NCTC is awarding more than $175,000 in workforce development scholarship.
As part of an $8 million appropriation awarded to the Minnesota State system, workforce development scholarships are now available to students at Northland Community and Technical College. There will be more than $175,000 in scholarships available this fall for new students entering high demand career fields.
Each scholarship is valued at $2,500 and is to be split between two semesters. The college will grant more than 70 scholarships beginning in the fall of 2020.
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, about 2,400 scholarships will be awarded in the next academic year from fall 2020 to spring 2021.
A $2,500 scholarship for the year covers nearly half of the average tuition and fees for full-time admission at Northland. With over 70 of these scholarships available for Minnesota residents next fall, there is a huge opportunity to draw students to these career fields.