Scholarships Offered by PTCC and Friends or Partners of PTCC

MSCSA Leadership Scholarship

The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) offers several different scholarships, each with different deadlines and eligibility criteria. Please visit the MSCSA Scholarship webpage for more detailed information.

PTCC Foundation Scholarships:

Thanks to generous donations and extensive fundraising efforts, the Pine Technical and Community College Foundation will be offering scholarships to new and returning PTCC students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Foundation has two different scholarship programs; Robert L. Musgrove Bridging the Dream Scholarship program and the Endowment Scholarship program. PTCC students can conveniently apply for all of the scholarships by completing one scholarship application. Currently taking applications through July 14, 2017.

Robert L. Musgrove Bridging the Dream Scholarship

Robert L. Musgrove Bridging the Dream is a scholarship program established and funded by Pine Technical and Community College Foundation through donations and annual fundraising efforts. Awarded to students enrolled in any program.

Foundation Endowment Scholarships

Allied Health & HagE Scholarship - Awarded to student enrolled in Health Sciences and Nursing Programs.

Manufacturing Alliance Scholarships - Awarded to students enrolled in an advanced manufacturing program.

Foundation General Scholarships - Awarded to students enrolled in ANY program.

Stearns Bank Scholarships - Awarded to students enrolled in a business-related program. Students eligible for these scholarships should qualify for a Pell grant.

Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson Part-Time Student Scholarship

PTCC, on behalf of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, historically awards one student a Trustee Emeritus Robert Erickson Scholarship in the amount of $1,024 for an academic year. To be eligible, students must be a working adult, taking no more than 11 credits per semester. Information regarding applying for the next cycle will posted here soon - check back!

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® MINNESOTA

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA is a scholarship program that helps early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their education, compensation and commitment to the field. For information on eligibility, applications, and other details visit Child Care Aware's T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® scholarship page or contact

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Minnesota


Scholarships Offered by Other Organizations

East Central Energy Scholarship

Historically, East Central Energy (ECE) awards two $1,000 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs at PTCC. These scholarships are available as the result of Capital Credits, which have remained unclaimed after several attempts to locate past members of the cooperative. ECE is excited to use this money for something as valuable as education. To be eligible student must be an ECE member of son or daughter of an ECE member and be enrolled at Pine Technical & Community College for Fall 2016. Find the application here. Submit completed application to PTCC Student Affairs Office. Deadline April 28, 2017.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program: STEM Scholarships

The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program awards scholarships in the amount of $2500 to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. Information regarding applying for the next cycle will posted here soon - check back!

HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

HotelsCheap offers a general scholarship totaling $2000 each fall and spring term for a student enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program. For more information including directions regarding how to apply and deadlines, visit the HotelsCheap Scholarship Program site directly.

Spire Credit Union

Scholarship details are outlined on the following website: Application criteria are as follows: Must be a primary member of Spire Credit Union and your account must be in good standing; and must write an essay of 500-1,000 words.

Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship

The Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship is designed to provide aid to nursing students in their final year of nursing school. Follow the previous link for the application and eligibility requirements. Scholarship is an online book and textbook buyback service that gives student the opportunity to ease the financial burden of college by selling back their used textbooks - including books the Campus Store may not buy back. offers a College Essay Scholarship Contest in which they award $1000 to the winner. For more information, visit their contest page.

SFM Foundation Scholarship

The SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Qualifying students are eligible to receive up to $5000 per year. Find out more, including how to apply, by visiting the SFM Foundation directly. Scholarships

Each year accepts applications for scholarships. For more details on the scholarships and how to apply visit their website, Scholarships.

The Drive to Learn Scholarship

Shift Insurance offers a scholarship to full-time students in the amount of $1000. Find more details on their website.

EntirelyPets Scholarships

This scholarship is open to all graduating high school students as well as currently enrolled college students enrolled in any major. Must respond to the essay question "How has owning a pet positively impacted your life?" Winners will be selected based on the quality of their essay. Three awards will be given per semester in the amounts of $1500, $1000, and $500. For more information visit the EntirelyPets website.

National Federation of the Blind

For more information on this scholarship visit the website at

SFM Foundation Scholarship

The SFM Foundation gives up to $5000 per year to a student whose parent or guardian has been injured or killed in the course of working for a Minnesota Employer. Deadline to apply is March 31. Scholarships are awarded annually each spring. Visit the SFM Foundation website for more information.


F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarship

F.A. Davis is delighted to offer a $1,500 scholarship to an undergraduate nursing student in the U.S. or Canada. This scholarship reflects our continuing commitment to the education of nurses and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. It recognizes the challenging, yet rewarding path nursing students have embarked on and the very special nature of those who have chosen it. For the more information and the application, please visit the F.A. Davis Company website.

Goedeker's Appliances Scholarships

Goedeker's offers two scholarships: Goedeker's Book Scholarship and Goedeker's Public Service Scholarship. For more information regarding either of these scholarships, please visit Goedeker's Scholarship webpage.

1st Art Gallery Scholarship

Eligibility requirements: 1) High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school or design school 2) Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school. For more information on this scholarship and how to apply, please visit the 1st Art Gallery Scholarship webpage.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

The Horatio Alger Association offers $2,500 scholarships to students currently pursuing career or technical education at any of the nation’s not-for-profit community colleges or technical schools. These applications are open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out. Applications will be reviewed monthly. Apply HERE.




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