Hundreds of college-bound students across Minnesota now have the opportunity to be awarded workforce development scholarships worth $2,500 or more that will help them launch a career in a high-demand occupation in Minnesota. These scholarships were made possible by a $7 million appropriation from the Legislature after a successful pilot program stemming from the 2017 legislative session that initially awarded $1 million in scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Historically, East Central Energy (ECE) awards two $1,000 scholarships to students planning to participate in approved post-secondary degree programs at PTCC.
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation to provide 14 $2500 scholarships to two-year colleges in the Minnesota State system. The scholarships targeted high demand career fields of agriculture, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing.