The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has awarded $50,000 to the Northwest Technical College Foundation to launch a new Delta Dental Equity and Education Scholarship Program for qualifying students who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).
The grant extends through Spring 2024 and a total of $39,000 will be used for scholarship and supportive success dollars. Each year, at least three students will receive Delta Dental Equity and Education Program scholarships of up to $6,500, which includes $4,000 in academic scholarship funds and $2,500 student success funds that can be used for housing, child care or other needs.
Throughout 2022, NTC’s Office of Admissions and American Indian Resource Center staff invites prospective dental assisting students from the area, including Bemidji’s neighboring Indigenous nations — the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the Red Lake and White Earth nations — to apply for the scholarships.
The Foundation will reserve to establish an endowed Delta Dental Foundation & Partner Fund to extend the scholarship program into the future. The remaining $1,000 will be used for recruitment and marketing efforts.
Apply for Fall 2022
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Grant Application
Tips for applicants: To increase your chances of receiving a scholarship, first type your answers to the essay questions in a Microsoft Word document. Ask someone else to proof your answers. Then cut and paste your final document into the online form. The online form does not offer spellcheck.
About the NTC Foundation
The Northwest Technical College Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization housed within The Northwest Minnesota Foundation and supports NTC students through scholarships, equipment and program support.
Building a legacy for the college and its students, the NTC Foundation advances the college’s mission and goals by seeking, receiving and managing charitable gifts and endowment for scholarships, equipment and the enrichment of academic programs and student services.
NTC Foundation Scholarships
Northwest Technical College Foundation manages scholarships for current and new NTC students who are enrolled either part-time or full-time. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,500 per semester. View available scholarships.