MNFishAaronHartz Foundation Scholarship
West Fargo, NDLennonHannahNBRC Scholarship
Williston, NDSolmonsonGraceAltru Alliance RN Scholarship

Scholarships are offered each semester to current and incoming students in various programs at Northland. For more information about available scholarship opportunities, visit www.northlandcollege.edu/scholarships.

To learn more about establishing or contributing to a scholarship fund, contact Lars Dyrud at lars.dyrud@northlandcollege.edu.



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