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Take advantage of these scholarships today!

The Minnesota Legislature has provided funding for hundreds of $2,500 scholarships at the 30 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State in the high-demand fields of:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Health Care Services
  • Information Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Transportation

Now available for the state universities too!

The Workforce Development Scholarship program has now been expanded to include $2,500 scholarships to the seven state universities of Minnesota State for students who received a Workforce Development Scholarship from a Minnesota State college, graduated from the college with a two-year associate's degree, and transfer into a corresponding bachelor’s program.


  • Enrolled in a high-demand occupation within an eligible program
  • 9 credits per term; 2.0 GPA, Minnesota resident
  • $1,250 award per term ($7,500 maximum over three years)
  • Preference for students in financial need
  • Adult students and third-year transfer students to state university are eligible

Additional Information:

Additional information for faculty and staff on the WDS SharePoint/Connect site  ( required for login)

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