Take advantage of these scholarships today!

The Minnesota Legislature has provided funding for hundreds of $2,500 scholarships at the 26 community and technical colleges of Minnesota State in the high-demand fields of:

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

Many scholarships are also matched dollar for dollar by private donors!

That means you might be able to get as much as $5,000 a year for the scholarship.

University Workforce Development Scholarships

The Workforce Development Scholarship program has now been expanded to include $2,500 scholarships to the seven state universities of Minnesota State for those who received a Workforce Development Scholarship from a Minnesota State college 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 those in financial need
  • Adults and transfer students to state universities are eligible

Additional Information:

Additional information for faculty and staff on the Workforce Development Scholarship SharePoint/Connect site  (YourStarID@MinnState.edu required for login)