Scholarships support students entering high-demand professions

Twenty-three area high school seniors have been awarded Workforce Development Scholarships in the first year of a pilot program that encourages students to enroll in Minnesota State Community and Technical College programs that prepare them for careers in high-demand fields.

The 23 are all students in M State Partner High Schools, a group of 16 area school districts that are partnering with M State.

The Workforce Development Scholarships, each a minimum of $2,500, were created by the 2017 Legislature. M State’s awards target students enrolling in programs related to advanced manufacturing (nine scholarships), agriculture (one scholarship), health care services (10 scholarships) and information technology (three scholarships).

Scholarships support students entering high-demand professions M State Scholarships awarded to 23 seniors

Pelican Rapids
Najima Ahmed, Nursing, Fergus Falls campus

Detroit Lakes
Maddie Hibma, Nursing, Detroit Lakes campus
Naomi Hibma, Nursing, Detroit Lakes campus
Nichole Melby, Nursing, Detroit Lakes campus
Adam Prindle, Information Technology, Detroit Lakes campus

Fergus Falls
Ellie Swenson, Nursing, Moorhead campus
Ryan Wilson, Electrical Line Worker Technology, Wadena
campus

Frazee-Vergas
Caleb Irish, Electrical Technology, Wadena campus
Darcy Mortenson, Nursing, Detroit Lakes campus