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If you enjoy working with your hands, solving problems, and making things and hate the thought of sitting behind a desk all day, learning a trade might be the right career path for you.

Trades jobs are in high demand and there’s a growing shortage of skilled trades workers. In many trade jobs, the average hourly wage is higher than $20 per hour – and experienced workers with specialist certifications often make much more than this – which means you can make a very decent living.

The thing is, while trade school is typically much, much cheaper than attending a four-year college, you’ll usually still have to cough up a couple hundred or thousand dollars.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 20 of the top trade scholarships available in Minnesota so you can save money and avoid debt while embarking on this exciting new adventure.

Why Should You Apply for a Scholarship to Learn a Trade?

One of the best things about a trades career is that the more you’re willing to learn and work hard to gain new, specialist, and in-demand skills, the higher your earning potential.

Many trades can be learned on the job and require only a high school diploma to get started, but having a formal qualification will make you a more desirable candidate for many employers. Not only that, but your starting salary will also be higher.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the trade scholarships below and start applying!

20 Trade Career Scholarships that Save Thousands of Dollars

Below, we’ve outlined 20 of the top trade career scholarships available in Minnesota. These opportunities could save you thousands of dollars, so click the links below to apply.

1. Workforce Development Scholarship at Anoka Tech College

Location

1355 W Main St Anoka, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

Many Anoka Technical College students receive scholarships every year. In fact, students often graduate from Anoka Tech nearly debt-free due to college scholarships. Scholarships for Anoka Technical College students are made possible by financial contributions received from alumni, businesses, foundations, and other friends of the institution.

Made possible through Minnesota State legislation, a limited number of $2,500 scholarships are available to new students seeking a certificate, diploma, or degree in:

  • Advanced CNC Machine Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Basic Welding
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Business Data Analyst
  • CNC Design & Manufacturing Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Health Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Support
  • Machine Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Network Management & Security
  • Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Pipe Welder
  • Practical Nursing
  • Robotic & Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Robotic & Laser Welding
  • Software Development
  • Special Electronics Technician
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Web Design & Development
  • Welding
  • Welding Fabricator
  • Welding Technology

Scholarship Qualifications

To be considered, students must be new to Anoka Tech (beginning fall 2020) or recipients of a 2019-2020 Workforce Development Scholarship and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits each semester and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.

Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility on a first-come, first-serve basis until all of the funds are allocated.

Value of Scholarship

$2,500 per recipient

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2. BridgeWorks Trades Ambassador Scholarship

Location

Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

While “college readiness” is the typical high school anthem, not all students are an ideal fit for that path. Many have a skillset and mindset that destines them to be successful in other challenging and rewarding careers like CNC machining, electrical engineering, and automotive.

A career path in trades and manufacturing offers both a compelling value proposition and a different sense of job satisfaction than the typical four-year college route – but the college-for-all push has kept many students from pursuing it. We firmly believe that these careers should be pursued by the best and the brightest among Generation Z!

Many employers are struggling to find workers because there aren’t enough young people entering the skilled labor pool. To help fill that pool and provide opportunities for all students, BridgeWorks has established the Trades Ambassador Scholarship in partnership with the Minneapolis Foundation.

BridgeWorks’ initial commitment toward this program is $25,000 annually from 2019-2022. This program will provide scholarships for students desiring a career in manufacturing and trades through the pursuit of AAS degrees and diplomas at Anoka Technical College, Century College, Dakota County Technical College, Dunwoody College of Technology, Hennepin Technical College, Minneapolis College, or Saint Paul College. (For more information on these schools, check out the Career Training Board.) In addition, BridgeWorks employees will serve as mentors to these students throughout their education. High school students who are interested in applying for the Trades Ambassador Scholarship should email tradescholar@generations.com for more information and an application.

This program will provide scholarships for students desiring a career in manufacturing and trades through the pursuit of AAS degrees and diplomas.

Value of Scholarship

  • $2,500 annually for Anoka Technical College, Century College, Dakota County Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, Minneapolis College, or Saint Paul College.
  • $10,000 annually to Dunwoody College of Technology.

Scholarship Qualifications

High school students interested in a career in trades and manufacturing can apply for the Trades Ambassador Scholarship.

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3. Federal Pell Grants

Scholarship Overview

Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.)

You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or nonforcible sexual offense.

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid, except under certain circumstances. Find out why you might have to repay all or part of a federal grant.

Value of Scholarship

The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,345 for the 2020-21 award year

The amount you receive will depend on:

  • Your Expected Family Contribution,
  • The cost of attendance (determined by your school for your specific program),
  • Your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • Your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

Scholarship Qualifications

Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not yet earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree.

To apply, start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. You will have to fill out the FAFSA form every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid.

In certain situations, an eligible student can receive up to 150 percent of his or her scheduled Pell Grant award for an award year.

For example, if you are eligible for a $2,000 Pell Grant for the award year and are enrolled full-time for both the fall term and spring term, you’ll likely receive $1,000 in the fall and $1,000 in the spring. However, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to receive up to an additional $1,000 for attendance in an additional term within that award year (resulting in your receiving 150% of your original award). You might hear this situation being referred to as “year-round Pell.” For details, contact your school’s financial aid office.

You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

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4. High School Engagement Scholarship at Dunwoody College of Technology

Location

818 Dunwoody Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

At Dunwoody, we believe the world needs more resourceful, highly-skilled problem solvers who are passionate about designing, building, making, and fixing things. Dunwoody’s High School Engagement Scholarship celebrates students who have been involved in industry-related programs, clubs, and organizations in high school.

These scholarships are awarded to Dunwoody students who have demonstrated a continuing interest in engineering, design, automotive, computers, and robotics, and manufacturing through participation in related high school programs, clubs, and organizations.

Dunwoody recognizes the importance of fostering an interest in technology and design-related fields at an early age. The High School Engagement Scholarship was established in recognition of the College’s continuing efforts to encourage young men and women to pursue these types of careers.

Value of Scholarship

Up to $2,000

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Have been accepted into Dunwoody College of Technology, and have your program selection finalized, by May 1
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Complete your FAFSA for the school year
  • Submit a High School Engagement Scholarship Application

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5. Women In Technical Careers (WITC) at Dunwoody College of Technology

Location

818 Dunwoody Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program designed to help female students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody College of Technology and launch into a great career.

The program includes:

  • Monthly professional development workshops, which will prepare you for a successful career.
  • Targeted advising and academic support, which will help ease your transition to college.
  • A strong peer support network.
  • Support from the Program Manager and other program participants.
  • A career-focused mentoring program, which will connect you to women working in the industry.

Value of Scholarship

  • A scholarship of up to $10,000/year
  • A child care stipend of $1,500/year if eligible.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Must self-identify as a woman or a non-binary individual
  • Must apply and be accepted into a 2-year or 4-year program at Dunwoody College of Technology in one of the following areas: Automotive, Computer Technology, Construction Sciences & Building Technology*, Robotics & Manufacturing, or the School of Engineering
  • Must complete the FAFSA and be able to demonstrate a high financial need
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED

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6. Construction Career Pathway Scholarship at Dunwoody College of Technology

Location

818 Dunwoody Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

The Construction Career Pathway Scholarship at Dunwoody College of Technology is designed to prepare high-potential, underserved and under-resourced individuals from a diverse population for lifelong careers as leaders, managers, and tradespeople in the construction industry.

Our mission is to work with employers to provide industry education, mentorship, and financial support that will result in earning an associate’s degree, successful employment, and a strong career development plan.

Value of Scholarship

A two-year scholarship award of up to $10,000 per year for full-time students in the

Construction Sciences & Building Technology programs:

  • Architectural Drafting & Design
  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  • Electrical Construction Design & Management
  • Facilities Operations & Management
  • HVAC Installation
  • HVAC Installation & Residential Service
  • HVACR Systems Servicing
  • Interior Design
  • Land Surveying
  • Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

Scholarship Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Complete enrollment application to Dunwoody College.
  • Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Complete CCP scholarship application, including essay.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Complete scholarship interview with Associate Director of Special Initiatives.
  • Accepted first-time, first-semester student at Dunwoody College.

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7. Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP)

Location

818 Dunwoody Boulevard Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

Dunwoody College of Technology’s Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) started in 1988. Since then, YCAP has assisted more than 1,300 students.

YCAP’s Mission is to:

  • Enhance the career opportunities of under-represented youth.
  • Empower high school juniors to graduate from high school.
  • Encourage students to earn a degree from Dunwoody.

Value of Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $10,000/year for two years.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Be interested in a technical career
  • Be currently in 11th grade (completing their junior year in Spring 2021)
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be available to attend a three-week YCAP Summer Camp in June 2021

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8. HTC Foundation Scholarships at Hennepin Technical College

Location

9000 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

The following HTC Foundation scholarships are available at Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

  • Need-based – Recipients will be selected based on financial need and satisfactory progress being made in the program major.
  • Merit-based – Recipients will be selected based on grade point average (GPA) and other specified criteria for each scholarship.
  • Program-specific – To be considered for program-specific scholarships, applicants must be enrolled in and registered for courses in the program specified in the scholarship. Other criteria as indicated on the list of scholarships will be used for selection.

Recipients do not have to be eligible for financial aid to be considered for a scholarship. Special consideration will be given to students who have received an award letter from HTC. The Hennepin Technical College Financial Aid code is 010491.

HTC Foundation scholarships are included in the total financial aid award and may impact other forms of financial aid. Whenever possible, loan assistance is adjusted first. Work-study positions may also need to be adjusted when a scholarship is awarded.

The selection committee may request verification of attendance, academic progress, and class standing from the college.

Scholarship awards are to be used for the current semester only unless designated by the donor as continuing scholarships.

Scholarship awards will be used to offset the cost of tuition and fees and will be credited to the student’s tuition account. If the award is greater than the balance due, a check will be issued to the student.

Decisions of the HTC Foundation Scholarship committee are final. The selection committee handles all application information in a professional and confidential manner.

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award via their college email and must sign and return a Scholarship Terms and Conditions and Release and Authorization form before the scholarship is awarded. Recipients are also required to write a thank-you note to the donor.

Value of Scholarship

Variable

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Complete the online scholarship application.
  • Complete the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid – available online at FAFSA Application or Dream Act - For undocumented/DACA students – available online at Dream Act Application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and have a financial aid eligible major unless different criteria are indicated. Some scholarships require full-time status (12 or more credits).
  • Scholarship recipients are required to meet and maintain all eligibility requirements including Satisfactory Academic Progress as described in the Catalog.

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9. Promise Scholarships at Hennepin Technical College

Location

9000 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

Hennepin Technical College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the Twin Cities area; costing the average full-time student around $5,232 per year. The Hennepin Technical College Foundation offers various scholarship opportunities that can make your education even more affordable and attainable.

The Hennepin Technical College Foundation's Promise Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 for high-achieving students from underrepresented communities.

Value of Scholarship

$1,000-$5,000

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Students of color, first-generation students, and/or women entering nontraditional careers
  • New HTC student (Not a current or past student)
  • Earn a 3.00 GPA, OR achieve an ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 56 or ESOL Score of 101 for adult learners. Please note the ACCUPLACER score qualifying for this scholarship may not be the same score required for your selected program of study.
  • Short essay describing your educational or career goals (maximum 500 words)
  • PSEO and Concurrent Enrolled students are eligible

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10. Summit Academy OIC scholarship

Location

935 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405, United States

Scholarship Overview

Although tuition at Summit Academy OIC is $7,050 for 20 weeks, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses to cover tuition and there are no textbooks to purchase. Our financial aid office is committed to administering gift aid to ensure that your Summit Academy OIC tuition is fully covered. As an institution, we do not participate in Federal and State Student Loan programs, so there are no loans to pay back.

Gift aid comes in the form of grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid. Funding comes from the federal government through the Department of Education, and the Minnesota State Government through the Office of Higher Education.

Value of Scholarship

Full tuition and textbooks.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or;
  • An eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • If you are male, be registered with Selective Service (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • Be enrolled in one of our healthcare, construction, or I.T. certificate programs
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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11. LeadMN Leadership Scholarship

Location

1515 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118, United States

Scholarship Overview

The LeadMN Leadership Scholarship rewards emerging student leaders for their community service and their academic achievement. LeadMN Leadership Scholarship winners serve their community in many ways–everything from mentoring Head Start students to organizing youth groups to volunteering as a translator.

Value of Scholarship

Varies according to circumstances.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • You must be a current student at one of the 37 Minnesota State colleges or universities (students attending private colleges or the University of Minnesota system are ineligible).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be an undergraduate student who demonstrates strong leadership skills and a commitment to serving others.
  • Graduate and PSEO students are ineligible.
  • LeadMN Governing Council Representatives and the LeadMN Cabinet are ineligible for the LeadMN Leadership Scholarship. LeadMN Governing Council Alternates and Platform Committee Members are eligible.
  • Applications are due April 1 at 11:59 PM for fall semester awards and November 1 at 11:59 PM for spring semester awards.

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12. Minnesota State Grant

Location

1450 Energy Park Dr #350, St Paul, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

State Grants help students from low- and moderate-income families pay for educational expenses at eligible Minnesota colleges or universities.

Eligible institutions include the state universities, the University of Minnesota, public community and technical colleges, schools of nursing and related health professions, private colleges, and private career institutions in Minnesota. For more information, contact the financial aid office at the school the student is attending or wishes to attend.

State Grants may not be used at out-of-state schools. However, Minnesota has tuition reciprocity agreements with several states and one Canadian province that may help reduce the price of a student's higher education.

Value of Scholarship

The maximum award for 2018-2019 ranged from about $7,845 at a public two-year college to $12,345 at a private four-year college. The average award is approximately $2,603. The minimum award is $100 per year.

Scholarship Qualifications

Minnesota residents who:

  • Are graduates of a secondary school or its equivalent or are at least 17 years of age.

Students who are in default on a student loan or who are more than 30 days behind on child support owed to a public agency are NOT eligible unless they have established payment plans with the appropriate agency and made a series of on-time monthly payments. Click here for more information on reestablishing eligibility for financial aid after a federal student loan default.

Students may receive State Grants for four consecutive full-time quarters or three consecutive semesters during the course of a single fiscal year.

State Grants are limited to:

  • Students who have not yet attended eight full-time semesters of postsecondary education or the equivalent. Students who have withdrawn for active military service or for a major medical illness while under the care of a physician after December 31, 2002, are given an extra term of eligibility.
  • Students who have NOT received a baccalaureate degree.

Students must reapply each year to be considered for a grant. A State Grant can be renewed for up to six full-time semesters or nine quarters (or their equivalent). However, the student must make satisfactory progress and demonstrate financial need as defined in state law.

To receive the full amount of the State Grant, the applicant must be a full-time student (registered for at least 15 credits per term). Less than full-time students will have their price of attendance prorated based on the actual number of credits. However, the parent or student contribution used in the award formula is NOT reduced if the student takes fewer credits, so a student who is eligible for an award at 15 credits may not qualify at a lower enrollment level.

Part-time students with three or more credits can be considered for a State Grant. However, students are encouraged to complete their degrees as quickly as possible by registering for as many credits as they can handle each term.

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13. Saint Paul College Scholarship​s

Location

235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

The Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation raises money for scholarships for Saint Paul College students for fall, spring, and summer terms. Unlike a student loan, a scholarship is a gift that is not paid back.

Not every student who applies receives a scholarship. If you do not receive one, you may re-apply for the next term. If you do receive a scholarship, you need to re-apply the following term if you want another one. There are more students who apply than dollars available. The selection of scholarship recipients is competitive.

You are notified before the start of a term if you will receive a scholarship. The actual dollars are deposited into your student account after the final add/drop date for the semester. Your scholarship dollars can be used for tuition, books/tools, or other living expenses.

Value of Scholarship

Varies according to circumstances.

Scholarship Qualifications

Qualification criteria vary from scholarship to scholarship.

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14. Workforce Development Scholarship from Saint Paul College

Location

235 Marshall Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

Saint Paul College is offering 85 new scholarships of $2,500 ($1250 Fall 2020/$1250 Spring 2021) for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. These scholarships are funded by the State of Minnesota and the Friends of Saint Paul College Foundation. The scholarship can be renewed for the second year of the program.

The Minnesota Legislature created the Workforce Development Scholarships in 2017 for students enrolled in high demand career programs at Minnesota community and technical colleges. The Legislature and the Saint Paul College Foundation have continued their commitment to the program with additional funding.

Value of Scholarship

$2,500

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Apply for Admission to Saint Paul College
  • Be a Minnesota Resident (Recent high school graduates and adult learners are eligible.)
  • Register for at least 9 credits in the Fall 2020 semester and continue enrollment in a minimum of 9 credits per semester
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards during enrollment​
  • Declare one of the following majors with Fall 2020 being the first semester in the program:​
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Early Childhood
  • Transportation

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15. Foundation Scholarships at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Location

1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

The Minneapolis College Foundation offers scholarships to Minneapolis Community & Technical College students for the Fall and Spring terms. Generous donors to the Foundation help make these opportunities possible.

The number of students receiving private support is constantly increasing as we continue our scholarship fundraising drive. These scholarships are highly competitive, and decisions are based on a very careful assessment of each student’s submitted application by the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships are typically awarded for one academic year unless otherwise noted. In most cases, recipients must reapply for any subsequent years. Please note that we have many more applicants for scholarships than we have funds to award, so not all students will receive a scholarship.

Value of Scholarship

Varies according to circumstances.

Scholarship Qualifications

Qualification criteria vary from scholarship to scholarship.

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16. Power of YOU (POY) at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Location

1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

The Power of YOU program makes the first two years at Minneapolis College tuition-free for eligible 2020 high school graduates. It covers the cost of tuition and fees for two years at Minneapolis College through state and federal grants and private scholarships. The Power of YOU supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program.

Value of Scholarship

Full tuition.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Graduate from a Minneapolis, St. Paul, or surrounding Suburban Public/Charter/Alternative or Private High School in Spring 2020.
  • Meet the criteria to apply for Federal Financial Aid and complete the financial aid package by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov Minneapolis College’s School Code: 002362
  • Posses a modest family income:
  • Example: A family of 2-10 with an annual income not exceeding $55,000 are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Select Course Placement to view the courses you can register for based upon your GPA, MCA, ACT, or SAT scores!

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17. Trades Hub Wallin Scholar

Scholarship Overview

The Wallin Scholars program supports lower-income students who seek careers in the manufacturing industry requiring technical education. Wallin Scholars are provided with tuition aid in the pursuit of two-year Associate’s degrees which meet education guidelines established by employers. The program brings together high school, nonprofit, and technical school partners to improve access to education, increase graduation rates, and enhance links to employment opportunities in the community.

Students applying through the Trades Hub to become a Wallin Scholar typically do so because they have discovered on the job board a manufacturing position (such as a CNC machinist, engineering test technician, or assembler) requiring a technical degree.

To find all available Wallin Scholar positions, please go to the Job Board and hit Search Now after entering “Wallin” in the search box. The accepted Wallin Scholar will begin school in the fall of 2020 at a technical school and in a particular degree program specified in the job posting.

The program includes:

Part-time work at the company during the student’s two school years.

Full-time summer work between the two school years.

A full-time position following successful completion of the degree program as well as any other requirements the hiring company may establish.

A Wallin advisor to provide wrap-around support to the student while in school.

A company mentor to assist with on-the-the job orientation and performance.

Scholarship Qualifications

Students must currently attend one of the high schools listed below to be considered for a Wallin scholarship:

Minneapolis Schools
  • Edison
  • FAIR School, Downtown
  • Heritage Academy
  • Longfellow Alternative
  • North Community
  • Patrick Henry
  • Roosevelt
  • South
  • Southwest
  • Washburn
  • Wellstone International
Saint Paul Schools
  • AGAPE
  • Central
  • Como Park
  • Creative Arts Secondary School
  • Gateway to College
  • Gordon Parks
  • Harding
  • Highland Park
  • Humboldt
  • Johnson
  • LEAP
  • Open World Learning Community
  • Washington Technology Magnet
Anoka-Hennepin Schools
  • Andover
  • Anoka
  • Blaine
  • Champlin Park
  • Coon Rapids
Other Metro Schools
  • Bloomington Jefferson
  • Bloomington Kennedy
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Burnsville
  • Columbia Heights
  • The community of Peace Academy, St. Paul
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit
  • DeLaSalle
  • Edina
  • Fridley
  • Hiawatha Collegiate
  • Hmong College Prep
  • Hopkins
  • Irondale
  • Mounds View
  • North
  • Park Center
  • Richfield
  • Robbinsdale Armstrong
  • Robbinsdale Cooper
  • Roseville Area
  • Spring Lake Park
  • St. Louis Park
  • Ubah Medical Academy

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18. Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships

Scholarship Overview

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Value of Scholarship

$2,500

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Enrolled in an eligible program in Fall 2020
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

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19. Workforce Development Scholarship from Century College

Location

3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, United States

Scholarship Overview

Thanks to Legislative funding, the $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships are available for new Century College students pursuing careers in the eligible degrees, diplomas, and certificates listed below. These give students the skill sets to enter into high-demand occupations after graduation.

Value of Scholarship

$2,500

Scholarship Qualifications

Preference will be given to students who are:

  • diverse,
  • non-traditional*, and/or
  • demonstrating financial need.
  • *Students whose gender is underrepresented in referenced fields of study.

To be eligible for a Century College Foundation Scholarship, you must register for the minimum number of credits required by your scholarship and you must continue to meet all other criteria of the scholarship

Disbursement Policy: Scholarships are prorated between the fall and spring semesters. This means you will receive half of your scholarship to go towards paying for Fall tuition and the other half will go towards Spring Semester. If a student does only attended one semester during the academic year, the remaining funds will be re-awarded. If an alternate student does not qualify, the funds will be returned to the scholarship account.

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20. Workforce Development Scholarship from St. Cloud Technical & Community College

Location

1540 Northway Drive St. Cloud, Minnesota

Scholarship Overview

Minnesota State and St. Cloud Community & Technical College are awarding $2,500 scholarships to new students in select programs. The application window for this scholarship is now open.

Qualifying programs:

  • Auto Body Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • CNC and Advanced Machining
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cyber Security
  • Early Childhood Education AAS
  • Early Childhood Education DIP
  • Elementary Education Transfer Pathway
  • Special Education Transfer Pathway
  • Energy & Electronics
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Coding
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
  • Network Administration
  • Paramedicine
  • PC Specialist
  • Welding/Fabrication

Value Of Scholarship

$2500

Scholarship Qualifications

To be eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship you must:

  • Be a resident of Minnesota
  • Be a high school graduate or have completed a GED by Fall 2020
  • Have applied to SCTCC in a qualifying program
  • Enroll in at least nine credits Fall semester 2020
  • Complete the scholarship application by June 15, 2020

Second-semester funding:

  • Complete nine credits
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher

Did you receive a Workforce Development Scholarship last year?

  • You can apply again, but your total award can't be more than $5,000 (two scholarships)
  • The second scholarship will be awarded after completing two semesters
  • You're eligible for a third scholarship if you transfer to a related program at a Minnesota State university

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Get an inside view of what it takes to start your career in the trades. Meet industry vets and hear what a typical day looks like for them. They'll explain the path they took, the perks and challenges of the job, and steps you can take to get started on your career journey.

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Hey There! Welcome to the new Trades Hub job board.

Did you find a career you’re interested in? If you’re not sure, check out the Careers section of the website where we currently have seventeen featured. Be sure to explore the videos for each.

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