Workforce Development Scholarships

Each year Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MinnState) allocates each member institution, including Northwest Technical College, a certain number of Workforce Development Scholarships for students pursuing education in certain high-demand career fields.

There is still an opportunity for students to apply for the Workforce Development Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

(NOTE: Students that earn the WDS at NTC are eligible for a 3rd year of the same scholarship if they transfer to BSU after completing their chosen program at NTC)

Eligible programs at NTC

  • Automotive
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Dental Assisting
  • Emerging Computer Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health Science Broad field
  • Health Care Admin Support/Specialist
  • Medical Coding
  • Nursing Generic
  • Practical Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Community Health Worker (1st term only)

Students must be Minnesota Residents who are enrolled full-time (9 credit minimum). Priority is given to new, first year students, but transfer and returning students are welcome to apply. Submit applications by Friday, September 15th at 5pm.

Workforce Development Scholarships

Choose a high demand field
Have you completed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?
Are you a first time college student?
Do you plan to enroll full-time (min 9 credits)?
Are you a Minnesota Resident?