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What is it?

The Wallin Scholars program supports lower-income students who seek careers in the manufacturing industry requiring a technical education. Wallin Scholars are provided with tuition aid in 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.

Do I qualify?

Students must currently attend one of the high schools listed at the bottom of this document to be considered a Wallin Scholar.

Who is Wallin?

For thirty years, Wallin Education Partners has increased educational opportunity for lower-income students in Minnesota. A highly effective and nationally recognized program, Wallin enables college and career success for lower-income Minnesota students through scholarships, comprehensive advising support, and collaboration with educational, business, and philanthropic partners. Wallin’s vision is to create a diverse, ever-expanding community of scholars and educated citizens with the skills, leadership, and dedication to build a stronger tomorrow.

What does the program look like?

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.

How do I apply?

For each Wallin Scholar position posted on the Trades Hub job board, there will be two parts to the application specified in the Application Information section:

  1. The application to Wallin Education Partners to become a Wallin Scholar. Please complete the entire application and submit it to Wallin according to the instructions provided. Here is a link to the application.
  2. The application to the company posting the position. Simply complete the form accessed by clicking Apply Now, attach a resume, and then Submit.

In addition, the student will need to apply to one or more of the approved technical schools for programs beginning in the fall of 2020.

What is the timeline and process?

March 1
Application opens for Wallin Scholars

April 1
Applications will be reviewed by Wallin Education Partners starting on this date and continuing on a rolling basis for acceptance as a Wallin Scholar.Companies to which students have applied through the Wallin Scholar program will be notified when a student is accepted as a Wallin Scholar. The student will then be interviewed by the company for the open position.

July 17
Applications will no longer be considered after this date.

Wallin Scholars Eligible High Schools for 2020

  • Minneapolis Schools
    • Edison
    • FAIR School, Downtown
    • Heritage Academy
    • Longellow 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
    • Community of Peace Academy, St. Paul
    • Cristo Rey Jesuit
    • DeLaSalle
    • Edina
    • Fridley
    • Hiawatha Collegiate
    • Hmong College Prep
    • Hopins
    • 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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